In August 1905, the Kensal Rise Athletic Ground came into the possession of Mr W. Ecclestone (aka ‘Jolly Jumbo)’

The following article appeared in the Kilburn Times on 19th August 1905: ‘The Kensal Rise Athletic Ground, until last year the home of the Queen’s Park Rangers, has now changed hands again, and since it has come into the possession of that well-known promoter of sports meetings, Mr W. Ecclestone, of the “Coach and Horses,” Continue reading


A 6-0 Win for the Rangers over Brighton United in 1899, but the result was later expunged!

Team: Clutterbuck, Knowles, McConnell, Crawford (capt), Tennant, Keech, Smith (T), Haywood, Bedingfield, Turnbull, Cowie Attendance: 4,000 QPR’s eagerly awaited opening match in the Southern League (Division 1) took place against Brighton United at Kensal Rise on 2nd September 1899. The Kilburn Times reported on the game the following week: ‘Last Saturday’s match between Queen’s Park Continue reading


Norwich City (1) – QPR (2) – A Rare Win for the R’s at Carrow Road in 1957

Team: Springett, Woods, Ingham, Petchey, Rutter, Andrews, Hellawell, Longbottom, Peacock, Cameron, Kerrins Attendance: 11,722 Rangers travelled to Carrow Road on 12th January 1957 and recorded a rare away victory. The following match report appeared later that day in the ‘Eastern Football News’ (The Pink Un): ‘Norwich City’s long run without victory continues. Queen’s Park Rangers Continue reading