Leyland F.C. disbanded

Monday, May 20 – 1901
The proposed general meeting of the Leyland Football Club was held on Monday night, in the Grammar School, Leyland. There was a large attendance, which was presided over by Mr. T.D. Booth.

The secretary (Mr. J.W. Baron) stated that the subscription list which had been issued had met with a hearty response from the members, and the money actually received would clear off the debt of the club. He had, however, received a letter from Mr. Whalley, the secretary of the May Festival Committee, to the effect that the trustees of the Osbaldeston Charity, who have the letting of the festival grounds, would not allow them to sub-let the grounds for football purposes.

He thought it would be foolish to carry on the club under these circumstances, for he did not think they would be able to find suitable ground, and then, being without a stand, they would in all probability lose a lot of support.

Several members spoke strongly against the action of the trustees in refusing to allow them the use of the grounds for next season.

It was eventually proposed and seconded that the club be disbanded, which was carried with only one dissentient.
(Lancashire Evening Post, 21-05-1901)

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