Gregory Cotton was a seeker for the Appleby Arrows.
The club was founded.
The club's supporters old practise of shooting arrows into the air from their wands every time their Chasers scored was banned by the Department of Magical Games and Sports in 1894, when one of these weapons pierced the referee, Nugent Potts, through the nose.
Arrows fans agree that their team's most glorious hour was their 1932 defeat of the team who were then the European champions, the Vratsa Vultures, in a match that lasted sixteen days in conditions of dense fog and rain.
Behind the scenes
- The Arrows are based in either Appleby, in North Lincolnshire, or Appleby-in-Westmorland, in Cumbria. Appleby-in-Westmorland was known as Appleby until 1974. There are also two villages called Appleby Magna and Appleby Parva in Leicestershire, but that places them in the Midlands, not the North.
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