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22 May 2013

Are you related to a founding member of the Supporters Club

Many of you will, I’m sure, have read that the Football Association (FA) have launched a search for relatives of the Founding Fathers of the organisation.

With that in mind, we thought it would be a good idea to begin a search of our own, for relatives of the first ever Supporters Club Committee.

The inaugural meeting of the Bristol Rovers Supporters Club took place in 1913 and the names and addresses of those first Committee members were given as follows.

Chairman: Mr JH Morgan         Frampton Cottrell
Vice Chairman: Mr TGWalker 122 St Marks Road, Bristol
Secretary: Mr WH Merriott         108 Robertson Road, Bristol
Treasurer: Mr A Cousins Ridgeway Lawn
Director: Mr H Horsey         Dove Lane, Redfield, Bristol
Director: Mr C Wills         57 Old Market Street, Bristol
Director: Mr G Taylor         Avonmouth
Mr WH Skeats         46 Nicholas Road, St Marks, Bristol
Mr J Watts                 St Marks Road, Bristol
Mr JA Robinson         149 Sefton Park Road, Bristol
Mr WJ Cook         4 Glen Park, Bristol
Mr Arthur Davis         491 Stapleton Road, Bristol
Mr Sweet                 4 Guinea Lane, Fishponds, Bristol
Mr AS Watts         St Marks Road, Bristol
Mr C Bryant         66 Cranbrook Road, Redland
Mr AE Smart         63 Maple Road, Horfield, Bristol
Mr Greenham         Carlyle Road, Greenbank, Bristol
Mr F Lawry                 62 Downend Road, Bristol
Mr G Osborne         287 Stapleton Road, Bristol
Mr JW Williams         28 Coronation Avenue, Fishponds, Bristol
Mr RW Williams         111 Ashley Road, Bristol
Mr JW Edmonds         28 Sussex Place, Bristol

If any of you are related, or think you are related, to any of these gentlemen, we would love to hear from you to find out how long they may have been associated with the club, whether you have any photographs of them, and whether you have a story to tell about them.

To mark the centenary of the organisation, extracts from the handwritten minute book will be included in next season’s matchday programme (The Pirate).

It would be nice to link the deeds of the original Supporters Club with the present organisation – and we look forward to hearing from anyone with a connection to those pioneering members of the Supporters Club from 1913.

Please contact Keith Brookman if you have any information at all OR 0117 9096648 ext 555

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