A Pictorial History



Steve Marsh & Stuart Allen

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1896-97 Thames Ironworks :

South Essex League

Thames Ironworks withdrew from the South Essex League shortly after the season commenced.


West Ham United rejoined the South Essex League for season 1900-01

BRENTWOOD : South Essex League

Hermit Road Ground

3 - 2 (Gresham 2, Dove)

26 September 1896

Barnes, Stevenson, Holstock, Nicholls, Dandridge, Davie, Rossiter, Dove, Sage, Morrison, Gresham

WOODFORD : South Essex League

West Ham

2 - 0 (Gresham, Morton)

31 October 1896

Gresham, Stevenson, Taylor, Dove, Williams, Bird, Davie, Rossiter, Hatton, Gresham, Morrison

1896-97 Season 96_12_05 Advertisement Gravesend v. TIW

5 December 1896

Advertisement for an away game with Gravesend Athletic


Can you help in identifying which league?

Special thanks to John Powles and his excellent book  "IRON IN THE BLOOD : Thames Ironworks FC The club that became West Ham United" for allowing extracts to compile this feature and John Northcutt for his attention to statistical accuracy..