Turton Tower | Football Stories – 1870s

Turton Tower

Turton Tower manor house, located in Chapeltown and operated by Blackburn with Darwen Council, are currently researching football stories in Turton – and they need your help.

The ‘Football Stories’ research project was launched in 2022 with the hope of preserving vital memories and heirlooms related to the history of football in the area.

Do you have anything you can share with the team?

The team are particularly interested in uncovering the following:

  • •Information on the formation of Turton FC in the 1870s.
  • •Family or football related heirlooms from the local area dated around the 1870s including but not limited to; photographs, medals, trophies, team record books.
  • •Information or memorabilia relating to any clubs in the Blackburn, Bolton, Darwen triangle from the 1870s.
  • •Issues 1-6 of the East Lancashire Cricket and Football Times.
  • Ancestors or people with a close connection to the Kay family, particularly John Charles Kay and his involvement with football in the area.

The project is supported by Arts Council England.

If you are able to help with any of the above, please email: turtontowerfootballstories@outlook.com.

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