Enderby Town/Leicester United

stevejpos69

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HELP NEEDED - I am researching the history of my local team Enderby Town who sadly folded as Leicester United in 1996. My grandad ran the club from the 1940s until his death in 1972. I intend to write a book in his honour, on the history of the club but I need help!
Does anyone have records of the following:
(a) East Midlands Regional League results 1969-70 season
(b) Leicestershire Senior League results 1949-1969
(c) Leicester & District League results & tables 1890 to 1949
(d) a programme from the clubs last ever game - away at Grantham 20th Aug, 1996.
Please get in touch: [email protected]
Thank You.
 

leohoenig

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No, all I can do is recall the fact that I saw them both play at home (different grounds)

Enderby Town lost 2-0 at home to Chelmsford City, on 3 January 1983 (George Street)
Leicester United beat Rushden United at "United Park", Blaby by 5-1 on 26 Nov 1986
 

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No, all I can do is recall the fact that I saw them both play at home (different grounds)

Enderby Town lost 2-0 at home to Chelmsford City, on 3 January 1983 (George Street)
Leicester United beat Rushden United at "United Park", Blaby by 5-1 on 26 Nov 1986
Leo, did this ground- United Park- have wrought iron gates at the entrance?
 

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It was 1986 - do you expect me to remember?
 

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Did it loads of times but have no memory of any gates.
Do you know of any other ground LU played at? I am pretty sure the gates had LUFC as part of them and Leicester City used it.
 

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Leo, did this ground- United Park- have wrought iron gates at the entrance?
Nice to see that you are actually posting about football for once!
Unfortunately I can't answer your question - I went there in May 1987 and took two photos, but neither was of the entrance. However, if you look at Google Earth's timeline feature, you can see aerial photos of the ground up to 2011 and there is an entrance in the south-west corner which could have had gates of the sort you mention, although it is practically impossible to tell for certain.
 

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Nice to see that you are actually posting about football for once!
Careful, Mr. Pigeon - try to answer the post without making comments about the posters
 

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I have had a quick look on the British Newspaper Archive and found the following:-

69/70 (Enderby's scores first) from Football Post (Nottingham)
13/08 H v Newhall 0-0
DNK A v Kimberley 3-1
08/11H v Sutton T Res. 5-0
23/08 A v Eastwood T 1-0
before 06/09 lost 0-2 opposition unknown
18/10 A Grange FC won score not known
11/10 H Eastwood 1-0
14/02 H Grantham ST Johns 4-1
21/02 A Grantham ST Johns 7-0
28/02 Meadow OB won ?-1
03/01 A Sutton T Res. 2-0

1952 Grantham Journal has a league table part way through season so may be a source for you
1950/1 Weekly fixtures listed in Leicester Daily Mercury

49/50 H Shepshed 2-2

All below from Leicester Daily Post
07/02/20 H Blaby Sports
15/03/13 H Fleckney U
22/03/13 H Blaby Sports
01/02/13 A Countesthorpe U
08/02/13 H Wigston U
15/02/13 A Blaby Sports
22/02/13 A Fleckney U 2-2

Might be worth looking at subscribing to the BNA as I am sure there will be loads more on there for you.
 

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Careful, Mr. Pigeon - try to answer the post without making comments about the posters

Let him have his moment......he obviously hasn't blocked me!!
 

stevejpos69

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I have had a quick look on the British Newspaper Archive and found the following:-

69/70 (Enderby's scores first) from Football Post (Nottingham)
13/08 H v Newhall 0-0
DNK A v Kimberley 3-1
08/11H v Sutton T Res. 5-0
23/08 A v Eastwood T 1-0
before 06/09 lost 0-2 opposition unknown
18/10 A Grange FC won score not known
11/10 H Eastwood 1-0
14/02 H Grantham ST Johns 4-1
21/02 A Grantham ST Johns 7-0
28/02 Meadow OB won ?-1
03/01 A Sutton T Res. 2-0

1952 Grantham Journal has a league table part way through season so may be a source for you
1950/1 Weekly fixtures listed in Leicester Daily Mercury

49/50 H Shepshed 2-2

All below from Leicester Daily Post
07/02/20 H Blaby Sports
15/03/13 H Fleckney U
22/03/13 H Blaby Sports
01/02/13 A Countesthorpe U
08/02/13 H Wigston U
15/02/13 A Blaby Sports
22/02/13 A Fleckney U 2-2

Might be worth looking at subscribing to the BNA as I am sure there will be loads more on there for you.
many thanks for these - and the link to the British Newspaper Archive
 

stevejpos69

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Do you know of any other ground LU played at? I am pretty sure the gates had LUFC as part of them and Leicester City used it.
when the club first relocated to Blaby from Enderby the ground suffed awful drainage issues, so they played a number of games at other 'home' grounds - Filbert Street for a FA Cup qualifier replay v North Ferriby, Saffron Lane Velodrome, and VS Rugby
 
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