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Manchester City Player

Wed Aug 05, 2015 4:14 pm

Anyone out there related / or knows about ; William Smith ( b. 1874 Buxton ) , AFTER 1902 ?
He played football for Manchester City between 1897 & 1902 .
HELP ! cannot find him after he stopped playing ?
This is a team photo ( Golden Penny Magazine ) , he is ; B Smith on the picture. He was known as William " Buxton " Smith because another player in the team was also a William Smith , but he came from Stockport ....hence S Smith for William " Stockport " Smith .
1898 Golden Penny team pic.jpg
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Re: Manchester City Player

Mon Aug 10, 2015 8:31 pm

What I know about football could be written on the head of a pin but wouldn't the club have an archivist? I would have thought it would be worth contacting the club. If they don't have an official archivist they may be able to put you in touch with a fan who knows something of the history of the club/its players etc.

Manchester City Player

Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:16 pm

Your ancestor is listed in the Manchester City history site (blue moon-mcfc.co.uk). This site is produced by Manchester football historian, Gary James. He is contactable via Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GaryJames4. It may be worth dropping him a message to see if he knows what happened to William after he left the club in 1902.

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