CRL - Community Rail Lancashire

Dick Kerr Ladies

Whether you are a football fan or not Preston’s (female) football history is a fascinating mix of determination, defiance, and dedication and Community Rail Lancashire is delighted to have been awarded funding by Avanti West Coast to help bring this often-hidden history to light.

CRL will be working with Lancashire-based author, Michelle Crane, and a cast of professional film makers to bring the story of the Dick, Kerr Ladies (a female football team born out of Preston’s WW1 munitions factories) to a wider audience. A new film, called ‘Granny’ will be made and CRL will work with a group of young people to create a series of postcards about the Dick, Kerr Ladies and their important place in history.


If anyone has any information about the Dick Kerr Ladies or even better surviving members or relatives then please get in touch with CRL’s Caroline Holden on