Welcome to our website

If you have reached this website from the book by Mike Bradbury and Black Country Research, first of all let me thank you for purchasing my books.

As you are already aware, it's all about the story of the most prominent but defunct 60 football teams in Victorian England.

There are a limited (by the publisher) number of photographs in the book, but this website allows you to look at many other photos that didn't get down to the final 50 in the book.  If you are in posession of any similar photographs of defunct Midlands clubs from the 1870-1900 era, and you don't mind them being put up on this website (accredited to yourself or the copyright owner of course) then e-.mail your j.peg to me at



The website will be updated from time to time as new information or corrections come to light.

Further publications in the series are Lost Teams Of The North (2016) and

                                                     Lost Teams Of The South (2018) also by Mike Bradbury -

                                                     Red Lions-The History Of Bloxwich Strollers (2017)

                                                     Birth Of The Saddlers (Walsall FC early history) 2015


Darlaston All Saints FC

02/05/2014 12:15
This Black Country club is my current obsession, and I am...


02/05/2014 12:12
John Griffiths, author of The History of Walsall Races,...

Birmingham Carriage Works FC (Smethwick)

09/04/2014 18:15
In the 'Lost Teams' book, I had to speculate as to the...

Derby (Town) FC

07/04/2014 14:54
I had been thwarted for over 3 years trying to find the...

Excelsior FC (Aston)

05/04/2014 20:04
Thanks to football historian Kevin Powell, I can now reveal...

New grounds added

04/04/2014 14:14
Following extensive research (again) I have now listed the...

Website Successes

30/03/2014 21:59
Delighted to find out that this website has had over...

Rushall Rovers ground update

30/03/2014 21:49
Following communications with Rushall Hall and QMS grammar...

Rushall Rovers FC

11/03/2014 15:51
Following conversations with a fellow Walsall historian, we...

The Swifts FC

09/02/2014 23:25
I know that Slough, Bucks is hardly the Midlands, but I had...
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