THIS WEEK 2014/15 -25, 50 and 100 YEARS AGO WEEK 8
Saturday 23rd September 1989
Scoreline Midland Combination Premier
Coleshill Town 2 v 0 Mile Oak Rovers
Scorer: Rory Cash, Ricky Allen.
SUNDAY MERCURY WROTE
Coleshill broke the deadlock in the 21st minute when Greg Bennett played Cash clear and the Coleshill striker claimed his seventh goal. Coleshill sealed the points in the last minute through Ricky Allen.
P8 W4 D2 L2 F13 A10 Pts14 Pos 9/20
Fixture Saturday 30th September
Walsall Wood v Coleshill Town.
Saturday 19th September 1964
Birmingham Youth & Old Boys League Mercian Division
Coleshill Town 0 v 2 Walmley
COLESHILL CHRONICLE WROTE
Town Still Pointless
These are dark days for Coleshill being bogged down at the bottom of their league. The Town were holding Walmley to a 0-0 draw when an injury to their centre half left them with ten men. This allowed the Walmley forwards to find the vacant spot to their advantage and both their goals were provided by outside left Peter Tunstall.
P4 W0 D0 L4 F2 A7 Pts0
Fixture Saturday 26th September
Coleshill Town v Hill Rovers
THIRTY ENTER THE CHARITY CUP
“Since It’s Inauguration in 1905, The Coleshill Charity Cup Has Been A Means Of Raising A Great Deal Of Money For The Needy Of The Town, But Now It’s Existence And tradition Are In Jeopardy.”
This was the disturbing news announced by Charity Cup Secretary Sid Boucher at the beginning of June. But after the first round draw for this year’s competition had been made, Mr Boucher was a very happy man. Thirty clubs have entered and the first round ties take place on October 17th.
Jones Brothers v Coleshill Town
Abbey YMCA v Aldridge Athletic
College Celtic v Bermuda
Kingsbury YC v Dosthill Rovers
Stockingford AA v Harbury Sports
AIE Birlee v Marston Green
Hartshill Sports v Cone Automatic
Hill Top Sports v Arley Welfare
Birch Coppice v Balsall and Berkswell
Meridan Rovers v Doultons
Minworth Social v Fazeley Swifts
Tresco v Water Orton United
Shustoke Sports v Royal George
Ridge Lane v Griff Sports
Saturday 19th September 1914
FROM THE COLESHILL CHRONICLE ARCHIVES
The local paper was starting to be dominated by the War, but life still went on! There is an article about “Rural Life” and wild ducks. There is a serialised “Mystery” story and the “Weekly Auction with Cockerals, Pullets, Hens, Potatoes, Eggs and Pears all for sale. Adverts to for local shopkeepers, Thomas Wait, wine merchant, W.J Randell Carpets and Linoleums for example!
LATEST FROM THE FRONT
A Day And Night Battle
A French official communique received last night says “A great battle is proceeding along the whole frontier. The allies progress can only be slow because of the enemy’s strongly established positions but day and night counter attacks attempted by the enemy have been successfully repulsed”.
The most recent lists of casualties issued by the Press Bureau include the following soldiers of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment:
Private A.H. Mewis, Private S. Gubbins, Private E. Mathews, Private W. Shandley, Private F. Walker, Private P.A. Billing, Private H. Carlow, Private S. Carter, Private H. Farrall, Private A. Gallois, Private A. Longhurst, Corporal W. Overs, Private M. Patty, Private W. Poole, Sergeant C.A. Squire, Private A. Townsend, Private S. Turner, Private H. Williams, Private J. Kilkenny.
LOCAL ROLL OF HONOUR
The following is a further list of men who have enlisted in the Army:
Coleshill: Sergeant J.H. Phipps and Private W.E Phipps – 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards, G. Laurence Howard – Royal Engineers, J. Ashby – Royal Marines Light Infantry.
Shustoke: Alfred Cross – Kitcheners Army, Robert Allen – Worcester Regiment, John North – Worcester Regiment, Harry Webb – Worcester Regiment, Frederick Mansell – Worcester Regiment, Bernard Walters – Kitcheners Army, Victor Chambers – Kitcheners Army.
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