‘Play Up, Play Up’

With the start of the football season it seems like an appropriate time to show these three postcards/photographs of a group of footballers. They have divided opinion amongst the Museum staff. Some feel that the footballers are being less than respectful to the cause of Women’s Suffrage, others that it’s probably ‘End of Season’ high jinks. The photographs were together with one of the Oakham Town F.C. squad for the 1911-12 season, which suggests they are from around the same period. However none of the faces of the Oakham Town team are recognisable as being the same.

Outside the Angel Inn, Northgate, Oakham

The Angel Inn stood where the entrance to Barlow Road is now. It was demolished during the 1960s.