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An English field in Bilbao

At the end of the 19th¬†century, the sons of the British industrial revolution headed to the iron-rich Basque Country in their thousands. The northern city of Bilbao was rapidly emerging as the…

Fred Pentland and the iconic Bilbao years

FOOTBALL ARRIVED QUIETLY ON SPANISH SHORES through British workers employed at the Rio Tinto Mine Company on the outskirts of Huelva, Andalucia, in the late 19th century.At the time, it would have…