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Knowsley author appeals for amateur football memorabilia

The Knowsley Archive service is supporting local author, Mark Campbell, in his appeal for amateur football memorabilia for his new book ‘Huyton’s Titans’.

The book is a celebration of all aspects of football in Huyton, Prescot and Whiston, and Mark is looking for old photographs of junior and amateur teams from the area to include.

Some interesting items have already been donated to Mark including a programme signed by Alan Bleasdale who managed the Huyton Boys team.

Contributors will be acknowledged in ‘Huyton’s Titans’. 

There will also be the opportunity to share your images with Knowsley Archives’ sporting history collection for future generations to engage with.    

‘Huyton’s Titans’ will contain biographies for the 145 players from the area who have played at least one game in the English Football League and the history of the Huyton schools representative side (including the team that won the English Schoolboys Trophy in 1971).

It will cover local amateur and junior teams, the development of women's football in the area and the history of Knowsley United and Prescot Town football clubs. 

It will also take a look at the unsung heroes who run the teams, put up the nets, wash the kits, etc.

A taxi driver by day, Mark has been working on the book for a number of years and it is now nearing completion.

Mark said: “I’ve already accumulated a great number of photos, press cuttings and programmes but I’m sure there are lots more out there and I’d be really grateful to anyone who could help with the final push before I go to print.”.

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