May 2021 Research Update

1989/90 Programme

We kicked off the month by sharing a copy of a letter written by Ralph Rylance to his daughter way back in 1882. Whilst it doesn’t mention football there are some great references to days out in the town with his young family, and it is great to be able to see his handwriting and signature!
We have spent some time delving into the programme archives for some interesting articles from the 80s, primarily written by Geoff and Mike, and will be publishing more of them over the coming weeks.
The main focus however has been the former player interviews we have been conducting over Zoom.
We’ve had great catch-ups with Ian Baines, Steve Holden, Adam Flynn, Peter Withers & Kevin Mooney with more lined up over the coming weeks.

Reserve & A team results added to the database for 1921-1956 & 1971-1978

1956-1971 is currently in progress.

…and a slight design change of the site.

What’s coming up?…

As we move into June we will start adding some more raw data to the archives, such as more reserve results from the 50s & 60s.
We also look forward to being able to launch another retro shirt (or two)!