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Burton Wanderers FC

04/01/2014 16:14
thanks to informaton received from Keith in Burton, I can now confirm my suspicions as to the precise location of the Wanderers' Derby Turn ground. As the ground was sold to the Midland Railway Company in 1901, it is clear that the old bonded goods warehouse near to the corner of the Derby Road was...

Rudge FC (Coventry)

31/12/2013 14:43
After being told that their ground was at Stoney Stanton, a village north-east of Coventry, I spent a long time scouring maps of the area to no avail. I then searched the road out from Coventry to Stoney Stanton, and I found my clue- the Red House Inn, being the name of the ground. It was just a 4...

Wolves 1st ever ground

28/12/2013 17:21
I doubt if I am the first to pin this down as it only took me an hour using Google earth and Old-maps.co.uk websites, but the first ever field used by the Wolves from 1877-1879 was the Old Windmill field at Goldthorn Hill. I have identified this as now being built over by the flats on Bromwynd...

To Buy "Lost Teams Of The Midlands" book

27/12/2013 20:18
Its available from several souces- 1. Amazon online at £16 paperback, £23 hardback 2. Waterstones of Walsall 3. from www.lostteamsofthemidlands.com 4. from xlibrispublishing.co.uk 5.from barnesandnoble.co.uk 6.from the author at the address shown under 'contacts' 7. the Black Country Bugle...

Crosswells (Oldbury) FC

27/12/2013 20:09
Furthur research into this team which began as the Crosswells brewery works side and developed into Oldbury Town reveals that the team moved into a new ground on the Birmingham Road circa 1888/9. This ground is 1500 yards due north of their Langley cricket club ground which they previously shared...

Derby's Vulcan Ground

23/12/2013 17:08
Thanks to information received from football historian Terrance Fletcher and Derby author Peter Seddon, I now have new and corrected information on this old Derby football ground. It was not as I thought, the original name of the Baseball Ground (a mistake I made because as it was right next to...

Wednesbury Oval is disappearing !!

17/12/2013 15:30
Back in the 1870-1890 period, one of the most important cups in the Midlands was the Wednesbury Charity Cup. Teams as far away as Nottingham Forest, Stoke, Oswestry, Derby Town would compete against the local sides such as Wednesbury Strollers, Old Athletic, Elwells, Walsal Swifts, Wton Stafford...

Cannock Town FC

17/12/2013 15:04
Thanks to David Shaw-Hednesford Town's historian and Chairman of the HTFC supporters club- I have now posted up a really good image of the Cannock Town FC at their Broomfields ground on the Walsall Road. The photo is circa 1936, and shows their recently-errected stand, with the team in another...

Derby St.Lukes FC

17/12/2013 15:00
Following the launch of the Lost Teams book, I received some e-mails from Derby County FC historians, including the DCFC1884 website. I am now delighted to discover that the colours of Derby St.Lukes were:-  Cambridge & Oxford Blue Halves, White knicks, black socks.   I am hopeful...

Old Hill Wanderers FC

17/12/2013 14:53
Folowing the release of the book "LOST TEAMS OF THE MIDLANDS" by X.LIBRIS PUBLISHING at the start of November 2013, the BLACK COUNTRY BUGLE newspaper ran a full page article on the book on Thursday December 12th ,from which they highlighted the Walsall Town, Rushall Rovers and Old Hill Wanderers...
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