memorabilia

programmes, tickets and general stuff…

17.10.2014… More NS…

I wanted somewhere to put scans of complete programmes  but didn’t want to add any more noise to the main flickr page; so this is the result, More No Silverware. In this instance, however, the title may be slightly misleading. Some of the scans within relate to those rare moments when silverware was achieved…

Just the 1968/69 Fairs Cup run at the moment but hopefully it will grow over time…

Click on the programme covers, or this link to be transported to flickr…

08.08.2014… No Silverware on Flickr…

So I’ve been to a few football matches over the years, I don’t claim to a be a member of the 92 club, or to be anywhere near close but I have followed Newcastle United around a bit. Anyway, I’ve amassed a fair bit of tat relating to these travels, mostly programmes and ticket stubs, all of which has been revisited in a wave of mid-life crisis related reminiscing. It’s also evolved into a rather unhealthy (and expensive) programme collecting habit. The result of all of this rambling is… the No Silverware flickr

No Silverware Flickr

The No Silverware flickr

I’ve tried to keep it need and tidy, nothing called DSC5672 in here… Everything by season, not too many albums… But it got me thinking… As I said, I like to read some of this stuff occasionally, wallow in a bit of nostalgia… but not all of my programmes live with me, and it’s best not to paw them too often. So I’ve started a second flickr page where I’ll be putting up full versions of what I consider to be the more interesting stuff… I’m making a start with the 1968/69 Fairs Cup run, programmes in their entirety, all of the homes, and a few of the aways… The result of this further rambling is… the More No Silverware flickr… Only Feyenoord and Sporting Lisbon so far, taking me a bit of time to make everything neat and tidy…

31.07.2014… 1947-1948 Promotion Souvenir Brochure…

It’s amazing what you can find in the loft…

As far as I can gather (due to a missing cover) it’s the ‘Evening Chronicle Newcastle United Promotion Souvenir: Full History, Official Records And Fixtures For 1948-1949’, catchy title… Anyway, to own it would have required you to outlay 6d back in the day…

Included within are a potted history of the club to date, details of key players, full appearance records, league placings etcetera… There’s even a section devoted to F.A. Cup run receipts…

Photographs of the current squad (as shown below) and the board of directors (obviously the best bit) are also present, as well as a few cartoons…

I’m assuming that it belonged to my granddad…

Promotion Squad: 1947-1948...

Promotion Squad: 1947-1948…

So… I’ve scanned it and uploaded the results to my flickr page, just click on the link to view…