In June 1947, Glossop FC players and fans were involved in a crash on their way to an away match at Manchester University, the last match of the season. The cutting from the Chron. is suprising for a few different reasons. Firstly that the date of the cutting is June 13th 1947 and it happened the previous Saturday, meaning that the season went on pretty late into the Summer. Secondly, the list of players injured included several who lived in the town (including Don Jones who then lived in Salisbury Street, Hadfield) and it seems it really was a locally based team at that time, with players coming from Freetown, Lord Street, Woolley Bridge, Church Street, Corn Street etc. The 'shara' was travelling down Kingston Brow, Hyde, when it smashed into a tramway standard. The only person detained in hospital was secretary Jack Harcourt, who suffered injuries to his back. The other 14 taken to hospital, were allowed home after treatment.
Hi, I've just come across this post after doing some googling about an accident that happened in 1947.
I was recently looking through some belongings of my wife's grandad and came across a letter that was thanking him for what he did to help the players, staff and supporters of Glossop Fc after they were involved in an accident in 1947.
The letter was written by (hon ass-sec) Mr J Ash.
I was wondering if you could shed any more light on what happened and particularly the actions of my wife's grandad as we would love to know more.