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General Discussion / Re: Ronnie Bacon
« on: October 05, 2020, 02:57:22 PM »
It's people that make the history. Seems pointless stating "since 1879" (debatable), if the history makers don't get remembered when they should.

Not "debatable" - just not true -  it's 1881, unless someone can prove otherwise with evidence from the time.

It would be nice if there was something in the Lynn News tomorrow regarding the passing of Ronnie.

General Discussion / Re: On This Day . . .
« on: August 31, 2020, 04:00:22 PM »
It has been a long held belief that the club was formed/reformed in 1879. It appeared in the club handbook of 1968-69.
However, I believe this was based on a misinterpretation rather than any evidence from the time.
Check out the opening paragraphs of

General Discussion / Re: On This Day . . .
« on: August 31, 2020, 08:47:54 AM »
Yes, at the end of June. Mark Hearle aware and relevant newspaper articles sent to David Wright, the club historian.

I can't see anything changing though, it will be a big task. 

General Discussion / Re: On This Day . . .
« on: August 30, 2020, 09:49:58 PM »
I can find no evidence from newspapers of the time that King's Lynn FC existed in 1879.
Basically a club called Lynn CEYMS became King's Lynn FC in 1881.

This research was a result of having nothing better to do during lockdown and finding the British Newspaper Archive website.

Other things discovered include that Lynn fielded three England internationals in the team that won what is now known as the Norfolk Senior Cup in 1883.

General Discussion / On This Day . . .
« on: August 30, 2020, 09:00:19 AM »
One Hundred and Thirty-Nine Years Ago
"At a meeting held on Tuesday evening [30th August] it was unanimously resolved to form a King's Lynn Football Club.
The following were elected officers: Captain, Mr L K Jarvis, deputy captain, Mr W F N Woodham; Treasurer, Mr F Reddie, and hon secretaries, Messr R W Street and H Barrett. The committee is comprised of J Rutter, C  Dennis, W Smith, G Reddie and T M Nuccoll"
From the Norfolk Chronicle  3rd September 1881

The club played its first game on 8th October 1881.

General Discussion / Re: War Chest appeal.
« on: June 03, 2020, 07:15:36 PM »
I maybe wrong but I think this is the first time that all of the pitch has been dug up, itís been tinkered with with extra drainage put in ,but never completely dug up
I thought the pitch was dug up during the summer of 1989 which resulted in Lynn playing their first four league games away.
The friendly against Nottingham Forest that season was said to mark the achievement of the ground improvements.
I could be wrong, but if it was tinkering it was pretty serious stuff.

At some time in the past, and I have yet to find out when, the pitch was levelled. Some of the early match reports describe Lynn as playing down the slope. I assume towards the Seven Sisters end.

General Discussion / Re: Next season's squad
« on: May 14, 2020, 02:38:39 PM »
I assume we also have Alex Brown and Dayle Southwell
Chris Henderson was reported to have signed on a two year deal in Sept 2018, Aaron Jones August 2018, Adam Marriott October 2018 and Luke Johnson in November 2019

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