The Evo-Stik Northern Premier League officially celebrated the golden anniversary of Ramsbottom United on Saturday during the opening game of the new season against Goole.


League Chairman, Mark Harris attended the game and at half-time made the presentation to Ramsbottom United Chairman Harry Williams.

Ramsbottom United were forced in 1966, playing on a park pitch in the out-lying hamlet of Chatterton.

By 1980, the club had relocated to a spare plot of land adjacent to the town’s centrally-located cricket club.

From playing in local Bury leagues, those 50 years have seen the club move up through the Divisions, to it’s current place in Evo-Stik Division One North, with a fine stadium bearing the name of the name who has been at the helm throughout those 50 years, Chairman Harry Williams.

Williams was delighted to receive the award which is both recognition of his tremendous service and also celebrating 50 years of football in the town.

A warm round of applause was received upon the presentation at half-time on the pitch with the Chairman proclaiming, “here’s to the next 50 years!”.

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