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What's New and Acknowledgments

 

November 2017

 

In line with entries for the Conference/National League and the Football League, Player of the Year winners (where known) have been included for the Cheshire League and the Northern Premier League.

 

Several photographs have been added to the Photo Archive including an album covering the 1995-96 Conference season, Gresley Rovers FA Trophy match 1996 and a photo of the 1970 Trophy winning team on the pitch before the 1989 Trophy Final, all of which have been supplied by Matt Davies.

 

Player profiles have been updated to show where former players are now playing.  In addition, many profiles have been enhanced to show more detailed career paths especially for players who have featured for Macclesfield over the past 20 years. Grateful thanks go to Mark Bettany whose research has been invaluable.

 

September  2017

A Roll of Honour has been included for the current Season in the Achievements section under National Conference/General Information.

 

The career path has been enhanced for many players who featured between the two World Wars with information kindly supplied by Martin O'Conner. We are most grateful to Martin for providing this difficult to find additional detail.

 

Acknowledgments

 My sincere thanks go to everyone who has assisted me in any way to enhance this web site:

1.  Graham Phythian, author of the Saga of the Silkmen (first published in 2001), has undertaken hours and hours of work making   enquiries of libraries and visiting Liverpool and Newcastle libraries in person. Graham has also answered enquiries from his research notes. 

2. Gregor Lindberg (Accrington Stanley), Phil Chadwick (Witton Albion), and Michael Chatwin (Nantwich) have provided much valued additional information and photographs.

3.  Mark Bettany, James Hough and Matt Davies have provided detailed information. Also, family members of players  have been a useful source of information.

4. Martin O'Connor has kindly provided a significant amount of information for players who featured before World War 2 which has greatly enhanced many Player Profiles.

5.  Kenneth Westerberg of Queens Park Rangers FC has provided additional information relating to first names and career paths for several players following research undertaken at his own behest.

6.  Steve Wilson, a Macclesfield supporter of many years, has spent a considerable amount of time undertaking research.  The results of his work have enhanced many Player Profiles including the addition of photographs.

7.  A very special word of thanks goes to all the staff manning the reference desk at Macclesfield library who, without exception, were most helpful. Personal visits have been made to Buxton, Congleton, Manchester Central, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Northwich and Stockport libraries.

8. The following libraries have kindly answered queries by e-mail - Accrington, Altrincham, Ashton, Barrow, Bolton, Burnley, Chorley, Crewe, Darwen, Fleetwood, Goole, Great Harwood, Halton, Heywood, King's Lynn, Lancaster, Nelson, Ramsbottom, Rawtenstall, South Elmsall, Southport, St Helens, Stockport, and Wallasey.

9.  Personal visits have been made to Chester, Hanley and Tameside Archives, where, again, the staff  were most helpful. E-mail enquiries have also been answered by Caernarfon and Tameside Archives.

10.  Information has also been supplied by - Bangor City unofficial web site, Mossley FC, The New Saints FC, South Liverpool FC and Tranmere Rovers FC.

11.  Archive articles in opposition team programmes have also proved a valuable source of information, including those written by the national football historian Leigh Edwards.

12. Career path details provided on the official site of Macclesfield Football Club by Tom Rance have also been included in the Player Profiles or have provided a good basis for further research.

13.  The names of everyone who have provided photographs for the Photo Archive section are listed in the introduction to that section.

14. The majority of the Match Information for the Northern Premier League and the Vauxhall Conference is based on work which Chris Pugsley, former kit-man, programme editor and worker for the club over many years, had undertaken. The Player Profiles for these two leagues are based on the significant amount of research which Chris had carried out.  In addition, the layout of the individual Player Profiles is based in part on an idea he formulated some years ago.  The information Chris had gathered provided an excellent base on which to start this archive web site.

15.  And lastly and by no means least, Mike Scott for his technical expertise and ongoing support without which there would be no web site.

 

 If anyone has any additional information and/or photographs it will be most appreciated if they will advise me using the following e-mail address - contact@silkmenarchives.org.uk