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.