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MAC spring lecture series: The Story of Isaac Newell | From Strood to Argentina and the Seeds of Modern Football
  • Date: 20th June 2023
  • Location: Medway Archives Centre (MAC), 32 Bryant Road
    ME2 3EP
  • Time: 14:00
  • Cost: £4 each or £20 for the full series of 6 talks

Speaker: Amanda Thomas

Few people realise that one of Argentina’s most legendary historical figures comes from Strood. 

Isaac Newell was born in 1853 in Taylors Lane.

He was the third child of Joseph Newell of Essex and Mary Ann Goodger, who was from Higham.

This talk will look at the family history of Isaac Newell. It will explain how he and his son Claudio started a football club which would shape the future of the international game.

It is a story destined to put Strood well and truly on the map.

The town has already become a place of pilgrimage for South American football fans.

The MAC spring lecture series

This is one of 6 talks in the Medway Archives Centre (MAC) spring lecture series.

Each talk costs £4 per ticket or you can book a space to all 6 talks for £20.

To book, visit the Medway Archives Centre events page.