Grimsby Town 1878
Article by Footymad
Updated Tuesday, 6th November 2001
The club were originally known as Grimsby Pelham F.C. in honour of the Pelham family who were prominent landowners in the area.It came into being at a meeting held at the Wellington Arms in September 1878.
After only a year the club was renamed Grimsby Town.
They turned professional in 1890 with their first League game coming as founder members of Division Two in 1892 with a 2-1 victory over Forthwith Victoria.
Despite its name the club actually plays in Cleethorpes.