On this very day in 1957 we were on Eastern Counties League duty and hosting the then league leaders, Spalding Utd. We were tenth at the time so a tough afternoon beckoned and it proved to be so as the visiting Tulips ran out 3-1 winners although ‘our’ Brian Moore got a pen just before half time. You’ll see from today’s featured programme that we had a certain Wilf Mannion in our ranks but even he couldn’t uproot the opposition. Nor indeed Russell Crane playing his sixteenth season for the black & ambers.
Browsing through the programme I find the ad pages as fascinating as the articles. I wonder if our former commercial manager has any links to ‘Fairbairn’s’, I’m sure Nick will tell us. And looking at HR Aldiss in Rose Crescent reminds me where I purchased my very first Harrington jacket in the 1970s. And a warm welcome awaits us at the Wrestlers on Newmarket Road……….what would they have made of becoming a leading Thai restaurant/pub forty years later and counting, I wonder. And “U’s Nu’s” is a different take on your average news bulletin page although I’m not aware it ever caught on in subsequent seasons.
On this day in 1968 that great inspiration for a footy song, Hey Jude went number one in the charts and stayed there for nine weeks. La la la, la la la la la la la la…….