Football in Hampshire's past

Sport always brings people together no matter the form and no matter the point in history. We've been inspired by this year's World Cup and decided to take a dive into our historic photograph collection for all things football in Hampshire through the years.

Football in Hampshire has an unconventional past, whether it's the North Hants Motorcycle Football team, or a game played by Winchester College rules, it always makes for exciting viewing.

Take a look at some photographs of football in Hampshire from the historic photograph collection which is cared for by Hampshire Cultural Trust.

The Thornycroft women's football team, 1914-1918.
The North Hants & Basingstoke motorcycle football team, playing in honour of King George V's silver jubilee, 1935.
Basingstoke's motorcycle football team in action, 1920s. 
A Winchester College football match, 1880. Also know as Winkies, this is a form of rugby football which is a predecessor to the modern game. 
A striker chipping the goalie, c.1940s, somewhere in Basingstoke.
Jimmy Dickinson, record appearance holder for Portsmouth FC, and still the only man to have scored an own goal for England at a World Cup. 
The patients and staff of Lord Treloars Hospital, Alton having a game of football. 
A match underway at Winchester College, 1960s. 

Visit Hampshire in Old Photographs to explore more of the history of Hampshire through the photographic collections managed by Hampshire Cultural Trust.

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Ben Murrey

Collections Assistant who looks after objects and makes them accessible to the public.
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