Worksop Town FC history talk

by | 5 July 2018 | Community Event, Heritage, Retford, Sherwood, Sports Club, Worksop

Don’t miss the next instalment of local football history — ‘Worksop Town Football Club: Part 2’ by John Stocks and Dave Pickersgill taking place at Worksop Library on Thursday 12th July, at 7.30pm (doors open at 7.00pm).
Booking is essential for this illustrated talk, which explores the history of one of the world’s oldest football clubs, Worksop Town FC. Local author, John Stocks, and Sheffield historian, Dave Pickersgill, will present research and photographs from the second volume of John’s history of Worksop Town FC. This tells the story of the club from the Great Depression of the 1930s, to the end of the Swinging Sixties, when Worksop won the Midland League Championship and joined the new Northern Premier League. It contains many photographs and a complete statistical record compiled by the club’s official archivist, Steve Jarvis.

Last year’s library talk on Worksop Town FC 1861 to 1930, was extremely popular and received high praise from the audience, with comments including: “Superb night, with a huge history shoehorned so professionally into an hour’s riveting listening. Well done to John and Dave on the night. Looking forward to reading the book now.” And “Fascinating talk. The book is clearly a labour of love and has taken a tremendous amount of research to get this far — let’s hope the second part of the history can be as colourful and interesting!”

Tickets for this July’s talk are £4.00 and can be purchased from Worksop Library on 0115 8044373 or go to the What’s On section of the Inspire website to book online,

Another Worksop Town fan and football author, Lance Hardy, is currently researching the club’s famous FA Cup matches against Tottenham Hotspur in 1923. If you have any information regarding this story or you are related to anybody who was involved with Worksop Town at this time, both John and Lance would be very interested to hear from you — please contact the library, who will put you in touch with them.