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Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

Bedlington Royal Oaks FC

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Anyone ever heard of and know anything about this team.

As Royal Oaks is a fairly common name for a pub I checked both Evan Martin's list of Hotels, Inns, Taverns & Beerhouses in 1886 and the Bennett's Business Directory, of 1905, and no establishment using the name Royal Oak in the lists.

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Info found in the Morpeth Herald by two Facebook Bedlington Remembered members :- 

Margaret Williamson :-
Found this from the Morpeth Herald 1909 - 
... BEDLINGTON ROYAL OAK A.F.C. The above club held a supper and social at their headquarters, Red Lion Inn, on Saturday night last. The chair was taken by Mr. Robert Thompson. A good repast was ably served by the host, Mr. J. Turnbull), after which the evening ...

Ovalteeny :-  

As part of my research into football in Bedlington I have quickly looked at The Morpeth Herald for 11th. April 1908 and found a league table for The Wansbeck League, see image that shows Bedlington Royal Oak having an narrow lead, but with still 5 games to play. I'll have a further look tomorrow to see what the final table was and also read up some of the copy to see if I can find out more about the team/club.

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See photo of an article from The Morpeth Herald of 20th. June 1908. The opening statement of the 1908 AGM of the Wansbeck League states that the meeting was held at Bedlington Royal Oak (The Blue Bell).

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