Southport Visiter - Saturday 11 June 1892Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Southport Visiter - Thursday 23 June 1892Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
From it's inception Southport Central's financial position had always been a cause for concern. Indeed by January 1891 the Southport Visiter reported that "the Central club is over £500 in debt, and the committee are making every effort to wipe off the deficit. It is to be hoped the working
Southport Visiter - Saturday 25 May 1889Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Southport Visiter - Saturday 01 June 1889Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Whilst the information we present on this website is correct to the best of our knowledge, we continue to research the early years of our club, and therefore we make no apologies that we make occasional corrections when a discovery is made that challenges previously accepted fact. We find ourselves today
Over the past few days we have spent some time at Duke Street Cemetery attempting to locate the memorials for a number of former players. Ralph Rylance Much has been made of R.L. Rylance’s contribution to establishing association football in Southport. He came to Southport from Blackburn in 1881 where he was
At the Wanderers AGM in June 1886, at which a representative of the Southport club was present, they invited Southport to amalgamate. Thanks to the British Newspaper Archive's digitisation of the Southport Visiter archives a full report of this pivotal event can now be made available to supporters to view. Images:
The first game played by Southport Wanderers following the "merger" with Southport Football Club at the AGM in June 1886.. Thanks to the British Newspaper Archive's digitisation of the Southport Visiter archives.
A product of Southport and District League football with Ince Blundell he was signed by Billy Bingham - one of a clutch of former Evertonians on the club's books at that time. He replaced Les Barratt and appeared in the last 11 League games in 1965-66. On Boxing Day 1966,
The son of a professional boxer, this fast, direct and courageous left winger had the misfortune to fracture a fibula on his Southport debut. Freed by Leeds United, his best years were at West Brom who signed him from QPR for a £17,000 fee and for whom he made 300 League
After representing Liverpool Schoolboys he played for Cambridge Park in the Southport and District League. Following some promising displays in the Northern Floodlit League side, this young striker was promoted to the League team towards the end of 1969-70 but could not prevent Southport from being relegated. He began 1970-71
A relative of the famous Milburn/Charlton footballing family, Wilf began at Huddersfield Town as an outside right in the central League side but was switched to wing half. He was recommended to Southport by Alfie young, a former Huddersfield Town centre half, and, after making his debut the day after