Missing my rugby - uncertain of the future - so having a look at my old programmes
50 years ago tomorrow Saturday 11th January 1964 I would have been at Station Road watching these lads - Gowers,Speed,Buckley,Stopford,Partkinson,Williams,Bate,Clarke,Morgan,Norburn,Cummings,Blan beat Keighley 16 - 2 on our way to our second successive league title.
Price of the programme 3d (old pence)
Swinton & Pendlebury Journal (worth buying then) 4d
H C Cooke Sports Shop in Manchester were selling Rugby Jerseys for 17 shilling 6d
Alan Prescott and Eric Ashton were writing in the Football Pink (in this days you got a match report on a Saturday after the game)
The Lions Christmas draw had been made by Albert Plan with 20 prizes ranging from 1st prize 20lb Turkey to 20th prize 100 Cigarettes???
Johnny Stopford had scored 16 tries so far in 17 games
The Wishing Well was offering membership for £1 per year
So enough of that - over to you guys that can remember all this