Pre World War 1 football grounds

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Pre World War 1 football grounds

Post by RobGrillo » 19 Feb 2020, 10:23

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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Re: Pre World War 1 football grounds

Post by Wendyf » 19 Feb 2020, 16:22

Welcome to One Guy Rob. I hope someone can answer your question!

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Post by Wendyf » 19 Feb 2020, 16:31

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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Post by PanBiker » 19 Feb 2020, 16:45

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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Post by Wendyf » 19 Feb 2020, 16:49

The report does mention that the home team chose to play uphill after winning the toss. :smile:

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Re: Pre World War 1 football grounds

Post by Stanley » 20 Feb 2020, 02:58

I know where the cricket field was but not football......

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