By Lars Norlin
|The Amateur Days - Intro||14 Nov 2022||62,000 at the Stadium 1912|
|QPR Grounds 1882 -1917||9 Nov 2022||QPR-Land Map|
|QPR Shirts 1885 - 1903||9 Nov 2022||QPR-Land Historic Football Clubs|
|Christ Church Rangers FC||9 Nov 2022||Should Have Been London Football Map|
|St Judes Institute||Dec 2022||QPR Extended Badges|
|Complicated Merger Issue||Jan 2023|
|QPR Matches 1888-98||14 Nov 2022||Contact|
|QPR Players 1888-98||Future||Blogg - Discussion: Future|
|West London FC / Outshoots||Future|
|Intro: Preface and an Update Log chapter further down.|
|This is the oldest match photo of QPR. It’s a away game against Richmond Association FC on 24 September 1898 where Rangers' Sammy Brocks was sent off, followed by £4 fine and 14 day home ground ban for the club, The punishment became the first step towards professionalism. QPR played in those days with green-white-striped shirts and green shorts. Richmond in blue and white halves. The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, October 1 1898, British Newspaper Archive. Image © Illustrated London Newsgroup|
QPR The Amateur Daysis a fact collection of Queen’s Park Rangers' amateur days between 1882 and 1898. The site has no connection to the club and is ideally run by Lars Norlin. For comments please send an email.
The sources are mostly contemporary newspaper notices from the London area. It's information that comes from the club itself, probably written by the club secretary. These notices therefore have very high credibility for the historical description. I will confront this information with corresponding information from the oldest historians from the Club Handbook 1899, Wood 1905, The Mate 1906, Jones 1920, Bushranger 1934 and Hayter 1948 as well as unique facts from more recent historians. In addition, there is also additional information from early Handbooks, Fixture lists, and Tickets (like season tickets).
The news clips are sourced via the British Newspaper Archive. Date and newspaper is indicated. I have used drawn football jerseys from Historic football Kits I have also supplemented jerseys, by my own drawn in the same style.
14 November 2022