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Memorandum

THE COMPANIES ACTS 1862 TO 2006

MEMORANDUM OF ASSOCIATION OF THE GRIMSBY TOWN FOOTBALL CLUB, PLC

  1. The name of the Company is “THE GRIMSBY TOWN FOOTBALL CLUB PLC”
  2. The Company is to be public company.
  3. The registered office of the Company is situate in England.
  4. The objects for which the Company is established are:-

    a. To adopt and carry into effect an Agreement dated the 20th day of June, 1891 between Charles Maddison Confectioner George Smith Shipbuilder and Robert Cook Chemist all of Great Grimsby in the County of Lincoln acting for and on behalf of then present Members of the Committee of an unregistered Club called “The Grimsby Town Football Club” of the one part and Isaac John Patmore of No. 127 Willingham Street in Great Grimsby aforesaid Head Teacher in the Heneage Board School as trustee for the Company of the other part for the acquisition of the Assets of the said Club and for the discharge of its liabilities.

    b. To promote the game of Football in the Town of Grimsby and the County of Lincoln by the holding of matches there or elsewhere in Great Britain and Ireland or any other part of the world and for that purpose to engage establish and maintain teams of Football Players whether composed of amateur or professional players or partly of one and partly of the other.

    c. To hold and promote Athletic Sports in or near to the said Town of Grimsby and for that purpose to give at such sports prizes in kind or in money.

    cc. To establish and carry on sports Clubs of any description (including rifle, flying, cycle, motor cycle, and motor racing, and the like) and any other business which may conveniently or advantageously be combined with the business of the Company and to arrange, organise, and hold fetes, shows, galas, and the like and in connection with the business of the Company to carry on business as caterers, restaurant proprietors, refreshment room proprietors, licensed victualers, confectioners, tobacconists and newsagent’s.

    d. Subject to the provision of the 21st Section of the Companies Act of 1862 to purchase take on lease or in exchange hire or otherwise acquire a ground or grounds or any other real or personal estate necessary or convenient for the objects of the Company.

    e. To construct fit up and maintain any Buildings Pavilions or Stands upon such ground or grounds to fix and enforce a scale of charges for admission thereto and generally to set out and manage the same as may be required for the objects of the company.

    f. To become a Member of and subscribe to the Football Association the Football League or any other Competition League or Association having objects altogether or in part similar to those of this Company

    g. To insure the Players of the Company against accident for their own benefit.

    h. To invest the monies of the Company not immediately required upon such securities as may from time to time be determined.

    i. To borrow monies required for the objects of the Company upon such securities as may be determined.

    j. To sell, improve, develop, lease mortgage dispose of or otherwise deal with all or any part of the property of the Company.

    k. To do all such other lawful things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objects or any of them.

  5. The liability of the Members is limited.
  6. By Special Resolution passed on 27th November 2009 the limit on the maximum amount of shares that may be allotted was removed so that there is no such maximum amount.
  7. WE the several persons whose names and addresses are subscribed are desirous of being formed into a Company in pursuance of this Memorandum of Association and we respectively agree to take the number of Shares in the Capital of the Company set opposite to our respective names.
Names, Addresses and Description of Subscribers

Number of Shares taken by each subscriber

GEORGE SMITH
35 Kent Street
Grimsby
Ship Builder

ONE
WILLIAM MUDD
South Street
Cleethorpes
Fish Merchant

ONE
ROBERT COOK
Grimsby
In the County of Lincoln
Chemist

ONE
WILLIAM BROCKLESBY
26 Stanley Street
New Clee
Fishmonger

ONE
JAMES DUKE
Bethlehem Street
Grimsby
Ironmonger

ONE
CHARLES MADDISON
132 Victoria Street
Grimsby
Confectioner

ONE
FREDERICK BARKER COULSON
14 Belgium Terrace
Great Grimsby
Fishmonger

ONE

Dated 4th Day of September 1891

Witness to the signatures of the above named

ISSAC JOHN PATMORE
127 Willingham Street
Great Grimsby
School Teacher