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Straw Plaiter
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Dec 28, 2017, 11:37 AM

Posts: 115
Location: Luton
Team(s): Luton Town

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I have added a few items to my website http://thestrawplaiters.com

To the Library, an article “Dallow Lane – development of the ground.”
A few items added to Testimonials in the Library.
Excelsior added to Onlooker.
Avery Panter obituary added to Kettering in the A to Z of clubs in the Library.
Shirt details added to the Second Scots Guards and Wolverton L. & N.W.R. in the A to Z.
Also in the Library, the Penalty Spot article added to.
Cheers

Brian


Straw Plaiter
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Mar 23, 2018, 12:08 PM

Posts: 115
Location: Luton
Team(s): Luton Town

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It's been a while since I posted - moving house followed by building work cut short research at Plaitopolis HQ but I have added a few items to my website http://thestrawplaiters.com
To the Library I have added "Cup Finals" which at the moment only includes an account of the 1890 Kettering Charity Cup Final between the great Grantham Rovers and the Straw Plaiters. An account of the replay will follow.
To Onlooker I have added an article entitled "Glory."
In the Library, A to Z of clubs I have added two photos of Croydon Common, one of Arlesey and St Neots and a sketch of the West Herts pavilion.
The Home page has all the kits worn by the Straw Plaiters 1885 to 1901.
Cheers

Brian


Straw Plaiter
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Apr 19, 2018, 3:55 PM

Posts: 115
Location: Luton
Team(s): Luton Town

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A few more items added to my website http://thestrawplaiters.com
To Onlooker I have added a painting that I commissioned last year. "The Three Captains" depicts Luton Town's three inspirational captains from 1885 to 1894 - J.C. Lomax, J.W. Julian and Arthur H. Taylor at the Dallow Lane ground. This painting has also been added to "Art" in the Library.
A new photo of Luton Town Reserves 1901 with the Beds and District League Trophy added to the gallery.
The reports on replay of the Kettering Charity Cup 1890 v Grantham Rovers has been added to "Cup Finals" in the Library. Insurance for players, appealing for decisions and the first record of favours being worn by LTFC fans are included.
Finally a small item added to Testimonials in the Library.
Cheers

Brian


Straw Plaiter
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Jun 8, 2018, 2:24 PM

Posts: 115
Location: Luton
Team(s): Luton Town

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I have added more stuff to my website http://thestrawplaiters.com
To Onlooker - "the first badge" has been added.
To the Hall of Fame I have added Billy Lawson.
To the A to Z of clubs in the Library I have added team photos of Kettering 1892, Crouch End 1895, Millwall 1891 and Vampires 1895 - check out the badges and caps on the latter. One of my favourite badges of all time.
Cheers

Brian


Straw Plaiter
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Jul 6, 2018, 2:03 PM

Posts: 115
Location: Luton
Team(s): Luton Town

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Another update to my website http://thestrawplaiters.com

To Onlooker I have added an article entitled "Summer Transfer" - the pursuit of a player from 1894.
To the A to Z of Clubs in the Library, I have added Minerva and Connaught 1892 and Minerva 1891.
To the Hall of Fame I have added James "Punch" McEwen (also of Arsenal, Glossop North End and Norwich City)
Also in the Hall of Fame I have added a medal awarded to Billy Lawson.
Additional info added to the Hall of Fame entries for Walter Fairgrieve, James Bennett, Reverend Charles Bennett (also of St. Albans), Edwin Birch, Walter Clarke, George Beldam, Thomas Clifford, William Crump, Herbert Holdstock and Edwin Daw.
Cheers

Brian


Straw Plaiter
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Sep 19, 2018, 12:41 PM

Posts: 115
Location: Luton
Team(s): Luton Town

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I have added a few items to my website since my last post http://thestrawplaiters.com

To Onlooker, "Football cards" and “Victorian text message” have been added.
A new entry in the Hall of Fame - Frederick George Ekins
New information added to the Hall of Fame entries of Billy Lawson, Harry Crump. Punch McEwen, J.W. Dickson, Jack Durrant, James Dow, John Eckford, J.B. Furlong, William and Charles Ford and George Deacon.
In the Library, A to Z of clubs, I have added interviews with two Crouch End captains from 1894.
Cheers

Brian


Straw Plaiter
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Sep 27, 2018, 1:10 PM

Posts: 115
Location: Luton
Team(s): Luton Town

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I have added ten Hall of Fame entries to my website http://thestrawplaiters.com

William Gallagher - Vale of Leven, Clydebank, Glossop North End
Herbert William Oclee - Bedford Town
John George Saddington - Grantham Rovers
Herbert George Spratley - Luton Wanderers, Dunstable
Thomas Brook Knowles - Luton Wanderers
Fred Allen - St. Albans
John Finlayson - Middlesbrough, Bootle, Bristol St. George and Cowes.
Horace Joseph "Hod" Paul - St. Albans
William "Billy" Prentice - Gainsborough Trinity
Joseph "Connie" Watkins.

Cheers

Brian


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Straw Plaiter
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Oct 1, 2018, 12:44 PM

Posts: 115
Location: Luton
Team(s): Luton Town

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I have added a few more items to my website http://thestrawplaiters.com
Two clips added to "Looking Back" in the Library.  
To the Hall of Fame new entries for -
William John McCartney - Cowlairs, Cartvale, Newton Heath, LTFC and Barnsley as player. Barnsley, Portsmouth Hearts and LTFC as manager.
Oliver Small
Albert Deacon
John Henry Taylor
John Clarke - numerous clubs
Additional information added to the Hall of Fame entries for -
Richard Williams (largely re-written) Everton and Glossop North End
Hugh Galbraith - Our Boys of Dundee, Burnley, Middlesbrough Ironopolis.
Fred Allen - St. Albans
Punch McEwen - Bootle, Liverpool South End, Glossop North End, Bury and back to Luton then Norwich, manager of Norwich and Woolwich Arsenal.
Herbert Holdstock,
Israel Prime,
William Perkins - Kettering, Liverpool, Northampton.
Herbert Hucklesby
Cheers

Brian


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Straw Plaiter
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Nov 19, 2018, 4:12 PM

Posts: 115
Location: Luton
Team(s): Luton Town

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A few more updates for you from my website http://thestrawplaiters.com

To Onlooker I have added an article entitled “The first black player?”.
In the Library -
A to Z of clubs, I have added Watford St. Mary’s, Clapton and London Caledonians photos.
To “Silverware” I have added photos of the Bedfordshire Cup. Additional titles added to the Library “Humour ” and “Goalkeepers.”
Finally in the Library new information added to “Rivalry, The.”

To the Hall of Fame new entries for John George Hunt, Alfred Prattman Colling and Joseph William Bird.
Additional information added to the Hall of Fame entries for Henry Jackson, J.W. Julian, Hod Paul, William Gallacher, Fred Allen, James Kemplay, Frederick Molyneux, Herbert Moody and James Monks.
Cheers

Brian


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Straw Plaiter
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Dec 12, 2018, 3:27 PM

Posts: 115
Location: Luton
Team(s): Luton Town

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I have added a couple of articles to my website http://thestrawplaiters.com

To Onlooker -
"A bad memory or a memory that is bad?" which is about one of the first professional players in the South of England
and
"Who was the first...?" About the first foreigner to play for Luton Town in 1886.
Cheers

Brian


Straw Plaiter
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Mar 5, 2019, 11:35 AM

Posts: 115
Location: Luton
Team(s): Luton Town

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I have added a few items to my website http://thestrawplaiters.com

To Onlooker an 1894 account of attending a Luton match.
Also to Onlooker, an article about signing a player in 1892.

A very nice photo of Fred Allen in his 8 pointed star badge shirt has been added to his Hall of Fame entry and in Player Photographs in the Gallery.
Cheers

Brian


Straw Plaiter
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Jun 17, 2019, 1:44 PM

Posts: 115
Location: Luton
Team(s): Luton Town

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A few more updates made to my website http://thestrawplaiters.com

I have added some "5 minute reads" to the Home page - most are shortened versions of wordier articles.
To Onlooker “The first action photograph” from 1894 added.
Robert McCrindle added to the Hall of Fame.
New information added to the Hall of Fame entries for John Long and William McCurdy.
Item added to Testimonials in the Library.
Cheers

Brian


Straw Plaiter
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Sep 2, 2019, 2:55 PM

Posts: 115
Location: Luton
Team(s): Luton Town

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I have added another Chapter to my website. Chapter 16 deals with the first half of the 1888/89 season. Look bottom right on the home page http://thestrawplaiters.com

Matches include games against London Scottish, Reading, Old St. Paul's, Chesham twice, Spurs, Old Brightonians, Millwall Rovers, Unity, Bowes Park, Limehouse, Wolverton and some local colleges.

I will add details to the Index and the "Date Lines" tomorrow.

Cheers

Brian


Straw Plaiter
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Sep 16, 2019, 10:59 AM

Posts: 115
Location: Luton
Team(s): Luton Town

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I have added every Luton game I can find from 1885 to 1894 to my website http://thestrawplaiters.com Go to the "seasons" button.

The games include Ordinary (Friendly) games, F.A. Cup, Kettering and Luton Charity Cup games and benefit games. Attendances are also included where I have them. There are a few gaps - newspapers hostile attitude and love of political coverage meant some reports were either missed or incomplete. If anyone can help fill the gaps in any way, no matter how small, I would be very grateful.

If you need a report on any of the games then let me know and I will see if I have it. I have them typed up - 400,000 words!
Cheers

Brian


Straw Plaiter
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Oct 9, 2019, 1:33 PM

Posts: 115
Location: Luton
Team(s): Luton Town

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I have added a few bits to my website http://thestrawplaiters.com

I do an 1885 Walking Tour if anyone is interested. See the Home page for details.
Also added are
Recollections of George Deacon - link on homepage.
Another game added to the 1888/89 Seasons button.
Alexander Collins added to the Hall of Fame
Two new photos added to Walter Miller's Hall of Fame
New Brompton 1894, Clarence (London) 1891 and King's Langley 1886/87 added to the A to Z of Clubs in the Library.
Cheers

Brian

 
 


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