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Thursday 7th December 2023  

Leicester City Football Club at Quorn well nearly!

Leicester City Football Club were formed in 1884 and were initially known as Leicester Fosse Football Club, because they played on a field on Fosse Road in Leicester. Financial scandals caused the team to be disbanded in 1915, but they reformed again after WW1 as Leicester City Football Club.

This newspaper photograph shows the Leicester Fosse team in 1904/05, standing in front of the Manor House Hotel on Woodhouse Road in Quorn. The hotel was run by keen Quorn sportsman James Alfred Hartopp, who is standing on the back row on the far left of the group.

Back row, left to right:
James Alfred Hartopp, hotel proprietor
Arthur Mounteney, inside forward
William (Billy) Bannister, centre half - also played for England
John William Bennett, right back
William Morgan, right half/centre forward
Isaac Evenson, inside left
Arthur Collins, half back

Front row, left to right:
James Blessington, forward - also played for Scotland
William H Oakes, left back
Robert Pollock, defender
Thomas Allsopp, outside left
Arthur F Durrant, outside right
Matthew Brunton, centre forward

 Submitted on: 2016-05-09
 Submitted by: Sue Templeman
 Artefact ID: 1932
 Artefact URL: www.quornmuseum.com/display.php?id=1932

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