Friday, November 8 – 1918
At a meeting of the Council of the Lancashire Football Association at Bolton, last night, Mr. John Lewis, Blackburn, was elected president of the association, with which he has been identified for 30 years, in succession to the late Mr. D.B. Woolfall.
Messrs. R. Watson, Accrington; C.E. Sutcliffe, Rawtenstall; and J. McKenna, Liverpool were appointed vice presidents, and Mr. J.W. Horrocks, chairman of the Bury F.C., was elected a representative for the Bury district in succession to the late Mr. W.A. Duckworth.
Mr. Lewis presented medals for 21 years’ service to Alderman W.E. Ord, Preston, who qualified for the distinction in 1916, and Mr. C.E. Sutcliffe, who completed 21 years in 1917.
The work of the National Welfare Committee was discussed in relation to grants made by the Treasurer on behalf of all kinds of recreation for munition workers. It was decided to obtain further information on this subject, and it was intimated that in the Lancashire district Treasury grants were being given for playing ground for all kinds of games, and it was felt that if the association could get financial assistance in this discretion, as far as football was concerned, it would meet the great difficulties now experienced by junior clubs in getting grounds.
(Lancashire Evening Post, 09-11-1918)