September 13, 1910
Charles Athersmith, the old Aston Villa forward, is lying seriously ill at his mother’s house at Oakengates, near Wellington.
For some time he managed the Grimsby Town Football Club, and recently he had charge of a public house in Evesham-street, Redditch.
“The doctor at Redditch and my doctor at Oakengates agree,” said Athersmith to a reporter, “that my illness is due to an injury to the stomach at some time or other, either as an athlete or a footballer. I have had no serious illness since I was a boy of fourteen until this turn, and I hope I shall be well again to take an interest in sport.”
However, there is no denying the fact that he is seriously ill.
(Evening Express, 13-09-1910)