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


Berwick Rangers' Severn Terrace ground

13/01/2014 17:01
I have finally 'nailed' this hard-to-pinpoint ground at the...

Burton Wanderers FC

04/01/2014 16:14
thanks to informaton received from Keith in Burton, I can...

Rudge FC (Coventry)

31/12/2013 14:43
After being told that their ground was at Stoney Stanton, a...

Wolves 1st ever ground

28/12/2013 17:21
I doubt if I am the first to pin this down as it only took...

To Buy "Lost Teams Of The Midlands" book

27/12/2013 20:18
Its available from several souces- 1. Amazon online at £16...

Crosswells (Oldbury) FC

27/12/2013 20:09
Furthur research into this team which began as the...

Derby's Vulcan Ground

23/12/2013 17:08
Thanks to information received from football historian...

Wednesbury Oval is disappearing !!

17/12/2013 15:30
Back in the 1870-1890 period, one of the most important...

Cannock Town FC

17/12/2013 15:04
Thanks to David Shaw-Hednesford Town's historian and...

Derby St.Lukes FC

17/12/2013 15:00
Following the launch of the Lost Teams book, I received...
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