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Division Two 1914/15

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:59 pm
by Alan Brown
I was wondering if any of you guys could point me in the direction of anyone that has researched any of the following division two clubs for season 1914/15:
Abercorn, Albion Rovers, Arthurlie, Clydebank, Cowdenbeath, Dunfermline Athletic, East Stirlingshire, Johnstone, Leith Athletic, Lochgelly United, Vale of Leven.
I would be looking for the line-ups and goalscorers. For anyone who has a subscription, would the British Newspaper Archive be of any use for this research?

If anyone can offer any advice I would really appreciate it.

Alan

Re: Division Two 1914/15

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:07 pm
by gogsy1968
I have some lineups for some Cowdenbeath, Dunfermline Athletic and Lochgelly United games for the period Aug-Nov taken from the West fife Echo. I'll post what I have. I will be going through the same paper for the rest of that season next week.

Re: Division Two 1914/15

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 12:52 am
by Scottish
I'm not sure the BNA would be that helpful, Alan. Unless local papers for that time are available. The Sunday Post was a new paper then, only having started to be published the previous year. But their football coverage was restricted to a page in which they covered top Scottish and English games. All they have for the Second Division are the results. Even the top flight reports don't carry line-ups.

There's always the Scottish Referee of course (oh for that to be in the BNA) but it ceased publication in November 1914. IIRC the Mitchell has a more or less full set, though some are on microfiche. Or at least they were. It's been eight years since I was last there.

Re: Division Two 1914/15

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:24 am
by John Meffen
I'll ask Drummond & Tad, they are the "go to people" for 'Shire history [you can ask Tad yourself on twitter if you want], they are always helpful to me, but then again the crossover of personnel etc between FFC & ESFC means I also share a lot with them.

Re: Division Two 1914/15

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:43 am
by Alan Brown
Thanks for the replies. I will check out what they have at the Mitchell, then perhaps plan a trip to the National Library in Edinburgh.

Alan

Re: Division Two 1914/15

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:53 am
by Gordon Baird
I can help with the Dunfermline details, if you want to contact me directly.

Re: Division Two 1914/15

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:57 am
by RobertB
Alan, I have most of the Arthurlie line ups for that season if you want to DM me your email address I will sent them over.

Cheers
Robert