Thank you Janice. The articles make interesting reading, especially the part relating to what the medals were awarded for in the 2nd article. Guess I will never find out just what my Grandfather was awarded it for but at least I know a lot more about B'ham Works Amateur Football now.There is a bit about the history here https://www.blackcountrybugle.co.uk...ct-works-afa/story-20150926-detail/story.html and here https://www.blackcountrybugle.co.uk...t-amateur-fa/story-20150864-detail/story.html
Great idea Mike, I will keep an eye out and hopefully soon they will be online. I am really grateful for the help that people are giving me.At present the newspapers online for birmingham do not cover 1912 or 1013 or 1914 before June, but when they do then it would be worth searching your grandfather's name , especially in the Sports Argus
Thanks Phil I think he worked in the Jewellery Quarter but no idea where.Have the following information:
BIRMINGHAM & DISTRICT WORKS A.F.A. - 1912-1913
Austin Motor Co.
Belliss & Morcom
Chance & Hunt
Henry Hope & Sons [Champions]
Metal & Munitions [resigned]
Elkington & Co. [Champions]
Nettlefolds (King's Norton)
Ordnance Athletic [resigned]
Veritys Athletic [resigned]
Belliss & Morcom Reserves
General Electric Reserves
Henry Hope & Sons Reserves [Champions]
Powell & Hanmer
Wolseley Motor Reserves
Aston Brass Co.
Birmingham Gas Reserves [resigned]
Hamstead Reserves [resigned]
Metal & Munitions Reserves
St. Stephen Works
Do you know who he worked for?
Unfortunately, I don't know who won Division 4 and there may have been more than 4 divisions!
It was probably the Birmingham & District Wednesday Amateur Football Association which started in 1898.Slightly off topic but concerned with football teams and work. Does anyone know anything about a Wednesday league? Dad worked at the Co-op on Stockland Green in the 1920's / 30's. He played on a Wednesday afternoon for a team which I believe was called Erdington Wednesday. I also remember Mom telling me that there was a cartoon in the paper of Dad playing football with his arms drawn in as ivy. He had a girlfriend named Ivy. Mom threw it away - her name was Doris!
Hi All,When the South Bham Sunday league started you could not play on a Sunday, so they called it the Bham Wednesday league Sunday section to get around the law. About the late 50s i think.