Shot! photo feature Glossop North End, Vodkat NW Counties Premier Division Glossop were once members of the Football League who spent a season in the top division in 1899-1900 and were backed by the HillWoods dynasty, local mill owners who later took over at Arsenal. This page: The home dressing room before the game with Barnoldswick Town; a supporter hangs f lags inside Surrey Street; a photo from the club’s famous past; the sought-after VIP seats. Facing page: Sceptical glances prior to kick-off; a disused steelworks chimney towers over the pitch; the snow-capped Peak District forms a backdrop; a scattering of the 203 spectators in “The Trenches” where they watch the visitors win by one goal to nil.
Photography by Colin McPherson