The Celt · May 3

Potter’s Patter The Arthurlie Disaster of 1897

The seeds of the Arthurlie disaster of January 9 1897 were sown in the strike of November 1896. Celtic were already short of , badly injured and recuperating at a hydropathic establishment in Matlock in Derbyshire, and now they lost the services of Barney Battles, Peter Meehan and , suspended by the club and looking unlikely ever to play for them again...

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