Chippenham Town F.C. - History


Chippenham Town Football Club was formed in 1873 and joined the Western Football League in 1904. After an unsuccessful start, the club left and played in the Wiltshire League, winning the championship in 1907–08 and 1908–09. The club won the championship and Wiltshire senior cup three times in the 1920s, plus a quadruple of Wiltshire trophies in 1928–29. Following their successes in the Wiltshire League, the club rejoined the Western League for the 1930–31 season. The club turned professional in 1948–49 after being taken over by local businessman, George Flower. The club then won the Western League in 1951–52 and reached the First Round of the FA Cup for the first time, eventually being knocked out by Leyton. They were runners up of the Western League in 1954–55. However, they left the league briefly in the early 1960s to rejoin the Wiltshire League, before spending five seasons in the Hellenic Football League. After returning to the Western League in 1976–77, Chippenham were champions of the Western League Division One in 1980–81 and were promoted to the Premier Division. Chippenham finished runner-up in the FA Vase in 1999–2000 and in 2000–01, the club finished runners up in the Premier Division and gained promotion to the Southern Football League Division One West, finishing runners-up in their first season, being promoted to the Southern League Premier Division. They finished runners-up in 2004–05, however, they failed to progress in the playoffs. The following season they were also knocked out at the playoff stage, however, they did progress to the 2005–06 FA Cup First Round, being knocked out in a replay by Worcester City. Chippenham were also knocked out of the playoffs in the 2007–08 and 2009–10 seasons.

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