Bletchley Town Football

There was a local builder called Pat Coady and a very energetic treasurer, a gentleman called Ted Sherry. These two people’s ambitions were enormous and I was lucky to be involved with them. Tony Clarke

They were semi-professional in those days but I use the word loosely. They didn’t pay great wages. I saw a number of players… they went to other people for one or two pound more than Bletchley could afford. Bletchley were on a very tight budget. Brian Gibbs

At one stage they was sort of leading the table and the next step up would have been into the Southern League Premier which was one step from getting into the League because there wasn’t any Conference in them days. Neville Wilson

I remember playing at Wolverton one Boxing Day, there must have been towards two thousand down there. Brian Robinson

Within five days of joining a newspaper , I was reporting on the most senior team in North Bucks. Roy Tink, Len May I think played, Dick Riley was playing. George Pearce was in goal I seem to remember. Chris Burtell played on the wing. Ted Enever

Bob Morton played for England and we had him as manager. That was when the brilliant Bob Maxwell was about. We paid BobMorton a minimum wage, you know. But Maxwell had him as a run around for him. Charlie Caines

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  • Does anybody know what happened to Bletchley Town after finishing bottom of the South Midlands Division 1 in 1935 & their return in 1948. Obviously the league stopped during the war, but I can’t find any reference to them between 1935 & 1948.

    By Paul Smith (14/12/2023)
  • 2nd left front row my dad Bob Page still going strong today at 91

    By DAVID PAGE (07/01/2021)
  • My father Len May is 2nd from right at front of picture. He was, I believe, a leading goalscorer for the team. During the war he had played for the Combined Services football team. Len worked for many years doing accounts and suchlike for Charles Drabble, a major local construction firm. In the early 70s he and my mum, Betty, moved to Dunstable to take over a post office. Sadly she died, aged 59, in 1986, my father in 1991, aged 70.
    In the picture at the back far left is my uncle, Bruce Hardwick, who long supported the club in, I think, a secretarial role. Bruce was a Bletchley boy and went on to prominence as a local politician for the Lib Dems, including serving as mayor of Milton Keynes. Bruce passed away last year (2019), aged 91.

    By Stephen May (10/05/2020)
  • How can I find records of players from 50s 60s to find my grandad

    By Justin (09/05/2020)
  • My dad was the trainer 4 bletchley town I was ball boy tony harper my Ronald harper

    By T harper (21/12/2019)
  • I came across this page while trying to find footballers I played with.
    I am the 3rd from the right on the team talk photo (upper right) and also a headline of me scoring against Potten ( bottom row 2nd from right.
    I have lived in Canada for 50 years now but remember playing with Bob.

    By Allan Hume (08/02/2017)
  • Thanks for getting in touch Allan.

    By Melanie Jeavons (09/02/2017)
  • Is there any info re late 40’s 50’s. I think Dai Owens played for Bletchlet Town around then

    By Maureen Poulastides (25/10/2015)
  • Hi i am looking into my Grandad and he was big part of Bletchley Town football club but am not sure when he was ie the years. His name was Harold hancock but everyone knew him as Snowy. If any one has any pictures of hime please contact me thank you x

    By Kim Gosling (03/10/2014)
  • I think charlie caines was my grandad. I live in bletchley. Interesting, would like to know more.

    By steve caines (01/05/2014)
  • I was wondering if l would be able to buy a copy of the Bletchley Town 51-52 photo
    my Dad is in that photo (the one in the lovely Jumper) Cecil Chambers. I have never seen this photo before,and would love a copy.

    By Faye Randall (30/08/2012)

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