Luton Town Football Club
Information wanted about players, and photographs from Victorian times
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Brian Webb writes:
I am researching Luton Town Football Club (LTFC) in the Victorian era. I am publishing my findings on my website thestrawplaiters.com
You will see that there is an Ancestry button on my site to enable people to check if their ancestors played for LTFC or were on the committee. St. George’s School had a very good team in 1890/91 and gave LTFC some tough games. So tough that LTFC invited four Masters to play for them.
I am keen to gather information on all the men who were involved in the club at this time. I will also do a piece on the School for my website. I wonder if anyone has any photos of Harpenden footballers in 1890/91 or the St. George’s School team.
I see from your excellent site www.harpenden-history.org.uk that there are some names familiar to me. The names of Steabben and Samwells in particular. There was an Arthur John Steabben and William Alfred Samwells on the LTFC committee. I wonder if there is any connection to the families mentioned on your site.
If anyone has any photos/ information do send them to Brian but please also send me a copy for our archives and website (please give us permission to add to the website if you are happy for this or add them yourself) – email@example.com