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Six Days Of Christmas . . . An Historical Countdown

posted Dec 22, 2016, 9:01 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
Money was an issue in the FOURTH season of action in the League - 1936 - when there was a loss on the year of 1s 1d (old money - roughly 6p today!)

But with a balance brought forward of £3 13s 6d from the previous year, the league still had its head above water.

The accounts, audited and "found correct" by Richard France, show "Entrance Fees" raising £5 5s, but the biggest income in a total of £30 17s was £11 14s from "Box Collections" and £6 5s from the Merit.

League winners Royal Exchange - winning the title for a second time - received a huge £10 10s in prize money (more than a third of the turnover!)  and runners-up Duke of York Trench were presented with £5 5s.

The league secretary's salary was £3 3s while the treasurer was paid £1 1s.

And there were expenses for two inter-league matches during 1936, the experiences from which were to earn a rich reward the next year. . .