Here’s an interesting one for a Sunday. I don’t know where he found it, as he does’t say. But top local history wonk Clive Roberts has found this great image of Walsall Wood Football Club’s lineup – he thinks from 1932, but seems more likely 1935/6 to me.
This fits nicely with recent explorations of the club history – more to come on that subject soon.
There’s a caption also supplied with the image that says:
Walsall Wood Football Club
Formed in 1924/25 this club plays in the Walsall and District Amateur League. Winners of the Rugeley Charity Cup 1935/36 and also finalists in the Express and Star Cup.
Thanks to Clive for that – in light of the team’s recent successes, it’s nice to know there’s a winning tradition at our favourite local club. Don’t forget also that Clive’s book, ‘Snippets of Local History in and around Shire Oak’ is still available, but get your copy while you still can!