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SPORTING CONNECTION

PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 3:06 am
by familyhistorynut
We have two family legends about the same ancestor. The first is that he played professional football for Sheffield Wednesday, but having contacted the club they could not shed any light on this. The second is that he actually lived opposite the ground and was a sports reporter for the club, under the pen-name of Vulcan.

The surname was Leith, but we are not sure which brother it was, it could have been William, Robert or John.

Can anyone help with either legend.

RE: SPORTING CONNECTION

PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:26 am
by mrsaverage40s
It couldn't be a confusion with Edinburgh Leith Sheffield Wednesday League could it ?
See link below:
[link=http://www.londonhearts.com/scores/games/19111018.html]http://www.londonhearts.com/scores/games/19111018.html[/link]
Maybe worth checking out the local newspapers ?

RE: SPORTING CONNECTION

PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:30 am
by familyhistorynut
Thank you for the reply. I don't think this would be it as my Leith family have no ties with Edinburgh. They moved from Aberdeen to Sheffield around 1864/5. Good lateral thinking though!