Wivenhoe Town F.C.

Wivenhoe Town F.C.

Wivenhoe Town F.C.

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Wivenhoe Town F.C. is an English football club based in Wivenhoe, Essex. The club are currently members of the Eastern Counties League Premier Division and play at Broad Lane.

History

The club was established as Wivenhor Rangers by Frank Slaughter and students from Colchester Grammar School in 1925. They joined the Brightlingsea & District League in 1929. After finishing third in 1929-30 and second in 1931-32, they won the league without losing a match in 1932-33. They won the league again in 1936-37, together with the League Challenge Cup, the League Knock-out Cup and the Amos Charity Cup, winning the final against Tollesbury 8-1 in front of a record attendance of 1,500. The league title was won once more in 1947-48, with the Knock-out Cup also won again.

They switched to the Colchester and East Essex League, winning the Premier Division in 1952-53 as well as the League Challenge Cup. In 1955-56 they won the league again, together with the Knock-Out Cup, and also reached the final of the Essex Junior Cup, losing 3-2 to Heybridge Swifts.

After being relegated, the club returned to the Premier Division as Division One champions in 1959-60, but were immediately relegated again, and later dropped into Division Two. In 1968-69 they finished runners-up and returned to Division One. The following season they won the division and were promoted back to the Premier Division.

After finishing runners-up to Mersea Island in 1970-71, the club...
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