Pre World War 1 football grounds

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RobGrillo
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Pre World War 1 football grounds

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Does anyone have any information regarding pitches used by Barlick's football teams before World War 1? I have information regarding the old Barnoldswick United and Barnoldswick Central clubs from this era but no details as to where their grounds were. Many thanks in anticipation :)
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Welcome to One Guy Rob. I hope someone can answer your question!
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I didn't think I would be able to help with this but I have just found a report in a Burnley newspaper from 1913 on a match between Barnoldswick United and Rossendale mentioning Eastwood Bottoms as the ground.
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Eastwood Bottoms is where the new Scotherns Close estate is and prior to that was allotments. There was also Long Ing Farm where the Silentnight Car Park is now.
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The report does mention that the home team chose to play uphill after winning the toss. :smile:
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I know where the cricket field was but not football......

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Eastwood Bottoms on the far side of the canal.
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