Tag: Darwen

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 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 […]

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 […]

William McIver (Willie McIver) @ PlayUpLiverpool.com

All articles about Willie McIver on PlayUpLiverpool.com. About Willie McIver: Born: December 26, 1876: Whittle-le-Woods, England. Passed away: April 10, 1934: Darwen, England. Position: Goalkeeper. Height: (5ft. 6in.); Weight: (11st.). Career: Darwen: 1898. * 1898-99: 23-0 (Football League 2); 0-0 (FA Cup); Blackburn Rovers: 1901. * 1901-02: 28-0 […]

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 […]

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

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. McKenna disarmed […]

Going back 40 years to Fergie Suter

May 19, 1917 Apropos the notes in this column last week on the late Thomas Marshall and the early history of the Darwen club, I have received an interesting letter from Mr. Joseph Stevenson, of Liverpool, in which he corrects a slight but important historical error, throws a […]

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

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 (Blackburn), R. […]

Football League meeting (July 9, 1910)

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), […]