James Smithies – funeral arrangements

James’s funeral will take place on Thursday 30th September at 12.15pm at Huddersfield Crematorium. The wake will be held at Outlane Golf Club.

It is with great sadness that the Club have been informed of the recent passing of James Smithies.

James was a surveyor (former partner at Lambert, Smith and Hampton before becoming an independent consultant) and worked closely with Phil Davies on the purchase and relocation of Huddersfield RUFC to Lockwood Park. He was involved in the Huddersfield Junior section where his son Ed was introduced to rugby.

In recent years James was heavily involved with Harrogate RUFC where he was a former Chairman and President.

The club would like to pass our condolences on to all of his family and friends.

Funeral arrangements will be announced in due course.


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