Years and Years Ago


MERVYN THE MONKEY



Some of us at the Bizz have been around for a while. One can even remember THAT Manchester United match in 1957. 

However without naming names to protect the elderly, another of us attended a Pools match in 1961 and he sent us the programme he's been saving all these years for someone to show it to. 

Alan doesn't remember anything about the match (he'd have only been about 1 at the time), but the brilliant In the Mad Crowd website informs us that Pools lost 3-1 with Bobby Folland scoring the goal. In those days the programme looked much the same from season to season - rather small, rather thin and rather thin on content too, but so cheap that you didn't consider not buying one, even if it was only to know which letter represented Darlo on the half-time scores board. Our contributor missed out that day - not only seeing Pools lose, but Darlo weren't even on the half-time scores list! 

We've missed out the ads, which comprised half of the programme. They were mostly for long-gone companies but their names may bring back memories: Blacketts (department store); Lormor's Removals; Hutsons (paints & wallpapers); Edgar Phillips (electrical); Beeline (holidays); Carswells (carpets); Spaldin (shopfitters); JS Rae (car dealers); Football Mail; OW Hair (butcher): Andrew C Watt (model railways); Wilf Spence (TV radio bicycles); Heslop & Hall (glass); Collinson & Pocklington (sports shop); Ferriers (televisions); Ewart Parsons (Ford dealer.)










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