The Northern Premier League First Division was a football league covering the North of England. After the creation of Conference North/South in the 2004–05 season it sat at level 8 of the English football league system.
The champion team, together with the winners of a play-off between the 2nd to 5th places, were promoted to a level 7 league, usually the Northern Premier League Premier Division. The bottom two clubs may have been relegated to one of several level 9 leagues.
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“For generations, a wide range of shooting in Northern Ireland has provided all sections of the population with a pastime which ... has occupied a great deal of leisure time. Unlike many other countries, the outstanding characteristic of the sport has been that it was not confined to any one class.”
—Northern Irish Tourist Board. quoted in New Statesman (London, Aug. 29, 1969)
“Were the victims of a disease called social prejudice, my child. These dear ladies of the law and order league are scouring out the dregs of the town. Cmon be a glorified wreck like me.”
—Dudley Nichols (18951960)
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—New York State Division of Youth Newsletter (20th century)