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1891 - Outstanding Players - F H R (Fred) Alderson

What we know about this image :

An image of F H R (Fred) Alderson (1867 – 1925) is seen here in his England Cap, awarded against Wales in 1891, the first of 6 appearances for England, he was Captain on his debut and also in the following 4 appearances. Born in Hartford, Northumberland, he learned his football at Durham School, won a Blue at Cambridge where he met WP Carpmael and led to him and Carpmael, founding the Barbarians. He played for Durham on 18 occasions.  After winning his Blue at Cambridge he came to Hartlepool joining Hartlepool Rovers and to become a Master at Henry Smith School, later becoming Headmaster.

He was also a Referee, officiating at the 1893 Scotland v Ireland game.

Date (of image) : 1/1/1891

Donor : John Dove

Creator : Unknown

Part of the "John Dove" collection


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