THE club's 1953/54 season was one not to be forgotten.

Ces Mountford's heroes scorched to a fantastic treble. It was the first time Warrington had achieved cup success in the same season as winning the league Championship and the Lancashire League Cup.

Halifax must have been sick of the sight of Wire's troops. They met in the challenge Cup final at Wembley which ended 4-4, two penalties per team.

The replay took place 11 days later at Odsal Stadium before a world record crowd of 102,569. Many more did not get to the game because of horrendous travel congestion. Yorkshire had never seen anything like it and many historians now believe that as many as 120,000 people could have been on the ground that night.

Warrington were successful 8-4 with tries scored by Jim Challinor and Gerry Helme.

The Championship final, again between Warrington and Halifax, came only three days later at Maine Road, but this time there was only 36,519 in attendance.

Wire relied on the boot of prolific goalkicker Harry Bath to kick them to victory 8-7.

On the RL scene in general, France staged the first World Cup tournament in 1954. Great Britain won 16-12 after a play-off against France.