Advert  

Go Back   RedPassion.co.uk Wrexham FC Message Board > Wrexham


Season Two Episode Threads: S2E1 Welcome Back / S2E2 Quiet Zone / S2E3 Nott Yet / S2E4 Shaun's Vacation / S2E5 First Losers / S2E6 Ballers / S2E7 Giant Killers / S2E8 The Grind / S2E9 Glove Triangle / S2E10 Gresford / S2E11 Yn Codi / S2E12 Hand of Foz / S2E13 Family Business / S2E14 Worst Case Scenario / S2E15 Up The Town?/


Wrexham Talk about things related to Wrexham Football Club !

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 7th February 2016, 11.46:53   #55-0 (permalink)
Due a Testimonial
 
eastsussexred's Avatar

 
Joined: Aug 2013
Racecourse Spot: none given
Real Name: none given
Twitter: @





Default Re: The sad case of a founding members and player of Wrexham Football Club

Currently, and for clarity, I believe that our founding team was as follows (with the histories of 3 team members- Joseph Roberts, G.R. Johnson and John Taylor to be confirmed)

Chairman
Edward Manners
Born Knaresbourough 1830 Died Wrexham 1911


Team

Charles Edward Kershaw (Captain)
Born 1839. Died Southport 1884.

William Tootell
Born Wrexham 1831. died Wrexham 1866

Thomas Henry Sykes
Born Huddersfield 1841. Died Nottingham 1910

Thomas Broster
Born Wrexham 1845. Died Bethlehem, South Africa 1921

Thomas Hanmer
Born Overton 1839. Died Wrexham 1887

Edward Ephraim Knibbs
Born Cheshire 1837. Died Wrexham 1875

Thomas Heath
Born Ramsbury (Wilts) 1824. Died Wycombe 1887.

Last edited by eastsussexred; 7th February 2016 at 11.58:34..
Reply With Quote
Old 9th February 2016, 20.10:29   #56-0 (permalink)
Due a Testimonial
 
eastsussexred's Avatar

 
Joined: Aug 2013
Racecourse Spot: none given
Real Name: none given
Twitter: @





Default Re: The sad case of a founding members and player of Wrexham Football Club

As far as I am aware the attached image is the first photo anyone has ever seen of any of the 10, recently identified, founding players of Wrexham AFC.
Thomas Broster who emigrated to South Africa
The image (albeit in his later years) was kindly emailed to me by his great, great grandson, Rod, who lives in South Africa.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Thomas Broster born1845 died1921.jpg (109.2 KB, 85 views)

Last edited by eastsussexred; 9th February 2016 at 20.16:34..
Reply With Quote
Old 9th February 2016, 20.48:04   #57-0 (permalink)
Taking coaching badges
 
jonesfach's Avatar

 
Joined: Oct 2004
Racecourse Spot: Any spare seat
Real Name: Jones
Twitter: @





Default Re: The sad case of a founding members and player of Wrexham Football Club

Quote:
Originally Posted by eastsussexred View Post
As far as I am aware the attached image is the first photo anyone has ever seen of any of the 10, recently identified, founding players of Wrexham AFC.
Thomas Broster who emigrated to South Africa
The image (albeit in his later years) was kindly emailed to me by his great, great grandson, Rod, who lives in South Africa.
That's good work.

Thanks Rod and yourself of course ESR
Reply With Quote
Old 11th February 2016, 00.36:30   #58-0 (permalink)
Due a Testimonial
 
eastsussexred's Avatar

 
Joined: Aug 2013
Racecourse Spot: none given
Real Name: none given
Twitter: @





Default Re: The sad case of a founding members and player of Wrexham Football Club

Due to additional information received from Thomas Broster's great, great grandson, I have updated his details.

In the 1861 census Thomas Broster was listed as a teacher, and in 1867 he was appointed a trustee of The Old Meeting Baptist Church in Wrexham.
By the time of the 1871 census Thomas and his family were living with his father in law, Jonathan Owen, at 28 Lambpitt Street, and his occupation was recorded as a Senior Clerk at the post office.
Thomas and his family emigrated to South Africa aboard The Windsor Castle Steamer from London to The Cape of Good Hope on 23rd October 1874, although an article in The Wrexham Advertiser 31 October 1874 reported that the ship caught fire and had to return to port for repairs.
His family settled in Queenstown where he became the headmaster of an elementary school and where he also founded The Willows Cricket Club.
He would later serve as a member of staff at The Queenstown High School for Boys for 22 years and was made an Honorary Life Vice-President of the Old Boys Association on its inception in 1912.
Thomas’s wife, Harriet died in Queenstown 9th December 1894 and in June 1912, Thomas left Queenstown with his daughter, Gwladys, to live with his son Charles in Bethlehem in The Orange Free State, where he died on 29/06/1921.

Last edited by eastsussexred; 11th February 2016 at 00.43:41..
Reply With Quote
Old 11th February 2016, 00.46:58   #59-0 (permalink)
Rob
Due a Testimonial
 
Rob's Avatar


(info 1 & 2)


(info)
 
Joined: Oct 2004
Racecourse Spot: Yale Stand
Real Name: Rob
Twitter: @





Default Re: The sad case of a founding members and player of Wrexham Football Club

Quote:
Originally Posted by eastsussexred View Post
As far as I am aware the attached image is the first photo anyone has ever seen of any of the 10, recently identified, founding players of Wrexham AFC.
Thomas Broster who emigrated to South Africa
The image (albeit in his later years) was kindly emailed to me by his great, great grandson, Rod, who lives in South Africa.
He could still do a job upfront now etc etc

Seriously though, great work and wonderful reading !
Reply With Quote
Old 11th February 2016, 08.56:28   #60-0 (permalink)
Due a Testimonial
 
eastsussexred's Avatar

 
Joined: Aug 2013
Racecourse Spot: none given
Real Name: none given
Twitter: @





Default Re: The sad case of a founding members and player of Wrexham Football Club

Thank you Rob. Hopefully, we will soon find the histories of the remaining 3 players and I will then contact the club in order to see if we can have some sort of commemoration, possibly seeking donations on RP for a plaque to be placed at The Racecourse etc...

Last edited by eastsussexred; 11th February 2016 at 09.00:43..
Reply With Quote
Old 11th February 2016, 12.36:44   #61-0 (permalink)
12500


 
Joined: Feb 2016
Racecourse Spot: none given
Real Name: none given
Twitter: @





Default Re: The sad case of a founding members and player of Wrexham Football Club

Good Afternoon to all on the list,
I am Rod Gebhardt from Cape Town, great grandson of Thomas BROSTER, whom I only recently found out was an active footballer himself. I only ever knew of him as a very active cricketer.
I would like to hear from anyone if Thomas played any more games for the AFC? This is a very interesting part of his life and I would like to uncover as much as is humanly possible.
Thank you all for your interest and if I am able to I would like to share any information I am able to uncover about him.
I often wonder if his father, Benjamin BROSTER who also worked for the Post Office, was also active in any sports in the Wrexham area? Would anyone know?
His son Edward (Ted) who was born in Wrexham when his mother came to visit the family, was also an avid cricketer. He played wicket keeper for the Border Region in the Cape.
Again thanks to all for your interest
Reply With Quote
Old 11th February 2016, 14.39:55   #62-0 (permalink)
Due a Testimonial
 
eastsussexred's Avatar

 
Joined: Aug 2013
Racecourse Spot: none given
Real Name: none given
Twitter: @





Default Re: The sad case of a founding members and player of Wrexham Football Club

Welcome aboard Rod. Great that you have signed up to Redpassion. Hopefully, more information can be learned about your ancestors from Wrexham and I will email you or post on here if I find anything which seems relevent
Reply With Quote
Old 12th February 2016, 00.45:14   #63-0 (permalink)
Due a Testimonial
 
eastsussexred's Avatar

 
Joined: Aug 2013
Racecourse Spot: none given
Real Name: none given
Twitter: @





Default Re: The sad case of a founding members and player of Wrexham Football Club

Updated details for Thomas Hanner (page 2 of thread)

Thomas Hanner was born the son of Thomas and Martha in Overton in 1839.
He had one brother Arthur (b1834) and two sisters Rosina (b1838) and Dorcas (b1832).
The census of 1851 reported that he also had a cousin, Emily Dawson (b1840) who, along with a servant lived with the family at The Coach and Horses, High Street, Wrexham.
Thomas Hanmer (snr) was a publican and the family where associated with a number of Taverns in the area; Arthur Hanmer was the landlord of The Royal Oak in Bangor-is-y-coed but in 1861 he attained the license of the Turf Tavern (Hotel) and the family moved to their new home at The Racecourse where they built close ties with the members of The Denbighshire County Cricket Club and where Thomas Hanmer (jnr) would become one of the 10 founding players of Wrexham Football Club in their first ever game on the 22nd October 1864. He was also trophy winner in the first athletics event arranged by the newly formed Football club on 13th May 1865.
An obituary in The Wrexham Advertisor reported that Thomas’s father died at The Turf Hotel, aged 60 on 2nd November 1867.
There are no records to show that Thomas Hanmer ((jnr) was married or that he had any children, but a newspaper article in 1869 recorded that he still lived with his sister and his mother at The Turf Hotel. WREXHAM COUNTY COURT.?WEDNESDAY.|1869-01-30|Wrexham and Denbighshire Advertiser and Cheshire Shropshire and North Wales Register - Welsh Newspapers Online until he too died at The Turf Hotel, aged 48 on 14th March 1887.

Thomas Hanmer
1839-1887

Last edited by eastsussexred; 12th February 2016 at 00.57:14..
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools



Quick Forum Links: Wrexham Forum - Live Match Threads - Offtopic Chat - General Footy - Other Sports - Entertainment - New Posts - Live Match Threads
RP Homepage Forums List

Season 1 Episode Threads: S1E1 Dream / S1E2 Reality / S1E3 Rebuilding / S1E4 Home Opener / S1E5 Fearless / S1E6 Hamilton! / S1E7 Wide World of Wales / S1E8 Away We Go / S1E9 Welcome Home / S1E10 Hooligans / S1E11 Sack the Gaffer / S1E12 Wins and Losses / S1E13 Worst Team in the League / S1E14 A Hollywood Distraction / S1E15 Daggers / S1E16 Hello Wembley / S1E17 Wromance / S1E18 Do or Die |





Content is user generated and is not moderated before posting.
All content is viewed and used by you at your own risk and RP does not warrant the accuracy or reliability of any of the information.
The views expressed are those of the individual contributors and not necessarily those of RP.
IP addresses of contributors together with dates and times of access are stored.


Complaint? Please use the report post tools or contact RP to bring a post, user or thread to the attention of a site 'admin' or 'mod'.
Our privacy policy can be found here.

Select Version: PC View | Mobile RP | Dark



All times are WMT (Wrexham Mean Time). For non-town viewers the time now is 02.20:33.
Powered by vBulletin® & Wrex the Dragons fiery breath

RedPassion.co.uk : World Famous in Wrexham



SEO by vBSEO 3.3.0 ©2009, Crawlability, Inc.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12