Cover of Red Shirts and Roses

Red Shirts and Roses

Eric Midwinter

For generations the two Old Traffords - the famous homes of Manchester United and Lancashire County Cricket Club - have been the arenas for important and exciting sporting events and their reputations are international in compass. Here is a parallel biography of the two grounds and the two clubs, narrating the story of how both came to be developed close by one another and how they have provided Manchester, indeed Britain and the world, with glittering sporting entertainment. This study is part the fascinating tale of great teams, with acute profiles of leading players and personalities; part social and cultural history, describing the intriguing context in which the two venues and their famed clubs grew in ascendancy; and part the personal memoir of an enthusiastic fan, born close to the two Old Traffords and drawing on 70 years of memories.

Publishing Details:
The Parrs Wood Press, 2005

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