Here you go, a quick one this afternoon before some meatier local history over the weekend – Paul Ford, top local history operative, whizz behind the ever-brilliant Wyrleyblog and researcher at Walsall Local History Centre posted the above image on Twitter.
Brownhills Albion FC late c19. They folded and reformed in the Hussey Arms (where they played) as Britain joined WWI.
I noticed there were only 11 players – is that the team bus on the photo? I assume you had seen it before, but worth tweeting.
The team played on a pitch where the Hussey Estate is today, hence the name Albion Road. I’d be interested in any history at all of Brownhills Albion FC, or indeed, Brownhills Town FC.
We’ve had lots of Walsall Wood FC stuff, but not much from Brownhills. Let’s see if we can correct that.
Don’t forget Walsall Wood’s boys play Heath Hayes this afternoon, so the footy tradition is still strong.
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