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RED LIONS-The History Of Bloxwich Strollers FC

01/05/2017 15:39
A new book being the definitive history of this famous old club covering 1881-1986. Mike not only discovers two grounds earlier than the 1901 Red Lion ground, but pushes their formation back by a decade. The whole story of football in Bloxwich is intertwined with the social history of that small...

WHERE TO BUY MIKE BRADBURY BOOKS?

28/07/2016 20:38
1. Direct from the author at the address given on the homepage (preferable) 2. Waterstones (Walsall) but most books are on their system so quote the ISBN number 3. Amazon UK  (but they take 30% !) 4. www.blackcountryresearch.bigcartel.com if you prefer to use my PayPal facility and save me...

LOST TEAMS OF THE NORTH IS OUT !

09/06/2016 15:31
Lost Teams Of The to  North -the follow on from LTOT Midlands - was published on 1st June 2016 and is now available from Amazon (with a sale price of £15-99 for the first 20 books sold) or from the author Mike Bradbury who will sign it for you. Send cheque or use PayPal...

LOST TEAMS OF THE NORTH NEARS PUBLICATION

02/04/2016 18:55
Today after much discussion, I have agreed with my publisher on the front and back covers for the book. Its just over 300 pages, and includes another 60-odd teams. Most of whom wont have been researched and written about previously. Clubs such as Blackburn Park Road, Witton, Tyne Association,...

LOST TEAMS OF THE NORTH BOOK

12/10/2015 12:28
The 2nd book in the 'Lost Teams' trilogy is nearing completion following a recent trip to photograph over 20 old football grounds in Lancashire. Anticipated size will be similar to the Birth Of The Saddlers book, ie 220 pages and retailing about £15-99. Covering over 50 clubs from Leek to Durham,...

SHORT HEATH UNITED BOOK

12/10/2015 12:22
I am currently researching and writing about my local team Short Heath United who were active from about 1905 to 1980 and were successful in the 1920-1950 period when they won the Hunt Cup and the Express & Star Cup and competed in the Walsall League.Anyone who can help me with the recent years...

DARLASTON ALL SAINTS LOST GROUND FOUND BY ME

12/10/2015 12:19
I am currently writing two small booklets on local teams, Darlaston All Saints and Short Heath United. I have finally managed to locate Darlo Saints' lost ground at James Bridge. I wont give the game away here, because its a selling point of the book, but I was right when I thought it was within...

DID WALSALL TOWN EVER MEET RUSHALL ROVERS?

12/10/2015 12:12
During my research for the Birth Of The Saddlers book (nearly sold Out) I never came across an instance when Walsall Town played Rushall Rovers, despite the fact that Rushall was formed as an offshoot following Walsall's first ever game against an assembled team labelled as Rushall. It was clear...

More site visits

27/07/2015 15:11
Just got back from Cambridge where I 'played' football on Parkers Piece, a 15 acre recreational ground which is owned by Cambridge University. Football has been played on it continuously since about 1848 when the Cambridge Old Etonians football club was founded. Almost every victorian and edwardian...

BIRTH OF THE SADDLERS NEW BOOK OUT NOW FOR XMAS

25/11/2014 17:45
Mike's new book has just been rushed out of the printers in time for Christmas, if you can't think of anything to buy your dad/ son/ nephew or grandad yet ! Authorised by Walsall FC themselves who said " this book will tell us of how we came into being, and is eagerly awaited" Ex-Walsall FC...
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