1885 Manningham F.C. (forerunners of Bradford A.F.C.) pocket watch presented to H.Archer
Lot 157
1885 Manningham F.C. (forerunners of Bradford A.F.C.) pocket watch presented to H.Archer
Sold for £125 (US$ 210) inc. premium
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Sports Memorabilia Chester
20 Feb 2013 11:00 GMT

Auction 21119
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1885 Manningham F.C. (forerunners of Bradford A.F.C.) pocket watch presented to H.Archer
Engraved 'PRESENTED TO H.ARCHER CAPTAIN BY THE FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS OF THE MANNINGHAM F.C. IN APPRECIATION OF THEIR EFFORTS AS RUNNERS UP IN THE YORKSHIRE CHALLENGE CUP TIES AND WINNERS OF THE BRADFORD CHARITY CUP JULY 1885'. Makers mark Am Watch Co. Hillside, Waltham, Mass.

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  • Manningham was a rugby league football club based in Manningham, Bradford, the first ever champions of the Rugby Football League (then known as the Northern Rugby Football Union) in its first ever season. After seven seasons of rugby league, the club switched codes to Association football in 1903. The club originally played at a field in Whetley Hill, known as Carlisle Road. In the new competition's first season, Manningham finished on top of the ladder, becoming history's first rugby league champions. In 1886, the club moved to Valley Parade. On the 29th May 1903, at the 23rd annual meeting of Manningham F.C. the committee decided to leave the rugby league code and switch to association football, becoming Bradford City A.F.C.
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