Football team

Matlock Batjh Football Team
Matlock Batjh Football Team

A football team from the start of the 20th Century looks out from this photograph.

With arms crossed, socks pulled up and a scruffy–looking dog to keep them company, the men and boys a pictured in a parkland.

In the front of the picture a man bits cross-legged on the ground with a football in his lap.

On the football the date 1907-08 can clearly be made out.

Above the date it seems to say ‘M.Bath’ – most likely referring to Matlock Bath – and ‘Y.F.C’.

Do you know who this group of young sportsman are?

Is the setting for the photograph familiar?