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Origin of the Wednesday - I have a theory !

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Fantastic Dunsby 

By this time next year I expect you to find that Oliver Cromwell had a regiment called the Wednesday Round heads and played social football at Winceby against a select "Lincoln 11" lol

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Amazing ... almost 2 centuries ago.

we are starting to get towards the Magna Carta ( surely not) after the civil war.

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2 minutes ago, Davetherave said:

Amazing ... almost 2 centuries ago.

we are starting to get towards the Magna Carta ( surely not) after the civil war.

I hope I'm around long enough to see Dunsby unearthing the 

"Wednesdaysaurus  Rex" 

Roaming the dense marshlands of Bramhall bogs looking for hogs to feed their hungry bellies .lol

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Nice to know we had a City Centre Street named after us, it needs updating now from Commercial Street to Wednesday Street lol

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I know the names Woollhouse and Marsden featured for The Wednesday CC and both are included on your Commercial/Wednesday news report in the 1820's which would point to your theory being correct, more research needed though.

 

More History lol

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By 1826 George Steer has passed management of the grounds to his son in law W.H.Woolhouse

 

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George Steer unfortuantely met a sad end - drowning in the Sheffield canal!

 

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By 1828 the Cricket Grounds were on the market

 

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7 minutes ago, dunsbyowl said:

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By 1826 George Steer has passed management of the grounds to his son in law W.H.Woolhouse

 

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George Steer unfortuantely met a sad end - drowning in the Sheffield canal!

 

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By 1828 the Cricket Grounds were on the market

 

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Check out the crowd and the tents !

Very early "Build it and they will come"  theory ...

 

 

 

 

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You don't half put some research in Dunsby  well done mate

 

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Great reading Dunsby, can you find any reference to either the Wednesday or the Commercial cricket club earlier than that 1822 article? The impression it gives me is that the clubs were already in existence and the legend has it that we were founded c 1820 so clearly getting warm!

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Fantastic work Dunsbyowl.

 

Maybe we'll have our (cricket) white anniversary shirts ready to celebrate our 200th in April 2022

 

 

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dunsbyowl,

 

Well done mate, when I was a kid I was told that the Wednesday' part of the name was derived from playing in a Wednesday league. In a time when men appeared to work until they dropped, I started to distrust the Wednesday league theory. Your well researched factual evidence makes a lot more sense, if only I could get in touch with my great grandfather he would be able to clarify matters for us, I'm pretty sure in your favour.

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This is from 1st June 1822 and I assume refers to a match between the Old Union Cricket Club and the Commercial Club - possibly ;-)

 

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A bit of moaning from 1860 when the Cricket club had moved to play at t'Lane - how very dare they !

 

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Its a hypothesis not a theory.

 

Brilliant work you should be awarded an Owlstalk award for Historical Research

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34 minutes ago, dunsbyowl said:

A bit of moaning from 1860 when the Cricket club had moved to play at t'Lane - how very dare they !

 

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Dear Sir,

 

In response to your letter. Sorry my response is more than a century late. However, to bring you up to date. We have now moved our fixtures back to Darnall POW Rd and we play on Sunday and Wednesday with the occasional development/cup game played on Tuesday or Thursday. However, you must accept that we are The Wednesday CC and we'll play when we want.   

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So we are in fact a sporting institution of nearer 200 yrs old than 150yrs...maybe we should order the shirts for the Bicentenniel now...to avoid disappointment?

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Seriously tho Dunsby...I love reading your stuff...I love the history of the club..It sort of epitomises why we all trot down to the place...Not only about what we are, but about what we were..

Power to yer elbow mate

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