Tag: Blackburn

Albert Edward “Kelly” Houlker @ PlayUpLiverpool.com

All articles about Albert “Kelly” Houlker on PlayUpLiverpool.com. AboutAlbert “Kelly” Houlker: Born: April 27, 1872: Blackburn (Lancashire). Passed away: May 27, 1962: Blackburn (Lancashire). Position: Left half. Height: (5ft. 6 ½in.); Weight: (11st. 4lb.). Career: Blackburn Hornets, 1892. Blackburn Park Road, 1893. Blackburn Rovers, 1896. * 1896-97: 17-0 […]

Anxiety over fuel an power position

Saturday December 28 – 1946 Industrial demands for electricity are lighter than usual this week-end and domestic cuts are unlikely a Central Electricity Board spokesman said today. Industrially, however the fuel and power position is still causing anxiety. A ministry of Fuel and Power spokesman to-day referred to […]

The death of Henry Smith

February 28, 1945 Mr. Henry Smith, aged 77, of Whitehead Street, Blackburn, who died yesterday, claimed to be the first professional footballer in Blackburn. He played with the old Witton F.C., and later assisted a club at Wigan and Everton. He had been a compositor with a Blackburn […]

The Lancashire Cup draw

Friday, November 24 – 1944 The Lancashire Senior Cup draw, made at Blackburn is: – Oldham Athletic v Burnley, Liverpool v Southport, Everton v Chester, Manchester United v Crewe Alexandra, Manchester City v Stockport County, Accrington Stanley v Blackpool, Bolton Wanderers v Bury, Rochdale v Blackburn Rovers. Home […]

Highland welcoming for the Army XI

August 11, 1944 Yesterday the British Army, which meets a Combined Services eleven at Inverness today, spent the day golfing and bowling in Inverness. In the evening, the team and officials were given a civic reception and entertained at dinner by the Town Council. Provost Hugh Mackenzie welcomed […]

Thomas Bamford (Tom Bamford) @ PlayUpLiverpool.com

All articles about Tom Bamford on PlayUpLiverpool.com. About Tom Bamford: Born: November 6, 1886: Horwich (Lancashire), England. Passed away: August 9, 1944: Blackburn (Lancashire), England. Position: Right back. Height: (5ft. 8½in.); Weight: (12st. 2lb.). Career: Great Harwood. Darwen: Signed: October, 1908. Burnley: Signed: April, 1909. * 1909-10: 9-0 […]

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 […]

Robert Haworth (Bob Haworth) @ PlayUpLiverpool.com

All articles about Bob Haworth on PlayUpLiverpool.com. About Bob Haworth: Born: 1879: Blackburn, England. Passed away: Position: Centre-half. Height: (5ft. 9in.) Weight: (11st.). Career: Christ Church: 1895. Darwen: 1896. * 1896-97: 0-0 (Football League 2); 0-0 (FA Cup). Blackburn Rovers: 1898. * 1898-99: 16-1 (Football League 1); 1-0 […]

Liverpool’s classic display

October 2, 1939 Some of the side had one a route march. Circumstances conspired against Liverpool F.C., but they have rarely played better than when beating Blackburn Rovers by 5 goals to nothing. Everything went badly for the winners until the match actually started. They had difficulty in […]

Blackburn referee attacked in Argentina

Sunday, June 5 – 1938 Mr. Isaac Caswell, a member of Blackburn Town Council and a well-known football referee, was attacked last night during a train journey from La Plata to Buenos Aires, after officiating at a match in which the Estudiantes beat Huracan by two goals to […]

The Mighty James Jackson

December 29, 1930 Finish with a flourish. No sign of staleness at Blackburn. One had read so much of the alleged hardship on well-trained and well-fed professional footballers that it was quite refreshing to witness a match on the third day wherein play was more strenuously fought in […]

The funeral of Herbie Arthur

December 2, 1930 The interment took place in the village churchyard at Mellor, near Blackburn, to-day, of Mr. Herbie Arthur, of the Bungalow, Mere-road, Blackpool, the most famous goalkeeper Blackburn Rovers ever had, and who died in a Blackpool Nursing Home last Thursday. A considerable number of people […]

The funeral of John Lewis

January 16, 1926 The funeral at Blackburn of Mr. John Lewis, the well-known football legislator and social worker, who passed away on Wednesday, took place this morning. In accordance with the known wishes of the deceased the obsequies were of private character. The interment was preceded by a […]

Kenneth Campbell’s life story – Part IV

Saturday, May 28 – 1921 Amusing story of Buchan and Campbell When Charlie Buchan’s smile irritated me Base humour about my transfer By Kenneth Campbell “Kenneth Campbell, the famous goalkeeper for Partick Thistle and Scotland, continues the story of his football career. Joining Liverpool when a lad as […]

Liverpool Reserves v Nelson 3-4 (Central League)

Wednesday, November 17 – 1920 Reserves, Central League, at Anfield. Liverpool Reserves – Nelson 3-4 (2-0). Attendance: 6,000. Liverpool Reserves (2-3-5): Harry McNaughton, Jim Penman, William Jenkinson, Frank Checkland, John McNab, William Cunningham, Robert Waine, Peter McKinney, Billy Matthews, Harry Lewis, Fred Kennedy. Nelson (2-3-5): Pickup, Robert Lilley, […]

Stray leaves – Liverpool mastered

Tuesday, October 8 – 1918 Father Euclid declared that a line is length without breadth. Most good goalkeepers are built on that pattern. There have been exceptions, such as William I and II – that is to say, William Foulke and William George. They were great custodians in […]