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About Charlie Satterthwaite:

Born: 1877, in Cockermouth (Cumbria), in England.
Passed away: May 25, 1948: Workington, Cumberland, in England.
** In the 1911 Census he, aged 34, lived with his wife (Mary, 44) and children (John Oliver, 4 and Stanley James, 11 months) at 64, Derwent Street, Workington. His profession was a publican in the brewery business.

Position: Outside left.

Height: 178 cm. (5ft. 10in.);
Weight: 76 kilos (12st.).

Black Diamonds.
Bury: Signed: December, 1895.
* re-signed contract: April 28, 1896.
** Transferred to Burton Swifts.
Burton Swifts: Signed: July 22, 1897.
Moss Bay.
Liverpool: Signed: December 8, 1899;
* eligible for Liverpool F.C. in official matches: December 15, 1899.
New Brompton, 1902.
West Ham United: Signed: May, 1903.
Woolwich Arsenal: Signed: April 27 1904.
Wokingham, signed, August – 1910.
Frizington Athletic, signed, March – 1920.

Football League First Division winner: 1900-01 (Liverpool).

Lancashire Evening Post: April 19, 1894.

London Daily News: September 29, 1906.
1906 Charles Satterthwaite Woolwich Arsenal

Lancashire Evening Post: July 14, 1910.

1911 census signature.
Charles Satterthwaite signature

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  1. Presumably “Moss Bay” is the one in Workington, to which he returned after his dais in the Southern League. Would he have lived in Workington whilst playing for Liverpool?

  2. Charlie Satterthwaite was my Great Grandad, he was in fact born in Cockermouth. His Son Stan Satterthwaite went on to play Rugbly League at Leeds RLFC (Now Leeds Rhinos) for 18 seasons. I am told he used to travel to Liverpool from Workington in his days at the club.

    1. Hi Gary,

      Thanks for the update and the information about his son. I was not aware of that. He seem to have been such a good footballer in the first years after 1900.


      1. Kjell

        There is a story on the West Ham website about him putting the ball through the back of the net and also knocking a goalkeeper out with his strong kick! No doubt perfected from his days on Workington Heath kicking balls at folk and landing him in court! He scored Arsenals first ever goal in the top flight league, a record that can never be beaten. If he had been around today I’m sure he would have been a very rich man! As it is, his legacy and that of my Grandad remain in our hearts and still make us proud to this day.


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