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Daily Mail book review
23-Aug-2013, 08:27 PM
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Daily Mail book review
A book called "Girls with Balls" by Tim Tate a history of womens football. The review picks various points in the history of the womens game, one part he tells of Dick Kerrs ladies latter to be known as Preston ladies. I wonder if anyone remembers anthing about them.I belive they existed up to the 60s, my father who worked at Dick Kerrs factory later English Electric loco spoke of them as a glammer team.

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23-Aug-2013, 08:50 PM
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Before my time Frank




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23-Aug-2013, 09:38 PM
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I remember hearing about them but don't know much about them as such.
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23-Aug-2013, 09:43 PM
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In their day they were rated as one of the very top ladies teams.

This is an extract from Gail Newsham`s biography of the team.

`But it was in Preston, Lancashire where the most successful team in the history of women's football was born. Formed at Dick, Kerr & Co Ltd, these very ordinary factory girls quite literally took the country by storm. On Christmas Day 1917, 10,000 spectators came to Deepdale, the home of Preston North End, to witness the start of the most phenomenal success story in the history of women's sport. Dick, Kerr Ladies notched up the first of many famous victories and £600 was raised for the wounded soldiers. Today that would be worth over £38,000! `

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