Tag: Darwen

The death of Richard Thornber

June 17, 1944 Sub-Lieutenant, Richard Thornber, R.N., who lost his life during Allied landing operations, was a native of Darwen. In 1939 he joined Liverpool City Police and while serving in the force was awarded the Royal Humane Society’s medal for stopping a runaway horse. He played football […]

Ancient lore

Friday, March 21 – 1919 Passing along the main street of Darwen the other day (writes a correspondent) I noticed a sign fixed on the wall “To Barley Bank. This was the home of Darwen F.C. thirty years ago, and which was seized by the sheriff when the […]

Mr. John McKenna’s long service

Monday, January 20 – 1919 The President of the Football League, Mr. John McKenna, greatly distinguished himself in the interview with the professional players. To conduct an argument with about 70 players, full of grievances, for two hours, requires not only ability, but patience, tact, and knowledge. Mr. […]

The death of William Wardrop

September 29, 1913 The death has taken place at Broxburn of an old player, William Wardrop, who in his day did good service in both England and Scotland. Wardrop, who was born in Broxburn, played for Burnley and Darwen, and on his return to Scotland figured for some […]

Lancashire Combination – Final League tables – 1912/1913

Wednesday, May 7 – 1913 (Burnley Express, 07-05-1913) Lancashire Combination, League table, Eccles Borough, Accrington Stanley, Nelson, Chorley, Barrow, Tranmere Rovers, Chester, St. Helens Recs, Fleetwood, Haslingden, Altrincham, Hyde, Walkden, St. Helens Town, Heywood United, Denton, Rossendale, Colne, South Liverpool, Stalybridge Celtic, Atherton, Northwich, Hurst, Macclesfield, Hindley Central, […]

Football League referees 1912/13

Friday, June 28 – 1912 At the meeting of the Management Committee of the Football League, held at Birmingham yesterday, the following referees were appointed for next season. A. Adams (Nottingham), I. Baker (Nantwich), H.S. Bamlett (Newcastle), A. Briggs (Blackburn), L. Bullimer (Northampton), T.P. Campbell (Blackburn), W. Chadwick […]

Football League meeting at Cromer

July 9, 1910 A meeting of the Football League was held at the Overstrand Hotel, Cromer, today, Mr. John McKenna presiding over a good attendance. The result of the referees’ ballot was declared as follows: – A. Adams (Nottingham), J.W. Bailey (Leicester), H.S. Bamlett (Gateshead), A. Briggs (Blackburn), […]

Lancashire Combination transfers

Friday, February 12 – 1909 Lancashire Combination transfers have been granted as follows: – Alfred Passmore, Pendlebury to Great Harwood; William Handcock, Heywood to Darwen; Levi Marsh, Oswaldtwistle to Great Harwood; James Smith, Rossendale to Great Harwood; Charles Campbell, Haslingden to Liverpool; B. Tong, Atherton to Blackpool; Fred […]

Fixture lists: Lancashire Combination, 1908/09

June 13, 1908 On the way to Llandudno last Saturday, where the Lancashire Combination delegates were entertained by the directors of the Everton club, the fixtures for next season’s First Division were completed as appended: – (Cricket and Football Field: June 13, 1908) Accrington Stanley, Atherton, Blackburn Rovers […]