Blue Cross started out life competing in the Bedford & District League before they joined the South Midlands League at the end of World War Two. The were crowned champions in 1948 and remained in the league until 1955 when they joined the United Counties League.
Wootton won the league in 1968 and 1970 and then joined the new Premier Division a couple of seasons later. They finished runners up in 1981, but remained there without lifting the title. However, a difficult 2007-08 season when four different managers had a go in the hot seat led to relegation.
Former Premier League player and local lad Calum Davenport joined the club during the 2009-10 season in an attempt to get himself fit for a return to professional football. He stayed at the club the following season and took on a coaching role with the club.
Blue Cross resigned from the United Counties League Division One at the end of the 2012-13 season after finishing twelth, taking up a place in the Bedfordshire County Football League.
Wootton Blue Cross FC will compete in the Bedfordshire County Football League Premier Division in the 2013-14 season.
Wednesday 1st August 2012
I had headed north after completing my early shift at work to meet up with fellow Scarborough Athletic fan Ian Anderson, who lived in Northampton. He had kindly suggested to drive me to that evenings pre season friendly between Bedford Town and Cambridge United, and also to a couple of nearby non league grounds before hand.
We had been to AFC Kempston Rovers and then arrived at the pretty village of Wootton. Weston Park was located down a small lane just off Bedford Road, the main thoroughfare of the village.
Ian parked up while I attracted the attention of a couple of blokes going about their work at the far side of the ground. I explained what I was doing and they welcomed me inside. One of them saw my Boro shirt and commented that he had a relation living in Ruston, just a few miles outside Scarborough. We had a little chat before I went inside and took my photos.
The ground was basic, but in a pleasant way. There wasn't a lot of room between the pitch and the boundary fence. A small path circled the playing area, with large brick dugouts located on the far side. The main spectator facilities were located under one roof at the front of the clubhouse and changing rooms, with seating and an area for those wishing to stand being catered for.
I thanked the gents and got back into the car, where Ian was busy perusing the programmes I'd taken for him. We left and after a pleasant drive seeing a couple of tidy Bedford & District League grounds, we found a nice country inn to contemplate another excellent day for Team GB at the Olympics.