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Postby Steve Jones » Wed 18 Dec, 2013 3:03 pm

this useful website shows all the Leeds United kits:

http://www.historicalkits.co.uk/Leeds_United/Leeds_United.htm


only possible ones for peacock and it is stretching a point would appear to be the 1930-40's strips but i doubt it.
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Postby somme1916 » Wed 18 Dec, 2013 11:39 pm

OK folks,well... see what you make of this.Back in the day....most of south and eastern Leeds was extensively mined or quarried for coal,fireclay,stone or other materials.It is well known and(IIRC) reported on here that Elland Rd. was no exception.The Leeds fireclay company being among others who exploited this mineral wealth locally.On the attached pdf.document from the nmrs.website,please refer to pages 30 & 76 which refer to a "Peacock" pit on or nearabouts Elland Rd around the back end of the 19th century to about 1915.LUFC was formed in 1919 after being Leeds City from 1904.......so it's not inconceivable there is some connection there ??? That said,it would beg the question why the colliery was named Peacock.lol.
I've enclosed the full document as coal buffs may wish to peruse the many other interesting items contained therein.I can only ask you formulate your own opinion but i'm reasonably convinced there is a connection here.
http://www.nmrs.org.uk/resources/NMRSMinesofCoal1854.pdf    
        
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Postby Bruno » Thu 19 Dec, 2013 12:08 am

raveydavey wrote:

From Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leeds_United_A.F.C.

[i]The club's most common nicknames are "The Whites" and "The Peacocks". The latter stems from the former name of the Elland Road, The Old Peacock Ground, which was in turn named after The Old Peacock pub opposite Elland Road's South Stand


Hasn't this already answered this question?
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Postby somme1916 » Thu 19 Dec, 2013 12:39 am

Bruno wrote:
raveydavey wrote:

From Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leeds_United_A.F.C.

[i]The club's most common nicknames are "The Whites" and "The Peacocks". The latter stems from the former name of the Elland Road, The Old Peacock Ground, which was in turn named after The Old Peacock pub opposite Elland Road's South Stand


Hasn't this already answered this question?


I only expounded this as a possibility.........which came first..........pub or colliery ?    
        
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Postby drapesy » Sat 21 Dec, 2013 12:13 am

somme1916 wrote:
Bruno wrote:
raveydavey wrote:

From Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leeds_United_A.F.C.

[i]The club's most common nicknames are "The Whites" and "The Peacocks". The latter stems from the former name of the Elland Road, The Old Peacock Ground, which was in turn named after The Old Peacock pub opposite Elland Road's South Stand


Hasn't this already answered this question?


I only expounded this as a possibility.........which came first..........pub or colliery ?    



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Postby jan8 » Sat 21 Dec, 2013 1:57 pm

We are the Whites
We are the Whites
We are we are
We are the Whites

or

LEEDS - LEEDS- LEEDS

Don't ever remember them being called just United though.
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Postby Hats Off » Sun 22 Dec, 2013 5:16 pm

The site, at the foot of Beeston Hill beside the A643 road to Elland, was owned by Bentley's Brewery and was called the Old Peacock Ground, after the pub which faced the land, hence the nickname the Peacocks associated with both Leeds City and United. The first occupants were Holbeck Rugby Club (rugby league) who moved from Holbeck Recreation Ground after buying the Old Peacock Ground from Bentley's for £1,100.

The club erected a new stand in readiness for the 1898-99 season. The ground eventually became known simply as Elland Road.
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Re: Leeds United Nickname

Postby volvojack » Sun 22 May, 2016 12:29 pm

Just came across this as I was browsing through the site.
When football resumed after the second World War and United were playing at home my father used to drop my brother and I of to watch them while he did a bit of "Grafting" in Briggate with Kenny Dobsons father who sold flowers.
I would have sworn that the strip was Quarters Blue and Gold but now I realise that it was halves and the sleeves were different.

Someone mentioned how things have changed, I remember some players came on the bus and when Jackie Milburn came with Newcastle United (The most famous player of the day) he walked up to Beeston with his family to Jimmy Milburn house (United full back), We used to wait outside the players entrance waiting to try and get an autograph but the man on the door, wearing a long blue and gold coat would come out and chase us away with a big stick.

Time have indeed changed.

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Re: Leeds United Nickname

Postby volvojack » Sun 29 Oct, 2017 8:54 pm

Being a lifelong supporter of United and also being 82 years old i would have bet money on the early 1950s Kit being Blue and Gold Quarters. Having looked at photo's of Big John's early pictures and also Harold Williams they are both wearing a shirt that is Gold front and Blue Sleeves.
Having gained promotion to the 1st. Division in Season 1956 /57 it is possibly that United's shirt was changed to Gold in 2 halves and Blue sleeves, but i do not have a photograph i am not sure.

What i am sure of is that in all those years i have followed them i have had more heartaches and disappointments, but there could never be any other one
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Re: Leeds United Nickname

Postby iansmithofotley » Sun 29 Oct, 2017 10:13 pm

Hi Jack,

My father was a lifelong Leeds United Supporter and when I was a child aged about 6 to 10 years, he used to take me to the home matches (1952 - 1956) and John Charles was the star player. A few other names that I can remember were Royston Wood, Grenville Hair, Albert Nightingale, Jackie Overfield, Georgie Meek and others whose names I have forgotten. In those days, the shirts were all blue with a gold 'V' collar, and white shorts. Here is a link, about the kit, which you might find interesting:

http://www.mightyleeds.co.uk/misc/kits.htm

Ian

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