The Glasbury United Football
Initially the club membership was strong
enough to support two teams and they played in both the Hereford
and Welsh Leagues; usually deploying their first team in the Hereford
league. This subterfuge was eventually discovered and they had
to make a choice between the two. This was when they became affiliated
solely to the Welsh Division.
Tom Stather ran the team and organised dances for fund raising
to buy their kit and pay for travel, to away matches. They occurred
mainly in St Peters Hall and occasionally in the upstairs room
of the Maesllwch Arms Hotel.
The first pitch the team played on was
at Roche Morgan's field, across the road from the Glasbury Scout
Hut, left of the river below the bridge and in Radnorshire. They
then moved over the bridge onto the grove and into Breconshire.
Later still they had to move further on down the grove as the
river gradually eroded its true right bank, making existing the
pitch too narrow to be of practical use.
These goal-posts still survive at the present time ( August 2013
), although one of them has been flattened by a recent flood.
The Glasbury team played league football
until the late 1960's, and after this time continued at a friendly
level until the late 70's. This final decade being a last hurrah
for the Glasbury youngsters such as Mike Prosser, Martin Thomas,
Philip Grifffiths, 'Snowy' Jones and friends.
The Pitch on the
Gro in August 2013 showing the broken goal-post - B Bowker