Today is the 215th Anniversary of the Battle of Argaum (Argoan) and to mark the event, the club have arranged the inaugural #ArgaumDay to celebrate it...
We welcome Liskeard & Looe to Bickleigh Down, where they will provide stern opposition for both the Chiefs and the Wanderers. This will be the very first league encounter between two clubs who have had a close relationship over the years, Argaum were the first opposition when the Cornish club reformed in the 1950s.
As a pre-cursor, in the clubhouse, PAPPA VI has been arranged, where we welcome members of the Plymouth Argaum Past Players Association... Significant names such as Bob Holder, Richard Lock, Jim Crowther, Nick Hall, Darren Wills, Chris Sillitoe, Andy Davey and Steve Barnes are expected along with a host of past players. In addition, Bill Ryan, president of Saltash RFC and Argaum captain in 1966-67, will present the club with his highly anticipated review of that season. There will be a pre-match buffet for all those attending starting at 12:30.
The Battle of Argaon (also known as Battle of Argaum) took place on 29 November 1803, between the British under the command of Major-General Arthur Wellesley (later the Duke of Wellington) and the forces of Bhonsle of Berar and Scindia of Gwalior.
Learn more about the Battle of Argaum here!...
...and to learn about the Origins of Plymouth Argaum, click here.
In the evening, the first Player's Supper of the season will take place, under the tutelage of Social Secretary Willam 'Jabba' Lloyd. Gourmet curry will be served for a sit down meal, in recognition of the country that the club's name originated.
We hope to have the clubhouse buzzing from midday to close in what is planned to become an annual event.
We certainly plan on having another Players Supper this season... Watch this space.
Throughout the day, the club are supporting DERRIFORD EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT'S Splash'ED Appeal
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