Friday, 6 February 2015

Haslingden Sport - FOOTBALL

(Medals listed in date order and Teams listed in alphabetical order)

Tommy Britland's gold medallion which he won whilst a member of the
Haslingden Primitive Methodist FC (see below for photo of team)
Kindly shared to us by his grandson Ian Warburton


Small gold medallion for the "Rose Bowl Winners 1923-24

Small gold medallion for the "League Championship Div II  1924-25"
Presented to Greenwood Holden
Photo: Kindly shared by his Grandaughter Andrea Catton

Alan Mead Memorial 7 aside




"The Alan Mead Memorial" 7 aside football at Ewood Bridge.
Photo kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher
Back Row: Mick Higgins, John Dickinson, Anthony Halstead, Bob Grimshaw, Jim Mead (RIP) Anthony Flanagan, John Entwistle, Russell Proctor, Mark Kayley and John Sudworth.

Front Row: Dennis Sheridan, John Flynn, David Warburton, Andrew Siddle, John Higgins, Jimmy Clarke

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Chapel Street Football Club team


Chapel Street Football Club team 1913-1914 (Click over to enlarge)

Flash Mill Football Team


Flash Mill Football Club

Grane Villa Football Club


Grane Villa Football Club
Grane Villa Football Team

Back Row: Jim Brandwood, Brian Raynor, Harry Hoyle, Norrie Grimshaw, John Barnes, Derek Hargreaves, Goalie ?, Jack Davies, ?, Peter Hook and Jim Kerron
Front Row: Bryan Corbridge, Ray Britland, Tommy Entwistle, Jack Blundell, Jack Austin, ?, Barry Maden
Help with players names, with thanks to Martin Molloy and Tommy Egan
Photo: Kindly shared by Marjorie Corbridge



Grane Villa Football Club (Click over to enlarge)
Back Row l to r: Norrie Grimshaw, Tommy Entwistle, Terry Southam, Harry Holden, Jim Kerron, Bryan Corbridge.
Front Row: Clifford Jones, Jack Austin, Jack Brown, John Barnes, Roy Britland
Photo: kindly contributed by Marjorie Corbridge/Myra Frohnapfel

Grane Villa Football Club - Team 1966

Back Row: David Atherton, David Tillotson, Mac Holden, George Coupe, David Gill.
Front Row: Albert Atherton, John Navin, David Warburton, Arthur Robinson, Michael Isherwood

Photo: Kindly shared to us by Jack Pilling

Haslingden Academicals







 Haslingden Academicals Football Club
Photo kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher

Haslingden Academicals 1973?
Back Row: Don Shackleton, ?, Joe Brannigan (keeper), Peter Rioden, Andrew Harper.
Front Row: Bob Lewis, ?, Tom Hall, Jim Hall, Ged Kitchen, Ken Davis, Stuart Rothwell
Photo: Thanks to Leah Harper Bromley for kindly sharing this with us

Haslingden Football Club


Haslingden FC 1907-1908
Haslingden FC 1910-1911

Haslingden Football Club 1963




Haslingden Football Club
Photo kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher



Haslingden Football Club event held at the Clubhouse Ewood Bridge
Dave Wylie, Neil Wartburton, Mick Codey, John Mead, Gordon Waddington, Marshall Howe, Peter Cain, Stephen Clarke, John Heyman
Photo: Kindly shared by Peter Fisher.


Haslingden F.C.
Back Row l to r: Russell Blackley, Terry Butts, John Entwistle, Dennis Letts, Brian Lees, Paul Burrell.
Front Row l to r: Ken Davies, Ian Wilkinson, Brian Pickering, John Higgins, Neil White, Beil Rowbotham.
Photo: Kindly shared by Peter Fisher


Haslingden Grammar School Football Team
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher



Haslingden Secondary Modern School Football team





Haslingden Secondary Modern School Football team around 1957

Back Row: ?,Brian Nuttall, Frank Ireson, Frank Hamnett, ?
Middle Row: Chris Maden, ?, Brian Downham,
Front Row: ?,?, Joe Harrison, ?



Haslingden Modern School team with Mr. Colbourne
Back Row: Mr. Colbourne, Geoff Higson, Ken Wilson, Jimmy Greenwood, ?, Richard Kay, Robert Parkinson.
Front Row: David Blomley, Cowpe, ?, Ian Rishton RIP, David Harrison.
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Pauline Emmett Dagg


Haslingden Modern School Football Team 1962
Back Row: David Blomley, Noel Grimshaw, Geoff Parkinson, Walter Gregson, Geoffrey Heaton, Stepehen Kay, Geoff Higson.
Front Row: Alan Cliffe, ... Moorhouse, Richard Kay, Brian Haworth, Ken Proctor, Bobby Wade, Malcolm Grindrod

Photo: Kindly shared by Kathleen and Brian Haworth and sent in via Jack Pilling


Haslingden Modern School Football Team 1971/1972
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher



Haslingden County Secondary Modern School
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher


Haslingden team in the Alan Mead Memorial


"The Alan Mead Memorial" 7 aside football at Ewood Bridge.
Photo kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher
Back Row: Mick Higgins, John Dickinson, Anthony Halstead, Bob Grimshaw, Jim Mead (RIP) Anthony Flanagan, John Entwistle, Russell Proctor, Mark Kayley and John Sudworth.

Front Row: Dennis Sheridan, John Flynn, David Warburton, Andrew Siddle, John Higgins, Jimmy Clarke

Haslingden Stanley Football Club (1901)



Haslingden or Helmshore Villa Football Club




Haslingden Youth Club Football teams 



Haslingden Youth Club Teams - 1951

It was a Haslingden Youth Club derby match and shows Team A on the top and Team B on the bottom

Haslingden Youth Club team - mid 1950s

Back Row l to r: Ray Bell, Colin Wallwork, Clifford Moore, Kenny Allsop, Kevin Wissett, John Heslop and Arnold Warburton.
Front Row seated l to r: Gordon Hargreaves, John Haworth, Graham Lythe and Tom Baron.

Photo: Kindly shared to us by Ron Baron - The photo was taken showing the Rossendale United stand in the background
also kind help in naming etc from Marie Ives, Martin Molloy and Tommy Egan.
Haslingden Youth Club team - 1960 (or 1962/63)
Back Row: Malcolm Isherwood, Stuart Slater, Bob Haworth, Arthur Robinson, John Oxford, Barry Airey,
Front Row: Bob Haworth, Colin Jepson, Rev Bryan Brown, Ian Jefferson, Jack Pilling
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Jack Pilling
Found this picture of Hassy Youth Club Football Team. I think it is from season 1962/63.  If it was it was the year of the big freeze when we couldn't play for 3 months because of the extreme weather.
Haslingden Youth Club team - 1962


Haslingden Youth Club - Nov 1965


Helmshore Boys - "A" team



Helmshore Boys "A" Team (football)
Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher

Helmshore British Legion Football Club


Helmshore British Legion FC team - January 1974 (Click over to enlarge)
Accrington League 2
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Bill Flynn

Helmshore British Legion Football Club 1978 (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Bill Flynn
Back Row: A. Cole, J. Brannigan, F. Cole, T. Fitton, Bill Flynn, M. Nuttall, J. Grady
Front Row: Robert Mills, R. Tattersall, G. Howarth, B.Nield, B. Curtis



HELMSHORE BRITISH LEGION CLUB (Click over to enlarge)

Who won the Ramsbottom Sports week five a side competion which in the 1980's. They did not concede a goal throughout the competition. Also Robert Mills played through the early rounds but had work committments on the finals night.

The team was:
Back Row: Denis Doody, Mick Keir, George Howarth, Alan "Barnie Rubble" Kennedy who played for Liverpool with the tash and was presenting the cups.)

Front Row: Bill Flynn, Frank Cole, Barry Curtis.

Photo kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher.



Helmshore Royal British Legion Football Team 1982

Photo kindly shared to us by Nigel Higson
Back: Jack Brady (Secy), Jeff Wolfenden, Barry Neild, Martin Nuttall, John Willan (Capt), Duncan Wade, Alan Harrison, Frank Cole.
Front: Alan Cole, James Neary, Keith Bell, Nigel Higson, Robert Mills

Helmshore County Primary School football team 1964


Helmshore County Primary School football team 1964
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Jean Smith
Helmshore Methodist Football Club

(all the following photos and information has been kindly supplied by Jack Pilling)



Sion Methodist Church, Helmshore
  (Please click over to enlarge)


Helmshore Methodists first football team was formed in 1955. It ran until 1959 once winning Division 3 of the Accrington and District Football league and reaching the semi-final of the league’s Townley Cup. In 1959 they amalgamated with Helmshore United.

In 1965 three players from the original team together with several sons of the same, who were playing for Haslingden Youth Club, got together and decided to reform. Leading lights in this reformation were Joe Haworth, who served on the Committee of the original team and Aquila Ashworth a devoted fan of local amateur football.
The Accrington Combination in 1965/66 consisted of four divisions plus a Junior Division, a total of 58 teams. The Methodists were put into Division 2 which included Haslingden St James, Poplar United and Cambridge Street Methodists whose team included prolific scorer Eddie Robinson and then Lancashire cricketer David Lloyd who was also a fine footballer. The Meths. First secretary was Joan Jenkinson, who was the only girl official in the Combination. The battles with Cambridge Street were highlights of the season but the best result they had was in the Colonel Bolton cup when drawn against a powerful S S Stotts team including ex Blackburn Rovers player Eric Corbridge, and against all the odds defeated them 3 -1.

The next season they were to meet Stotts in the final of the same cup but were beaten 2-1 on St James’s Prinny Hill pitch in front of a large crowd, reminiscent of the crowds who used to view the Haslingden Cup and Medals on neighbouring St Mary’s. That same season they achieved promotion to Division 1 and had the honour of being runners up in the Accrington League Sportsmanship cup. The highlight of their one season in Division 1 was the defeat of Helmshore United who were top of the league at the time. The team disbanded in 1978 by which time all the original players had retired although Aquilla Ashworth who was still involved asked Jack Pilling to play. He is still trying to recover from the experience which however resulted in a 4 goals to nothing win.

Aquilla liked to tag some players with nicknames. Examples were:-
Frank Ashworth – Oddjob (After the James Bond character)
Alan Isherwood – Clogger ( wholehearted tackling)
Brian  Haworth – Little Ben (The youngest of 3 brothers) Bonanza.
Martin Nuttall - Sidney (Martins Uncle Sidney was well known Chip Shop owner)




Members of the Committee from left
Fred Wadsworth, Joe Haworth, Aquilla Ashworth, Fred Barlow Snr.


These are the names of players who played for the team. Apologies to any missed out.
Frank Ashworth, David Haworth, Alan Isherwood, Malcolm Isherwood,  Brian Haworth, Colin Mitchell, Jack Pilling, John Wadsworth, Ken Riding, Keith Riding, Fred Barlow, Robert Haworth, Ronnie Wolfenden, Geoffrey Wolfenden, Ian Jefferson, David Smith, Peter Kelly, Joe Fox, Bernard O’Connell, Walter Maudsley, Fred Garrard, Peter Watson, Billy Staines, Terry Byrne, David Atherton, Chris Chaplow, Fred Teese, Dennis Hill,  Brian Lees,  Sherwood, Alan Jepson, Gordon Bright, David Peddie,  Hardman, Jack Hayhurst, David Malvern, Kershaw, Kenny Gregory, Neil Hulton, Martin Nuttall, Ronnie Greenwood, Laurence Barlow, Stewart Molloy, Michael Ingham, Philip Davies, Peter Wharton, Raymond Clegg, Raymond Barlow,  Derek Sowerby, Tom Egan, John Wylie, George Ashworth.    
 
Helmshore Methodist Football Club
(Back row from L): Ref, Ken Riding, R Haworth, A Isherwood, F Ashworth, R Wolfenden, F Barlow.
(Front row from L): D Haworth, J Wadsworth, Keith Riding, C Mitchell, J Pilling
Photo: kindly supplied by Jack Pilling and sent in on 6th Feb 2015.

1967 Cup Finalist
Notebooks showing officers of the club - Please click over to enlarge



1968 Team photo



 1969 Team Photo



                                                                               1970 Team Photo



                                                Helmshore Methodist Football Club


Methodist are playing here in the blue shirts, in action on Houghton Road in the days before the Sports Centre was built. (Click over photo to enlarge)






                                          A team photo published in the Haslingden Observer. 





Helmshore Methodist Football team doing some indoor training in the school room of the old Sion Methodist Church.  (Photo: Haslingden Observer - Garth Dawson)





This photo depicts the goalkeeper Frank Ashworth in action against Cambridge Street and being played on Prinny Hill ground (you can just make out Lamberts factory in the background).



Helmshore United Football Club


Helmshore United F.C. team taken on the Bowling Green at Sunnybank Social in 1910
(Click over photo to enlarge)


Helmshore United F.C. (Click over to enlarge)
Kindly shared by Jackie Ramsbottom who's dad Gordon Robinson is mentioned has having a trial
with Blackburn Rovers.





Helmshore United FC team  (Click over to enlarge)
Kindly shared to us by Bill Flynn


Helmshore United Reserves - 1980s


back: Keith Riding,M.Drew, Bill Flynn, A Parker,J. Higson, Andrew Sidley.
Front: A. Rushton, P Barnes, P. Dickinson, Ian Austin, M Zebrowski, John Mead

Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher.

Helmshore United Presentation
Dave Entwistle, Derek Barnes, Donald Braithewaite, Ian Walkden Colin Fletcher
Photo: Kindly shared by Peter Fisher.


Helmshore United Presentation
Dave Entwistle, Derek Barnes, Donald Braithewaite, Ian Walkden Colin Fletcher
Photo: Kindly shared by Peter Fisher.
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J.H. Birtwistle's Football Team (Medals)

J.H. Birtwistle's Medals Team (1967) (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Bill Flynn






J.H. Birtwistles 5 a side team
Winners of the BDTMA (Blackburn and Dist Textile Mftrs Association 5 a side knockout
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Nigel Higson
Back Row l to r: Denis Doody, Mick Lynch, John Willan, Nigel Higson
Front Row: Ian Wilkinson, Bill Staines, Robert Mills.



Laneside Football Club team 1936

Laneside Football Club team 1936
Photo: Kindly shared to us by David Wise


Marsden Square Football Team Under 14s

Marsden Square Football Team under 14s


Park Mill Football Club Team - 1930s

Park Mill, Helmshore Football Club team 1930s





Porritt's Football Team - early 1960s (for Medals Comp)

Porritts (Sunnybank) Medals team from the 1960's

Back Row, ?,?, Lawrence Barlow, Bobby Kay, Bobby Haworth, Dave Braithewaite, John Wadsworth, Raymond Bell.
Front Row, Tony Frost, Brian Haworth, John Brockbank, Dave Harrison, Brian Kay


Primitive Methodist Football team





Haslingden Primitive Methodist FC -
League Champions and Winners of the Hirst Cup 1922 and 1923
also check out Tommy Britland's gold medallion at the top of the page

Spring Vale Football team 1931 (Medal Comp winners)

Winners of the St. James's Medals Competition in 1931
George Taylor front row 2nd left, Wilf Chaplow 2nd left on back row, next to him is Jimmy Brierly in goalie, to the right of him is Billy Whittam.
The team won the Haslingden Church institute Football Medal Competition
Photo: kindly shared by Marie Ives

Spring Vale Football Team receiving the Cup 1931
Photo shows the cup being presented by the Mayor
Photo: Kindly shared by Marie Ives



St. James Church Football Teams



St. James Parish Church FC - 1920
Back Row l to r: Fred Schofield, Billy Johnson, Bob Hegarty.
3rd Row from front: John Thornley, Willie Ramsbottom, ?, Wm Greenwood, ?,?,?.
2nd Row from front: Mr. Altham, Fred Cronshaw (in suit), Lewis Hall (in centre with cup), ?,?.
Front Row: John Entwistle, Ralph Barnes, Sam Whitham, Alan Riley
Photo: Kindly shared by Myra Fronapfel (Myra's dad is Lewis Hall)


Haslingden Church Institute 1930s




St. James Football Team 1959
Back Row: Dennis Baker, Stanley Barlow, H. Kenyon, Fred Farnell, Billy Pilling, Alec Taylor.
Front Row: Jack Pilling, Fred Bargh, Dave Entwistle, Johnny Brockbank, Alan Fisher.
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Jack Pilling


St. James Football Team 1960's
Back Row l to r: Stanley Barlow (scarf), John Holden
Middle Row l to r: Jim Coupe, Dave Entwistle, Peter Reeves, Johnny Brockbank ?,?
Front Row l to r: Derek Barlow, Leslie Barge, ?, Bryan Corbridge, Geoffrey Jackson.

Photo: kindly contributed by Marjorie Corbridge/Myra Frohnapfel
Help with names from Pauline Emmett Dagg


St. James Football Team 1964-1965

Back Row: Steven Haworth, Raymond Patton, John Stitt, Jeffrey Valentine, Kenneth Davis, Glyn Jones, Clifford Grime.
Front row: David Holt, Roy Barnes, Simon Farrer, Graham Wroe, David Clayton, Graham Dakin, Stephen Clark.
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Stephen Clark


St. James Football Team 1971




Haslingden St. James Football Team 1967/68
played on St. James playing fields - Prinny Hill

Back Row: Jim Camm, Gordon Bright, Duncan Ramsbottom, Fred Farnell, Stanley Barlow Snr, Stanley Barlow Jnr
Robert Mills, Mark Barnes, Walter Gregson, ?, Brian Uren.

Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher.



St. Mary's Football Club



Haslingden St. Mary's Football Team with Father Hunt
Photo: Kindly shared by John Bedford




 St. Mary's Football Team League Champions 1910



 St. Mary's Football Team 

Celtic FC or St. Mary's Football Club 1915-1916
Back Row: McIntyre, Harper, Mannion, Doherty, Durkin, Walsh
Front Row: Kelly, Larkin, Lundy, McWade, McIntyre, Ashton, Howlett.


  St. Marys Football Team 1928


 St. Mary's Football Team mid to late 1930's




St. Marys Football Club 1937/38

 St. Mary's Football Team




 St. Mary's Football Team




 St. Marys Football Club 1950

Back Row: Sports Master and Teacher: Tommy Brennan,
Back Row l to r: Kevin Wissett, Alec Fearful, Tom Riding, Tom Baron, Terry Navin, Steven Moden,
Front Row l to r: Terry McNamee, Brian Gavin, George McKenzie, John Tyson, Eddie O'Keefe.

Photo: Kindly shared by Ron Baron




Haslingden St. Mary's FC 
Photo kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher

Back: Ken Moden, John Curran, Ken Tattersall, Tony White,John Irwin, Tony Hothersall, John Dickinson
Front: David Dewhurst, Andy Ashworth, John Flynn, Seamus McNally, John Higgins


St. Mary's Football event held at the Cricket Club
Johnny Casson (Comedian), John Dickinson (RIP), Tony Gallagher, Norman Lundy, Jack Charlton, Steve Stopworth
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher.




St. Marys FC Dinner
L to R George McKenzie, Martin Molloy, Tony Joe (comedian) Bernard O'Connell (RIP), Murray Bernie (MC), Jim Mead (RIP
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher.
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St. Marys Football Sportsmens Dinner Event
L to R: Martin Morley, George McKenzie, Jim Mead (RIP), Tony Gallagher, Martin Molloy, David Lloyd (Bumble and Speaker), John Dickinson (Snr) RIP
Photo: Thanks to Peter Fisher for kindly sharing with us



Stonefold School Football Team 1930

Stonefold School Football Team 1930
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Lorraine Hooper




Unknown Haslingden/Helmshore Football Team

Probably Helmshore football team
J. Wise on right hand side of back row.


Haslingden Football Team


Jack Pilling writes shows my dad Billy Pilling with the winning team
 and holding the cups in the middle row.
The presentation was to the winning team and held on Dark Lane. 
I do not know what team or what competition they won.
I only know Bill Hanson to his left and I think next to him on the right is a man called Riley.
I would love to know a bit more about it but as it was in the 1940's it is very doubtful.



Whittakers team in the Haslingden 5 a side

Whittaker's team in the Haslingden "5 a side" early 1990's
Back Row: Bryn Yorke, Eric Wroot, Martin Skinner,
Front Row: Ken Davis, Pete Smith, Stephen Abraham
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Peter Fisher
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