Hunt for historic cup is kicked off

PUBLISHED: 07:00 11 May 2006 | UPDATED: 09:15 24 May 2010

Wedmore's footballers from 1923/4, with Fred Crease (far right).

Wedmore's footballers from 1923/4, with Fred Crease (far right).

WEDMORE Football Club is searching for a prestigious trophy which has gone missing. Members want to put the Crease Cup on display as part of the club's centenary celebrations in 2008. Teams in the Cheddar Valley League have been competing for the piece of

WEDMORE Football Club is searching for a prestigious trophy which has gone missing.Members want to put the Crease Cup on display as part of the club's centenary celebrations in 2008.Teams in the Cheddar Valley League have been competing for the piece of silverware for nearly 100 years, with finals traditionally played in early May.But the knock out competition stopped about a decade ago and now club leaders have no idea where the cup is.Club secretary Heather Drinkwater said: "We would love to have the cup for our centenary. It would be great to have it on display during the celebration dinner."We thought we would appeal for the cup now to have a chance of finding it in time."Everyone used to talk about the Crease Cup. At the end of a hard season if a team had not had a good run they could look forward to perhaps winning the Crease Cup."I've heard people saying that when the competition first started there would be spectators three or four deep watching the finals, which were held in Wedmore."Fred Crease, who the cup was named after, was a well respected man. I never knew him, but from the way people talk of him I know he was popular."Fred Crease, of Wedmore, re-started the village's football club in 1908 after a period of abeyance and founded the Cheddar Valley League in the same year after a dispute with the Weston league.He ran a carrier business with a horse and cart and later became a postman. He fought in World War One with the Somerset Light Infantry.

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