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Charles James Spencer

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Jul 17, 1907



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From The Nottingham Evening Post, Wednesday 17 July, 1907:

Death of CJ Spencer
Mr. Spencer, who was 58 years of age, served as deputy superintendent registrar from 1870, and was appointed assistant to his father, who was then clerk to the Basford Union. In 1880 he succeeded that office, and held it up to the time of his death. He served as a clerk at the Hucknall Local Board in 1868, and acted in a similar capacity to the Arnold Local Board and the Arnold Burial Board. He was held in the highest regard throughout the county, and was a most experienced and efficient poor law official. On December 16th, 1905, the members of the Basford Board of Guardians and Rural District Council presented him with a silver monteith bowl and two rose bowls to mark the completion of 25 years’ service as clerk to those two authorities.
Mr Spencer was a famous athlete, and in his day was unquestionably the finest 120 yards hurdle racer in the country. At that time there was no recognised championship, although a so called championship was held in London in April, which, by reason of the time of the year was practically only contested by Oxford and Cambridge men. Then the present Sheffield F. C. organised races held in the Northern counties, and offered challenge cups, which were generally regarded by athletes as championships, although not officially designated as such. The challenge cup offered for the 440 yards hurdle race was won three years in succession in the early seventies by Mr. Spencer whose personal property it thus became. That was his finest achievement, but he won over 100 prizes in hurdle and flat races up to a quarter mile.
He was a keen footballer, and used to play with both Forest and Notts. He took part in the first match in Nottingham at which a gate money was taken, the opponents being London, who included Lord Kinnaird, Von Donop, and others, and he played well.
He scored for Forest against the Royal Engineers, the holders of the English Cup, who came to show Nottingham how to play football. The match took place in 1874 on the largest playing piece allowed stretching from George Parr’s tree to the present stand. For several years he travelled about the country as Forest’s umpire, and the most important refereeing engagement he had was the final of the Lancashire Cup between Darwin and Blackburn Rovers.


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Season Squad Num Played Won Drawn Lost Goals Yellows Reds Own
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Record for Charles Spencer
Game First Game Last Game P W D L Goals Yellow Red Own Goals Started Came On Went Off Unused Sub
League Tier 1
League Tier 2
League Tier 3
FA Cup
League Cup
European Cup
Fairs Cup
Super Cup
Intercontinental Cup
Full Members Cup
Associate Members Cup
Charity Shield
Anglo-Scottish Cup
Anglo-Italian Cup
Total (Competitive)
FriendlyNov 04, 1871Feb 21, 1878321787132
Total (Non-Competitive)Nov 04, 1871Feb 21, 1878321787132
TOTAL OVERALLNov 04, 1871Feb 21, 1878321787132

All Games for Charles Spencer
# Date Game Opponent H/A Score Result Ground Started Came On Went Off Unused sub Goals scored Yellow Red
Sat Nov 04, 1871FriendlyOckbrook and BorrowashA1-1DrawStarted
Sat Nov 18, 1871FriendlyMansfieldH1-0WinForest Recreation GroundStarted
Sat Dec 02, 1871FriendlyChesterfieldH0-0DrawForest Recreation GroundStarted
Sat Dec 16, 1871FriendlyDerby GrammarH1-0WinForest Recreation GroundStarted
Sat Jan 13, 1872FriendlySheffield NorfolkA1-5LossNorfolk ParkStarted
Tue Feb 13, 1872FriendlyNotts CountyA1-0WinMeadows Cricket GroundStarted
Sat Feb 24, 1872FriendlyNotts CountyH2-1WinStarted
Sat Mar 09, 1872FriendlySheffield NorfolkH1-0WinForest Recreation GroundStarted
Sat Nov 02, 1872FriendlyMansfieldH0-0DrawForest Recreation GroundStarted
Sat Nov 23, 1872FriendlySpondon SchoolH0-0DrawForest Recreation GroundStarted
Sat Nov 30, 1872FriendlyLaw SocietyA0-0DrawMeadows Cricket GroundStarted
Sat Dec 07, 1872FriendlyNottsH1-0WinForest Recreation GroundStarted
Thu Jan 02, 1873FriendlyLaw SocietyH2-0WinForest Recreation GroundStarted
Sat Jan 18, 1873FriendlyBurton on TrentA1-1DrawBurton Cricket GroundStarted
Sat Jan 25, 1873FriendlyMansfieldA1-0WinStarted
Sat Feb 01, 1873FriendlyStokeH3-1WinForest Recreation GroundStarted
Sat Mar 15, 1873FriendlySpondon SchoolH0-1LossForest Recreation GroundStarted
Sat Nov 15, 1873FriendlyDerwentH1-2LossForest Recreation GroundStarted
Tue Dec 23, 1873FriendlyRoyal EngineersH1-2LossTrent BridgeStartedgoal
Sat Jan 10, 1874FriendlyNottinghamshire XIH1-0WinForest Recreation GroundStarted
Sat Feb 21, 1874FriendlySheffield NorfolkH1-0WinForest Recreation GroundStarted
Sat Feb 28, 1874FriendlyMansfieldH3-1WinForest Recreation GroundStarted
Sat Nov 14, 1874FriendlyNottsA0-0DrawTrent BridgeStarted
Sat Jan 16, 1875FriendlyDuffieldA2-0WinStarted
Sat Mar 06, 1875FriendlyDuffieldH4-1WinForest Recreation GroundStarted
Sat Nov 04, 1876FriendlyBirminghamH0-2LossForest Recreation GroundStarted
Sat Nov 18, 1876FriendlyNottsH0-2LossForest Recreation GroundStarted
Sat Dec 09, 1876FriendlyPeterboroughA3-3DrawStarted
Sat Dec 23, 1876FriendlyCoventry CityA3-0WinStarted
Sat Jan 13, 1877FriendlySheffield WednesdayH2-1WinForest Recreation GroundStarted
Sat Feb 24, 1877FriendlyBirmingham CityA2-0WinAston Lower GroundsStarted
Thu Feb 21, 1878FriendlySpitalH1-2LossForest Recreation GroundStarted