Want to know your Totty Cup from your Montagu Cup? Local football chat lined up for history group's next verbal kickabout

Want to know your Totty Cup from your Montagu Cup? Local football chat lined up for history group's next verbal kickabout

By Michael Upton | 05/01/2022

Want to know your Totty Cup from your Montagu Cup? Local football chat lined up for history group's next verbal kickabout
Rawmarsh Monkwood take on Thurnscoe Hill in the 1979 Totty Cup final

THE rich history of local football is the topic of choice for a heritage group’s latest meeting.

The Football Heritage of the Don and Dearne Valley will be under discussion by members and guests of Mexborough and District Heritage Society at their January gathering.

Society secretary Bill Lawrence said: “The district has a very rich footballing history.

“It can boast of the oldest football competitions in the world, The Montagu (Hospital) Cup.

“Its cup final has become the most important game in the local football calendar since 1897 and the cup celebrates its 125th anniversary this year.

“The Totty Cup, meanwhile, was first played in 1923 as a competition for local junior school teams.

“By using archive photographs, the talk will exam these and other local football competitions as well as taking a look at the district famous players and local heroes.”

The meeting is being held at 7.30pm on Wednesday, January 26, at Mexborough Athletic Social Club on New Oxford Road.

Admission is £2.50 for non-members and £1.50 for members.



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