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.
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.
of the book are available by post from Tony Brown at the usual address and
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