The West Bromwich Albion team with club and Football League officials on the day The Hawthorns was opened
Football - 1900 / 1901 season - Opening of The Hawthorns
Opening of The Hawthorns ground at Birmingham Road, West Bromwich. The West Bromwich Albion team pose in front of the unfinished stand at their new ground, with club and Football League officials, before facing Derby County in a 1-1 draw on 03/09/1900.
Back row: I. Whitehouse (President), W. Heath (secretary), J. C. Orr (secretary), D. I. Pitt (WBA director), T. H. Sidney (Vice-President of Football League), H. Lockett (Secretary of the Football League).
Third row: H. Powell (WBA director), T. H. Spencer (WBA director), H. Radford (League Committee), C. E. Sutcliffe (League Committee), D. Haigh (Vice-President of the Football League), J. J. Bentley (League President), H. Keys (Chairman of WBA directors), W. W. Hart (League Committee), William McGregor (founder of the Football League), C. Perry (WBA director), J. Jones (WBA director).
Second row: Frank Heaven (WBA Secretary), C. Keys (Auditor), Pickering, George Frederick 'Fred' Wheldon (WBA captain), Simmons, Jones, Dunn, Adams, J. Paddock (trainer).
Front: J. M. Bayliss (WBA director), Chadburn, Roberts, Reader, Williams, Hadley.