A Courier photograph was recreated after 20-years to celebrate two decades of business for Boothtown’s Super Suds laundrette.
To mark the opening of Boothtown Road laundrette in 1994 a tongue-in-cheek picture was taken of Halifax RLFC player Wilf George with lucky lady and customer Julia Deardack, formerly of Boothtown, who passed away last year, aged 87.
20-years later, customer and Halifax’s RLFC’s Pete Emmett thought it would be good fun to recreate the original.
A Halifax RLFC competition was set up to find a new female model and after two weeks Super Suds owner chose Halifax RLFC fan Emily Hewitson-Townley, 71, of Warley,, to have her picture taken with the buff current player Rob Worrincy.
She said: “It was great fun. Rob’s lovely looking; they all are. I’m retiring this year so it was a great way to mark that.”
Super Suds owner Rochelle Drake who took over the laundrette from her mum Susan Poskitt, a year ago in April said: “It’s coming up to my first year in business and this a great way to celebrate. We tried to mirror the original picture - it look’s fantastic. We all had such a laugh doing it - the customers were over the moon; they got a lot more than they bargained for!”
Halifax RLFC’s Mike Riley said: “Rob’s a really good sport and doesn’t mind getting his kit off! Halifax RLFC take an active role in the community.”