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What's New and Acknowledgments


July 2017

Chapter 5 of the e-book Back to the Non-League Scene, SO NEAR AND YET SO FAR covering the 2016-17 season is now available for downloading from the Menu item 'Non-League Scene'.


Team photograph for the 1894-95 season now included in the Photo Archives with thumbnail photos added to the individual Player Profiles. Thanks go to Matt Davies for making this team photo available.


June 2017

Team photograph taken early in the 1906-07 season added to the Photo Archives with clearer thumbnail photos added to individual Player Profiles for Yates, Wilkinson, Robinson, Wood, Warham, Byrne, Platt, Grice, Nolan, Case and Woodward.  Grateful thanks go to Matt Davies for providing this photograph.


May 2017

Statistics and Player Profiles have been updated to include the 2016-17 season.



 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 pre World War One players which has greatly enhanced 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 and Hanley Archives, where, again, the staff  were most helpful. E-mail enquiries have 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 -