QPR (1) – Luton Town (0): ‘The Rangers’ Raids chiefly came through the splendid use made by Birch of his Wingers’

Team: Hebden, Pierce, Plunkett, Hirst, Richmond, Pigg, Ford, Birch, Johnson, Middleton, Spottiswood Attendance: 5,198 On 19th September 1925, Rangers took on Luton Town in a Division Three (South) league fixture at Loftus Road. “Crusader’s” match report appeared in the Beds & Herts Pictorial three days later: ‘One might almost repeat exactly the report of the Continue reading


We Will Remember Them

The following servicemen had at some point in their careers played for Queen’s Park Rangers Football Club, and all tragically lost their lives serving their country: Albert Edward Bonass: He joined the R’s in 1939 from Chesterfield. After serving as a reserve police officer, Albert joined the RAF but lost his life when his Stirling Continue reading


When Henry (Harry) Taylor from Greenside Road, Shepherd’s Bush, Climbed Nelson’s Column

A couple of months ago, Bill in Harrow phoned BBC Radio London to contribute to Robert Elms’ excellent ‘Notes & Queries’. He told Robert what he knew about the time his wife’s step-grandad climbed Nelson’s Column. The following article appeared in the local press on 19th April 1946: ‘People at Trafalgar Square on Saturday could Continue reading


QPR Women (4) – Caversham United Women (0)

Women’s FA Cup – Preliminary Round Team: Pope, Petit, Searle, Carolan (Redhead-Ling), Grieve, Jordinson, Blodgett, Akerman (Nygaard-Parsons), Davies (Edwards), Moore, Hall The QPR Women got their FA Cup campaign underway with the arrival at the Powerday Stadium of Caversham United, a side who compete three leagues below the R’s. Lucie White was still unavailable so Continue reading


Chesterfield (0) – QPR (1) – ‘Lazarus Latched on to the Ball & made Ground for the Tall Carey to Head Past Powell’

Team: Drinkwater, Woods, Ingham, Keen, Rutter, Angell, Lazarus, Carey, Whitfield, Bedford, Barber Attendance: 4,474 On the 29th October 1960, the R’s travelled to Saltergate. The following match report later appeared in the Hammersmith & Shepherd’s Bush Gazette: ‘Alec Stock, Queen’s Park Rangers manager, was forced to make wholesale forward changes for the Third Division encounter Continue reading