Key Dates:

1920

The Club is formed by old boys of Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School. Was in existence but then disbanded.

1925

Old Blackburnians A.F.C. was reformed by Ken Forbes and Frank Astley and played it’s first match on 19 September 1925 against St. Philips and won 6-2.

Captain was Tommy Whewell who was also a Cambridge Blue, captain of Corinthians and the England amateur side.

1926-1927

Played in the Blackburn Combination.

1929-1930

Founder members of Lancashire Amateur League Northern Section.

1929-1939

Played in Easter tours of the Isle of Man playing two matches on Good Friday; two matches on Easter Saturday and two matches on Easter Monday.

1939-1945

No games during war years.

1946-1947

Defeated Blackburn Technical College 2-0 at Ewood Park in a replay to gain Lancashire Amateur Cup. A total of 16,000 spectators watched the two games.

The share of gate money from the games was £191.

1947-1948

First ‘Sods Opera’ outing to Blackpool.

1949

Purchased R.A.F. hut for £20 for own pavilion.

1950-1951

Official opening of the memorial ground and pavilion by Lord Clitheroe (Boxing Day 1950).

1967

24 August saw the opening of an extension of the pavilion by Ken Forbes at a cost of £5,000.

1967

Start of Old Blackburnians 7-a-side competition for Lancashire Amateur League clubs.

1974

31 May saw the opening by Ken Forbes of a further extension to the pavilion at a cost of £17,000.

1975

50 years celebration held at the clubhouse.

1983-1984

Club opens its doors to non old boys of Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School for first time.

1998-1999

Affiliation with Lammack Juniors Football Club to incorporate junior soccer into the club.

2000

75 years celebration held at the club and the start of the pitch improvement program.

2003

Toilet facilities refurbished with loan from Old Blackburnians Association.

2003

Evening of football Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School versus Old Blackburnians / Lammack Juniors Football Club is tremendous success and is agreed to be an annual event. Won by Old Blackburnians/ Lammack Juniors.

2003-2004

Building of four mini soccer pitches on land at rear of first eleven pitch by Lammack Juniors Football Club.

Club runs five teams in Lancashire Amateur League for first time.

2004

Shower facilities refurbished with loan from Old Blackburnians Association.

2005-2006

The Club reverts to four teams in Lancashire Amateur League.

2005

Club celebrates 80th anniversary at President’s Dinner. Speaker is Steve Kindon.