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© Chris Byrne 2010


This is the 'team page' of the earliest known 'booklet style' programme issued by Oxford City. It is shown full-size.
The programme contained an impressive 28 pages, including the fixtures for the 1st XI and the Reserves; a two-page potted history of the Club; a diagram showing the size and markings of a football pitch, along with the usual advertisements...and even a cartoon(!) - shown below.
'A.N. Other' for Oxford City on that day was Bill Jakeman. He scored one goal in the 3-0 win - the other two came from Walter Turrill.

Teams (adj1)
Joke (adjusted)
1904-05 programme

On the left is shown the cover of a similar style programme from the following season for the match against the Civil Service on September 24th.
City won the match 4-0 with a goal apiece from Frank Draper and Arthur Foster and two from Walter Turrill (2). The team was: Roose, Witherington, Scothern, Craddock, Boissier, Ashworth, Draper, Turrill, Dickinson, Foster and Arnett.

The Oxford Chronicle that printed it was the fore-runner of today’s Oxford Mail and always carried immensely detailed reports on the Club’s matches.

This type of programme remained the favoured style up to the outbreak of the First World War.

After World War 1 the folded programme became the standard style for the City. It was double-sided, containing 12 pages, and folded down into a manageable size.

This style was used, except for a break during and just after WW2, up until the early 1950s.

The programme shown (partially opened out) on the right was for the friendly on October 23rd 1926 against the Metropolitan Police.

The City side that day was: Meeson, Brooker, Sanders, Haynes, Bullock, Bradfield, Ledger, Eeley, Fathers, Allum and Arnold.  Ted Ledger and Bill Fathers scored in a 2-1 win.

1926-27 Programme

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