An appeal has been launched for information about Enderby Town Football Club.
Founded in 1900, the club remained in the local leagues until 1949 whereupon they joined the Leicestershire Senior League. In 1969 they joined the East Midlands Regional League, stepping-up to the Southern League just three years later, where they remained for the rest of their existence. In 1983, the club changed its name to Leicester United, to reflect a move from their original home in Enderby to a new ground at Winchester Road, Blaby. They were wound up in 1996.
Through an appeal published on a number of local media outlets, Steve Postlethwaite is appealing for people with “memories and memorabilia” or any connection relating to the Club, to get in touch.
Steve is the grandson of Horace Jacques – a well known resident of Enderby throughout the 1930’s up until his death in 1972.
Horace built up the local football team from being a ‘park’ team into the best non-league club in the Leicestershire.
Steve is currently researching historical archives with a view to writing a book on the club’s entire history – including their time at Blaby. To date he has managed to accumulate “many, many items of memorabilia” and has traced several ex-players and staff. However, he still needs more!
Anyone with a connection (perhaps as a supporter – or even a director or player) who would like to contribute some information or a memory, can contact Steve on 07975 760731 (mobile) or via email: email@example.com