Horace Blew

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Horace Blew
Personal information
Full name Horace Elford Blew
Place of birth Esclusham, Wales
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Playing position Full-back
Youth career
Grove Park School
Wrexham Old Boys
Rhostyllen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1898–1911 Wrexham
?–1906 Bury ?
1906 Manchester United 1 (0)
1906 Manchester City 1 (0)
1906– Wrexham Victoria
1909–1910 Brymbo Victoria
National team
Wales 22
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Horace Elford Blew (1878 – 1957) was a Welsh international footballer who played at full-back.[1] He represented Wales on 22 occasions despite playing in The Football League only twice in his career.[2] He also represented the Welsh amateur side.[3]

Blew played for Wrexham, and then Bury,[4] although he did not play a League game for The Shakers.[2] In March 1906, he transferred to Manchester United, but only played one game for them before moving to Manchester City in September 1906.[4] He also appeared for Wrexham Victoria[5] and Brymbo Victoria.[6]

He made his Wales debut in March 1899, and was an automatic selection for the team between 1902 and 1909, missing only five games in that time. Due to his services to football, he was awarded a testimonial in 1908.[7]

In 1905 he is recorded as being the tenant of the Raglan Arms, Lambpit Street, Wrexham, the Bowling Green, Penybryn in 1916,[8] whilst also being recorded as the owner of the Griffin Inn, Ponciau in 1918.[9]

After retiring from football, he was elected to Wrexham Council in May 1919,[10] as a Conservative candidate.[11] He was also listed as an auctioneer and valuer.[12] Blew was Mayor of Wrexham in 1923.[13] His son, Frank,[14] was also a footballer who played for Wrexham and Llandudno.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Welsh Newspapers Online ISome Welsh 11 Stars-". newspapers.library.wales. Retrieved 2017-10-18. 
  2. ^ a b Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Soccerdata. ISBN 1899468676. 
  3. ^ http://www.penmon.org/page85.htm
  4. ^ a b Mark Graham. "Horace Elford Blew". MUFCInfo.com. Retrieved 10 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Welsh Newspapers Online FOOTBALL. I|1906-08-30|Evening Express - Welsh Newspapers Online". newspapers.library.wales. Retrieved 2017-10-18. 
  6. ^ "Welsh Newspapers Online « Football.|1910-01-15|Rhyl Record and Advertiser - Welsh Newspapers Online". newspapers.library.wales. Retrieved 2017-10-18. 
  7. ^ "Welsh Newspapers Online Football.I 1-1I|1908-03-25|Evening Express - Welsh Newspapers Online". newspapers.library.wales. Retrieved 2017-10-18. 
  8. ^ "Welsh Newspapers Online ST. ASAPH.|1916-12-23|Denbighshire Free Press - Welsh Newspapers Online". newspapers.library.wales. Retrieved 2017-10-18. 
  9. ^ "Welsh Newspapers Online I I Denbighshire Compensation1 | Authority.I|1918-09-13|Llangollen Advertiser Denbighshire Merionethshire and North Wales Journal - Welsh Newspapers Online". newspapers.library.wales. Retrieved 2017-10-18. 
  10. ^ "Welsh Newspapers Online I.........-I IWELSH INTERNATIONAL i -WINS -ELECTION.|1919-05-23|The North Wales Chronicle and Advertiser for the Principality - Welsh Newspapers Online". newspapers.library.wales. Retrieved 2017-10-18. 
  11. ^ "Welsh Newspapers Online WREXHAM. I . -. IV\. I|1919-05-09|Llangollen Advertiser Denbighshire Merionethshire and North Wales Journal - Welsh Newspapers Online". newspapers.library.wales. Retrieved 2017-10-18. 
  12. ^ "Welsh Newspapers Online SPORTING.|1919-05-30|Llangollen Advertiser Denbighshire Merionethshire and North Wales Journal - Welsh Newspapers Online". newspapers.library.wales. Retrieved 2017-10-18. 
  13. ^ Wrexham: A Complete record 1872-1992. Breedon. p. 92. 
  14. ^ 1911 UK Census

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