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The Formation of Barnsley St Peters

Legend has it that Reverend Tiverton Preedy walked out of the local rugby club because they had arranged to play a match on Good Friday. Over hearing some young gentleman speaking about the possibility of forming a football club in front of an Inn, he declared “we will build a soccer team that the Rugbyites will not crush!”. My painting below documents this meeting of Tiverton Preedy with the young gents agreeing to the formation of Barnsley St Peters.  There is a very interesting article about Reverend Tiverton Preedy Also some very dedicated Barnsley fans restore his grave each year in remembrance of Barnsley FC’s founder.

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