Welcome . . . to the Blue & Gold Supporters' Trust website for all the followers of King's Lynn Town Football Club - "
Independent of the club, here we cover news from The Trust, the "Linnets" past and present, host an active
Linnets' Fans' Forum and also maintain comprehensive statistics covering steps 1-4 of the Non-League Pyramid including the
The Archive follows the fortunes of the town's senior football club from , covering everything from the Linnets' Crest to the league tables involving Lynn since 1897 plus all Lynn's FA Cup, Trophy, Vase, Amateur Cup and League/League Cup results.
The highest level
Reference is sometimes made to the highest level that Lynn has played. With the current incarnation of King's Lynn Town this is the National League but the highest
level a club representing the town has played is arguably in the Midland Division days 1954-58.
From 1921 to 1958 the Football League had three levels - Divisions One, Two and Three (North and South).
Lynn were playing in the Midland League which, although there was no automatic promotion to the Football League at that time, could be considered level four.
Obtaining Football League status was not easy, Peterborough United won the Midland League title for five consecutive seasons from 1955–56 before being elected
in 1960 at the expense of Gateshead.
Prior to 1958 the worst placed clubs in the Football League had to apply for re-election at the end of the season along with non-league clubs hopeful of being admitted to the league.
The other clubs in the league voted on who should be re-elected or promoted.
Lynn applied for Football League membership from 1956-62 and in 1958 received two votes!
The following season 1958-59 the Football League introduced Division Four and Lynn could be viewed as playing at level five - the level the club currently enjoys.
Looking back to when Lynn first entered league football, this was when they joined the Norfolk and Suffolk League in 1896 at a time when
the Football League comprised of two divisions and the Southern League another two so it could be said that we were in the fifth level although when Norwich City turned professional in 1905 they went straight from the N&S League into Southern League Division One.
As to the strongest team Lynn have ever fielded in a competitive match - the Norfolk Football Association Challenge Cup Final (now known as the Norfolk Senior Cup) of 1883 might take some beating.
The Lynn line up included three internationals, Arthur Dunn and the brothers Charles and Kenneth Wilson.
It is difficult to know how regularly these players featured in the Lynn team - just that they were eligible to play in the competition because they were born close to Lynn.
Charles Wilson was born in Roydon in 1859 and was a double international, appearing for England at both football and rugby but as far as football clubs are concerned he seems to have been largely associated with Casuals, Hendon and Corinthians.
Brother Kenneth was born in Ringstead and although picked for the England squad he was never "capped". Like his brother, he is also listed as having played for Hendon.
Arthur Dunn was born in Whitby, his parents were on holiday there at the time, and
the month before turning out for Lynn had scored twice for England in the international against Ireland, and in the previous season
had helped Old Etonians win the 1882 FA Cup Final.
Dunn's connection with the Lynn area is not obvious with the 1861 census showing him in Cambridge, however, he represented both Cambridgeshire and Norfolk County football teams.
Pre season friendlies
League One MK Dons will be visiting The Walks on Tuesday, July 13th, with a 7pm kick-off.
Newly promoted Norwich City will be the visitors on Friday July 16th, with a 7pm kick-off.
The following week, Tuesday 20th July, Lynn travel to Bishop's Stortford, a match that was scheduled last year but called off because of a waterlogged pitch. Kick off 7.45.
Then on Monday 26th July, Lynn travel to Chelmsford City.
Peterborough United will be visiting The Walks on Tuesday 3rd August (7.30).
Newly promoted to the Championship, the fixture is part of a deal which took Frazer Blake-Tracy to Peterborough last season.
Alfreton Town host Lynn on Saturday 7th August.
Ticket prices for the Peterborough and MK Dons games are:
Terracing - adults £15, over 65s £13, under 16s £4. Seats - £17, £15 and £7.
Premium seating (yellow seats but not directors box) £18.
Hospitality to include hot food, programme, team sheet, parking, central line seating £45.
Ticket pricing for the Norwich City game has yet to be announced
Blue & Gold Trust Committee Meetings
Next directors' meeting: to be decided.
In line with our policy of openness and honesty, Trust members have the opportunity to attend Trust committee meetings, but should
register their interest via the "contact us" facility on the website
or by contacting the Secretary on 07710 937103.
This invitation is open to Trust members only, and that attendance will be limited to two applicants per meeting on a first come first served basis.
The aims of the Blue & Gold Trust:
To lobby, publicise and campaign to encourage the owners of KLTFC to take into account the interests of supporters in its decision making.
To act as an independent forum to raise the concerns of the supporters of KLTFC.
To enable a democratically elected Director of the Trust to represent the views of the supporters and influence the decision making of the owners of KLTFC.
To raise funds to enable the Trust to be in a position to purchase a stakeholding in the club, thus ensuring democratic supporter representation in the running of the club and that funds raised are used appropriately to benefit the long term stability and future of KLTFC for its supporters and the community.
To ensure that KLTFC meets the highest standards of business management.
To strengthen the bonds between KLTFC and the community it serves, and to represent the interests of the community in the running of the club.
To promote, develop and respect the rights of the members of the community served by KLTFC and the Trust.
To encourage the club to play competitive football at the highest possible level.
If you would like to join the Trust to help further these aims, you can do so online here.
The Blue & Gold Supporters' Trust Ltd is a registered society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014
Registration No. 30763 R and with the Data Protection Act: Registration Number: Z2106419
The Blue & Gold Supporter's Trust is an independent Supporters' Trust and has no official affiliation with King's Lynn Town Football Club