About This Site
The original objective of this site was to create a comprehensive guide to the programmes issued for games involving Wrexham Football Club since the Second World War. Around 25 years ago, and being new to the world of programme collecting, I became increasingly frustrated with the number of photocopied hand written lists that contained conflicting information. And so the task of creating an accurate online catalogue began. The original site hasn't been updated since October 2019 but is still available to view here:
Since that site went live I have had a number of requests to display the information in different formats and to improve the search functionality. I have therefore taken the decision to move to a database driven site and have been working with Niall Harkiss of K&N Concepts Ltd. Niall looks after the excellent Dundee United 'Arab Archive' website and this has been the inspiration for this website.
Every effort has been made to ensure all information is correct. However the sheer volume of data that has been manually added will inevitably mean that the occasional error has crept in. New information also continues to pop up as we research things in more depth.
All match details and appearances have been obtained from primary research using contemporary newspaper reports, programmes etc. Where possible this has then been reconciled against existing information, both online and in print, and this has allowed us to correct a number of errors that have previously been reported.
If you can help by providing scans and/or information regarding missing player information (especially reserves and youth), programmes, tickets etc then please do get in touch via email: email@example.com
The information and images contained in this website have come from numerous sources and I am very grateful for the help given by so many people. The story of this website goes back to the 1984/85 season when David Roberts, Geraint Parry and Phil Jones took on the production of the official club programme and over the next 25 seasons produced issues that were some of the best in the whole of the Football League. I doubt I would have picked up the collecting bug if it wasn't for the quality of these issues.
After a break in collecting for a number of years I started taking an interest again in the late 1990s. I owe a big thank you to Bryan Still for his enthusiasm and help in filling huge gaps in my personal collection and for his ongoing support to find new images for this website.
My thanks are due to both Wrexham Football Club and Wrexham Supporters' Trust for supporting this project and giving me permission to share the information.
Big thanks are due to Paul Sleeman for sharing his fantastic in-depth research of Wrexham's reserve teams between 1920 and 1968. It is a wonderful addition to the site and will allow us bring to life the history of some of Wrexham's lesser known players.
In addition to those mentioned above, I'd like to say a big thank you to following Wrexham fans and collectors who have kindly given their time to provide images and information for the site: Nigel Wynn, Peter Jones, Pete Martin, Paul Davies, Keith Byrne, Lyndon Lloyd, Geraint Parry, David Roberts, Sharron Walker, Tim Walker, Gareth Hill, Paul Harry and John Lloyd.
Finally, I have also received help from supporters of other clubs who have contacted me directly via the website. My thanks go to: Gareth Owen (Bangor City), David Wood (Barnsley), Jonathan Parker (Blackpool), Andy Butler (Boston United), Ken Fox (Boston United), Garry Rhodes (Bradford City), Neil Hassall (Crewe Alexandra), Geoff Wilkinson (Hartlepool United and referee details from too many games to mention!), Dale Longyear (Havant & Waterlooville), Ron Parrott (Hereford United), Matt Davies (Macclesfield Town), Duncan Jardine (Newport County), Phil Redwin (Romford), David Rogan (Rossendale United), Richard Stocken (Shrewsbury Town), Steve Carr (Wednesbury Old Athletic), David Topping (Shrewsbury Town & Wellington Town) and Hyder Jawad (South Liverpool).
Andy Mills (September 2020)
Copyright and fair use
This website exists purely for informational purposes and no financial gain is made from it whatsoever. A huge amount of time and effort has been put into getting it to the standard it is now. If you use the content or images in any way then please have the courtesy to acknowledge this website as your source rather than to pass them off as your own.
Every effort has been made to ensure that all photographs have been credited to the owner If your copyright has been infringed in anyway then please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will either remove the content or acknowledge its source.
This website is a work in progress and all information is in the process of being validated.
The site now contains:
- all known friendly results since 1864/65
- all competitive results since 1877/78
- complete line-ups from 1905/06
Plus many more reserve and youth games. More coming soon...