I now have my football programmes in alphabetical order, where they’ll stay until Mrs RM decides to move them again.
I seem to have kept a couple from most League clubs (I did the 92 grounds in the 80s and 90s) and held on to most of the pre-1970 issues plus Cup Finals, but the collection has been whittled down to about 500.
Programmes went from cheap (1/) and minimal in the 50s and 60s, to affordable (15p) and colourful in the 70s, to pointlessly glossy and overpriced (£2.50) by the ’90s, and are will be a distant memory if football ever returns.
I quite like this Bristol City effort from ’64, though it was disappointing that fellow GBG ticker extraordinaire and Robins fan Maltmeister wasn’t listed as a ball boy.
Both Bristol teams were mid-table Division 3 back then, but City’s 5-1 win that day was typical of a goal-filled season before VAR and substitutes ruined football.
THREE adverts for Chinese food; was it invented here ?
Talking of Peking, the Bristol Odeon had perhaps the strongest line-up at the pictures that Saturday night, but I bet the beer at ABC Bedminster was better.
Courage on the cover, but a single pub was being advertised, and the Mauretania sounds a cracker.
Never heard of it, so I consulted the oracle (after scouring Boak & Bailey, of course). It’s definitely NOT the pub on the cover.
No sign of it there, presumably keg in ’97.
All I found was Paul Green‘s marvellous photo (top), which paints a rather different picture to the Google Maps street view.
One of you will fill in the gaps, I’m sure.