Illustrated Talks


FLYING OVER AN OLIVE GROVE, the book on Victorian footballer Fred Spiksley, who, amongst his many other achievements, scored three times for England when they beat Scotland in 1893 and also scored both of the Sheffield Wednesday goals in the 2-1 victory against Wolves in the 1896 FA Cup final, continues to enjoy great reviews. The latest big name to comment was Paul Hawksbee from TalkSport, who on 7 February added his name to a growing band of followers who think Spiksley’s life story should become a film. The book remains on sale on Amazon. 
Now the authors, Mark Metcalf and Clive Nicholson, are seeking invites to supporters club branch events to talk about Fred Spiksley and Victorian football history. This follows a highly successful centenary event to commemorate the 1896 success in April 2016 in Sheffield City Centre as well as talks to supporters branches of various clubs late last year. The talks will be accompanied by a presentation of arguably the best selection of football photographs from before 1900.
For more details contact Mark Metcalf on 07392 852561 or