Melksham FC

Discussion in 'Wiltshire (West of England)' started by Martin, Jun 12, 2015.

  1. Martin

    Martin Administrator Staff Member

    The 1871 Football Annual lists Milksham (the old spelling for Melksham) with a foundation date of November 1865. The ground listed of Spa Road is only a mile away from the current ground of Melksham Town Football Club. Melksham Town FC website state a foundation date of 1876 but perhaps there is a case for moving this back to 1865, if research could be found making this link then this could make it a very old continuous Club, the problem is that match reports do not start until 1877.
  2. Martin

    Martin Administrator Staff Member

    Found new research confirming the early 1865 date but the new problem is a lack of match reports in the early 1880s -did they cease around 1879 and get going again in 1885?
    (Swindon Advertiser and North Wilts Chronicle - Saturday 14 March 1885)

    Anyone help?

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