1878 J.Pilkington Glass St. Helens Recs, card made by Ormerod Brothers before Baines



1878 Pilkington Glass St. Helens recreational rugby card
One of the earliest football cards in the world!
Made by Ormerod Brothers of Rochdale for Marsh Wines & Spirits
at the Sefton Arms pub, St. Helens.
- which still stands today, on Baldwin Street.
the subject of this card, J.Pilkington, was of the family - the famous glass firm - that founded the club!
Most of this team's support transferred to Wigan Warriors in the 1920s.