Howson, George

Birth Date

24th August 1904





Biographical Text

George Howson played for Exeter City during 1929/30 and, although he signed from Bath City, he had previously been with Bristol City and New Brighton. He later returned to Bath where he played for many years. 

George was turning out for Little Hutton United of the Bolton and District League when Bristol City offered him professional terms in the summer of 1924. Remaining at Ashton Gate for three seasons, he made three league outings before having a season with New Brighton, where he appeared in 11 league matches. Dropping out of professional football for a year, George joined Bath City before signing for Exeter City ahead of the 1929/30 season.

Making his Grecians’ debut against Luton Town in the opening fixture of the season, he appeared in the first twelve league games of the season before being replaced at right-back by Dicky Baugh. With Jimmy Gray arriving at St James’ Park after Christmas, George’s opportunities were becoming increasingly limited and he didn’t feature for the first-team again.

Leaving City at the end of the season, George signed for Bath City for a second time after a brief spell at Warminster Town. Playing the best part of three hundred league games for the Romans, George was appointed as the Twerton Park club’s trainer in 1937. .

George died in Bolton on 18 February 1975. 





Paul Farley

Former Bristol City full-back, George signed from New Brighton during the 1928 close season. Moved onto Exeter City for £25 in May 1929 but returned to City a year later. He played for Warminster during the latter stages of his career before once again coming back to Twerton Park to manage the reserve side in 1937. However, he only lasted a few months before resigning in October having lost all bar one of his games in charge. (Bath City ex-players website)

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