"Bury Football Club was founded on 24th April 1885 following a public meeting which was held at the White Horse Hotel in Bury. A committee was immediately elected and the club became sub-tenants of a field on Gigg Lane, which belonged to the Earl of Derby. The same field has remained the club's home following 112 years. It took over four months for a team to be assembled and it was not until 5th September 1885 that Bury played their first game - a friendly fixture which was drawn 2-2 away against Little Lever, who were a local Bolton side." Acknowledgement Bury FC website.
Bury Football Club is also know as "The Shakers" a nickname that dates back to 1892 and a chance remark by the chairman JT Ingham when he said ""We shall shake 'em. In fact we are the Shakers" referring to their confidence in winning. KH
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