Auction Date: 26/07/2018 at 10am
1951 New Brighton FC letter from the Chairman and signed R. Whitby explaining the financial predicament facing the club due to losing league status and playing non-league football. The official New Brighton Club headed letter (lists directors, chairman (R. D. C. Whitby) and president) and indicates the club were, then, members of Division 3 (Northern section) and gives the reasoning behind their financial demise due to the requisition of the original ground (Rake Lane for housing purposes) the starting point of the overall problems. The letter is an appeal for financial support with the intent to strive and regain League status to put New Brighton once again in the Football world. To the reverse of the letter is the proposed Tower Ground new amended layout, the drawing was put forward by Councillor K. Kinna for the purposes of bringing the spectators closer to the football pitch to create an improved atmosphere on match days; the drawing is dated 1951. The letter represents a chapter in the New Brighton FC history that we now realise was doomed to fail and eventually, after a few more years, the club folded. Good.