Author: Garth Dykes

ISBN: 978-1-911376-19-4
RRP:  £10

Paperback, 246mm x 189mm


The original Colne club were formed as Trawden Forest and re-named as Colne in 1902 when they joined the Lancashire Combination, finishing in 14th place in Division Two. However, financial problems led to this club’s demise. It was immediately re-launched as Colne AFC in 1903. New players were signed from Burnley, Southport and other local clubs, and a place in the First Division secured. Relegation in 1904 was followed by up-and-down seasons between the divisions. The Lancashire Junior Cup was won in 1906. Financial problems led to the club being wound up in 1913.

In recognition of a personal interest in Colne sport, with his father and grandfather representing Colne’s cricket team, Garth Dykes has taken a close look at the football club’s activities. Fixtures, with results and goal scorers are included for seasons 1903-04 to 1912-13. The main section of the book is a set of 50 biographies of the principal players at the club; some were ex-League men winding down their career, others young men who went on to greater things. A narrative account of the seasons is included.

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