Less than 18 months after the article about the Rookery was published it became the official home end because far more than 13,500+ Watford supporters wished to attend. This rise was, of course, because of our promotion to the Premier League.
The weather decimated the weekend’s football programme. Ours was one of only three league games to survive and the only one not on the South coast to go ahead.
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer – Tuesday 09 February 1954