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The death of Edgar Chadwick


February 14, 1942
Mr. Edgar Chadwick, a noted football star, died today at the age of 72. He was a member of a talented Blackburn family, several members of which rendered conspicuous service to the game.

Mr. Chadwick first linked up with the Blackburn Rovers after experience with a junior club and it is recorded that he left the club for the sake of a paltry half a crown a week increase in his wages. He joined Everton and with Alf Millward constituted one of the most famous wings in English football at that time.

As an international inside left, he played at Goodison Park for some years and later had experience with Liverpool, Southampton, Burnley and Blackpool.

He was a member of the F.A. team which went to the Continent in 1901, and was later sent across the Channel to act as a coach by the FA. He spent six years in Holland and had a spell in Germany, the last war preventing him entering upon a four year contract with a German club.
(Lancashire Evening Post: February 14, 1942)

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