“A STEP BACK IN TIME”
CARMARTHEN WANDERERS/CARMARTHEN HARLEQUINS/CARMARTHEN RFC
(By Percy Jones)
The Quins over the years have played in several different colours. The first reference to their playing colours was is a local newspaper item in 1886 by “Rambler” which stated – “The Carmarthen Football Club have recently purchased new uniforms which look very nice indeed, viz., Cap – Chocolate and light blue velvet and white tassel; Jersey – Chocolate and light blue sash from right to left; Breeches – White flannel.” (My thanks to Mr Sheldon Phillips for passing this information on to me). We believe they retained these colours until 1889. From 1890 to 1894, they played in a dark blue jersey with a white midriff band. They changed to dark green with white cuffs and collars in 1897 and kept these colours until 1903. They changed to an all-white jersey in 1904 which they retained up until the outbreak of World War 1 in 1914.