Barnstaple Town Football Club – The Best Bits

The latest book from our Club Historian John Clarke is due to hit the shelves in time for our next home game, against Melksham Town.

The book takes you on a journey reliving the Championship years of 1950, 1953, 1980, 1994 and 2015.

Lifting the Devon Professional Cup in 1953.

Four appearances in the F.A. Cup First Round Proper – 1951, 1954, 1959, and 1972.

Barnstaple Town’s greatest team is revealed.

AND, as an added bonus, an introduction to the teams that made up the title ‘Brylcreem & Overalls’ ?

There is also a wide selection of archive photos from team and players to souvenirs and programmes.


The 60 page book is priced at £11 + £1.60 pp  (cheques made payable to J.Clarke)


Profits made from the sale of the book will be shared equally between Everything Ellie Charity No.1164084 and Barnstaple Town FC Ground Improvement Fund (Extension to existing Dressing Rooms required to accommodate female officials)

Copies obtainable from :  John Clarke, 42, Chaddiford Lane, Barnstaple EX31 1RE  –  Tel.No. 0172 374055   email –

B.T.F.C.  H.Q. Club Office, Mill Road (Match Day’s only)

Bens Barbers, Vicarage St., Barnstaple

Enjoy the read..


John Clarke

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