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St Luke's, Blakenhall

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John Baynton and John Brodie were pupils of St Luke's school in Blakenhall when the headmaster, Harry Barcroft, presented the lads with a football. They were inspired to form a club.
 The proposed Goldthorn Football Club actually chose the name St Luke's. 
They played their first matches in 1877.
In 1879 St Luke's merged with football enthusiasts from a local cricket club, The Wanderers, and adopted the name Wolverhampton Wanderers. 


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