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Offline zetlander

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Ruthin Football Club
« on: Wednesday 24 April 19 10:58 BST (UK) »
In 1921 there was a football match between Ruthin and Barnsley F C in Ruthin.

What was the significance of this match?

Who arranged it and why was it held?

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Offline Maiden Stone

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Re: Ruthin Football Club
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 27 April 19 20:57 BST (UK) »
Have you searched for a match report in local newspapers, Ruthin and Barnsley?
My guess is F.A. cup tie or a match in another cup competition.
Other suggestions:
 a charity match; many women's matches were for charities.
 a testimonial match for a footballer who had played for both clubs and who was retiring or was ill or permanently injured or who had died and his family was in need of financial help.

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Re: Ruthin Football Club
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 27 April 19 21:38 BST (UK) »
Denbighshire Archives have a photo of the Barnsley team:
http://archives.denbighshire.gov.uk/collections/getrecord/GB209_PPD-90_422

Probably best to seek more information from them?
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)