Newton Heath Football Club – The birth of the legend

1 Sep

Newton Heath Football Club in 1893.

1878 was in many respects a year that the seeds of revolution were sown.It was the year Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin, early Bolshevik revolutionary and eventual supreme Russia ruler was born in Gori, Georgia. It was also the year Francisco “Pancho” Villa, guerilla fighter and hero and legend of the Mexican Revolution was born. Whilst in the United States of America, Thomas Alva Edison introduced his phonograph (gramophone) to the world, which would eventually send recorded sound and music around the world. And in Manchester, a somewhat more subtle revolution was going on. In the city that became known as ‘the workshop of the world’, in a small industrial town north of the city called Newton Heath, a group of workers from the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway, were unbeknown to them, about to kick-start their own revolution that a century later would span the globe and change the face of sport and football forever and create a brand that is one of the most recognizable in the world. A football team that would eventually become the world famous Manchester United.

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2 Responses to “Newton Heath Football Club – The birth of the legend”

  1. historyme September 1, 2011 at 5:00 pm #

    Many thanks for your comments. Very much appreciated. If you have any more information, stories or indeed pictures of the football pitch which was on Ceylon Street that would be fantastic.

    I know most people believe that the pitch use to be Manchester United’s and I myself remember the concrete terraces that were still insitu until a few years ago.

    Real shame more wasn’t made of it for the area. No reason why it couldn’t have been returfed and reused as a football pitch.

    Kind regards

    HistoryME

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  1. Newton Heath Loco v Manchester United programme cover from 1950 « historyme - September 1, 2011

    […] belief has it that Manchester United started life on this pitch and played many of their early games here until they moved to North Road. […]

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