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date: 25 February 2021

Bloomer, Stephenlocked

(1874–1938)
  • Tony Mason

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Bloomer, Stephen (1874–1938), footballer, was born at Bridge Street, Cradley, Worcestershire, on 20 January 1874, the son of Caleb Bloomer, an iron puddler, and his wife, Merab Dunn. The family moved to Derby when Bloomer was five. He learned to play football at elementary school where, although not formally part of the curriculum, the game had been introduced by enthusiastic young teachers. He played local recreational football and was signed by ...

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