The early part of the decade was not spectacular but the second part brought Cheshire league championships, Cheshire Senior Cup success and the great FA Cup tie versus Preston NE. Some of the great names of the club's history appeared in this era. There is a short newsreel story about the FA Cup match preparations is available at the British Pathe website, and some MovieTone News footage of the match itself is available on YouTube.
Many thanks to Dawn West, granddaughter of Fred Fitton, for the team photo from 1939. Fred is third from the right on the front row. He previously played his football in the old first division for Burnley before joining Oldham, Accrington Stanley and Rochdale
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