Some years ago I spent time researching and gathering information on Aston Villa’s early history – particularly about the period which I refer to as the Victorian Villa era. This blog provides an opportunity to share some of the material collected from various print and library sources – as well as items contributed by Villa fans with a special interest in the club’s history – which has been gathering dust in an attic for the past 20 years.

Aston Villa 1891-92 (left to right): Charlie Athersmith, George Campbell, Harry Devey, Walter Evans, John Devey, Jack Warner, Billy Dickson, James Cowan, Dennis Hodgetts, John Baird, Gershom Cox, Louis Campbell, John Graham.