Walter Bartley Wilson (3 January 1870 – 19 November 1954), was an artist, and is seen as the mainstay in the foundation of Cardiff City Football Club. Events 1431 - Joan of Arc is handed over to the Bishop Pierre Cauchon. Year 1870 ( MDCCCLXX) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Events 1095 - The Council of Clermont, called by Pope Urban II to discuss sending the First Crusade to the Holy Land Year 1954 ( MCMLIV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1954 Gregorian calendar) Cardiff City Football Club (Clwb Pêl-droed Dinas Caerdydd is a football team based in Cardiff, Wales.
He was born in St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol, the son of Thomas Wilson, a brushmaker, and Sarah Hathaway, a teacher. St Mary Redcliffe ( is a large Anglican Parish church located in the Redcliffe district of the English port city of Bristol, Bristol ( ˈbrɪstəl is a city, Unitary authority and ceremonial county in South West England, west of London He was born with a clubfoot. A clubfoot, or talipes equinovarus (TEV is a Birth defect.TEV is classified into 2 groups Postural TEV or Structural TEV By 1891 he was orphaned and along with his cousin, Arthur Spurll who would go on to become editor of the Bristol Evening Post, he was brought up by his grandmother Jane Hathaway in Barossa Place, Bristol. The Bristol Evening Post is an evening Newspaper covering news in the city of Bristol, including stories from the whole of Greater Bristol. Bristol ( ˈbrɪstəl is a city, Unitary authority and ceremonial county in South West England, west of London
Bartley Wilson married his wife Sarah two days after Christmas in 1894 and in 1895 moved to 6 Green Street, Riverside, Cardiff, in time for his son to be born. Cardiff ( 'kɑːdɪf) is the Capital and the largest city and county in Wales. He worked as a lithographic Artist. Lithography is a method for Printing using a plate or stone with a completely smooth surface
Wilson was a fan of cricket and worried that his beloved cricket team would become separated during the winter months. Cricket is a bat-and-ball team Sport that originated in England and is now played in more than 100 countries He noted that the round ball game had taken root within his home of Bristol. Bristol City and Bristol Rovers both became professional by 1901. Bristol City Football Club is one of two football league clubs in Bristol England, (the other being arch rivals Bristol Rovers) Bristol Rovers Football Club is an English professional football team based in Bristol. Wilson came up with the idea of forming a football team in his now adopted city of Cardiff, and, after putting up a poster in the Riverside Pavilion, Riverside A. F. C was formed in 1899. The Committee with Bartley Wilson elected as Secretary was made up of A. J. Stone, George Pearce, Jimmy Redfern, Stanley Barrett, Andrew Sheen, E. W. Holder, Billy Canter and Frank Burfitt - some of whom were to feature in early team line-ups.
In 1908, the year after Cardiff was made a "City", Riverside A. Year 1908 ( MCMVIII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year F. C became Cardiff City and finally in 1910, after a dogged and constant badgering of the authorities, Cardiff City became a professional club. Cardiff City Football Club (Clwb Pêl-droed Dinas Caerdydd is a football team based in Cardiff, Wales. Year 1910 ( MCMX) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting
Bartley Wilson died and is buried in Western Cemetery on the outskirts of Cardiff.