1960's Blues

The Hurricane
05:16, Wednesday 13 June 2018
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Re: 1960's Blues

Eamon C replying to The Hurricane
19:12, Wednesday 13 June 2018
Come on without, come on within, you an't seen nothing like Fred Pickering. Fred used to ware the blue shirt, blue shorts (with the waist band turned down showing a white band) and white shorts. Best kit ever.
Jim Herriot used to put mud around his eyes on sunny days.
The Bovril man in the white coat with a square tank on his back used to go around the pitch.
The smell of cigars.
The old man took me down the blues for my first match in 1967 a 0-0 draw with Ipswich. I banned him after that match and went with my mates.
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WhittontheWizard replying to Eamon C
19:56, Wednesday 13 June 2018
Late 60s standing at back of paddock - waiting for crowds to go, listening to The Chiffons, & Herb Alpert on the PA...

The pies were tasty and HOT too!

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Yum, Yum, Gimme Some...
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Rail replying to WhittontheWizard
20:06, Wednesday 13 June 2018
Great days indeed.
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DES replying to Rail
20:19, Wednesday 13 June 2018
Someone said the other day, lots of goals! Huge crowds, epic matches. That’s why we love it to this day!
Bcfc! Till the day I die!
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Re: 1960's Blues

Camlan replying to Rail
20:21, Wednesday 13 June 2018
Does anybody remember the half naked go go dancers in front of the Tilton. Might have been 67 or 68 and I'm pretty sure against Millwall, There was a near riot.
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DES replying to Camlan
20:22, Wednesday 13 June 2018
My God! I’d forgotten that! And a car driving round the cinder track, was it a potential prize?
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Camlan replying to DES
20:28, Wednesday 13 June 2018
I do vaguely remember a car but it can't have been a prize, at least not for the Golden Goal.

And whilst we are at the 60s who remembers signing Tony Hateley and him scoring a hat trick against QPR in the opening 15 minutes in his first home game in front of the Tilton.

He was rubbish after that mind.
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WhittontheWizard replying to Camlan
20:30, Wednesday 13 June 2018
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I do vaguely remember a car but it can't have been a prize, at least not for the Golden Goal.

And whilst we are at the 60s who remembers signing Tony Hateley and him scoring a hat trick against QPR in the opening 15 minutes in his first home game in front of the Tilton.

He was rubbish after that mind.

Wasn't that Albert Murray?

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johnthefence replying to DES
20:30, Wednesday 13 June 2018
Yes it was Millwall, and the pale blue invalid cars used to drive on the cinder track around the pitch and park in the corner by the old longines score board.

Does anyone remember that tiny little stand with its own roof between the paddocks and the front of the railway end.
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The Hurricane replying to Camlan
20:34, Wednesday 13 June 2018
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Does anybody remember the half naked go go dancers in front of the Tilton. Might have been 67 or 68 and I'm pretty sure against Millwall, There was a near riot.

September 30th 1967 …..yes, recall it....they were actually fashion models in mini skirts....can't stress "mini" enough

Promoting a new fashion store that was due to open in the City Centre I think

We lost that game 2-3....Pickering and Vincent (RIP) were our scorers......30,567 at SA ...third biggest home attendance of 67/68 after Vile and Bristol City on Boxing Day

We pulled in more than 40K for that Bristol City Xmas home fixture.....Yet there was a lot of snow on the ground and a complete City wide bus strike going on as well ….awesome support thumbs up


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Camlan replying to WhittontheWizard
20:37, Wednesday 13 June 2018
I've just looked it up on wiki and you are right, it says Bert Murray. However, unless I am getting senile it was definitely Hateley and all with headers. As I remember Bert Murray, as good as he was, he wouldn't have scored a hat trick.
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The Hurricane replying to Eamon C
20:40, Wednesday 13 June 2018
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The Bovril man in the white coat with a square tank on his back used to go around the pitch.


I actually did that ...the giant urns that could easily turn you into a 'Quazimodo' ….they were heavy, some carried tea and some carried Bovril ….along with a little satchel stuffed with crisps, cheddars and Milky Ways and Mars Bars etc

Health and safety would likely outlaw those urns today....many of us who did that were actually mere kids in our early teens....I was only 12 or 13

The actual pay was derisory as well....typical Blues :D
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The Hurricane replying to johnthefence
20:43, Wednesday 13 June 2018
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Does anyone remember that tiny little stand with its own roof between the paddocks and the front of the railway end.


yes, it was there right up until the old Railway Stand was pulled down I think

sponsored by both ABC and Tritron Showers among others I think

It was also known as "Busmen's Corner" .....the off duty drivers and conductors (or clippies) for BCT were usually housed there
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Re: 1960's Blues

Camlan replying to The Hurricane
20:48, Wednesday 13 June 2018
I remember those days with real fondness. Used to go down to the Top Rank in Dale End for the kids morning disco with mates from school and then either to Blues or Villa (things were different in those days). The late sixties were a good time to be a Blues supporter because the Villa were real rubbish, I am proud to say I was at Villa Park when they got relegated to the old 3rd division. Villa 2 - Preston 4, the most fun you can have with your clothes on.
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Re: 1960's Blues

DES replying to Camlan
21:34, Wednesday 13 June 2018
Camlan we will have to get southside snook out! I deffo don’t recall a hateley hat trick!
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raggedblue replying to johnthefence
21:45, Wednesday 13 June 2018
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Does anyone remember that tiny little stand with its own roof between the paddocks and the front of the railway end.

At one time lots of off duty old bill used to stand there, using there warrant cards to get free entry.
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Re: 1960's Blues

zxcv replying to DES
22:10, Wednesday 13 June 2018
It was Bert Murray.
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Southside Blue replying to Camlan
22:13, Wednesday 13 June 2018
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I've just looked it up on wiki and you are right, it says Bert Murray. However, unless I am getting senile it was definitely Hateley and all with headers. As I remember Bert Murray, as good as he was, he wouldn't have scored a hat trick.
. Bert Murray , hat trick , Sept 6 , 1969 , 3-0 at home QPR ....... Tony Hateley , a hat trick for Blues ? Never as long as he had a hole in his bottom
Southside Blue , not only keeping the blues alive but also singlehandedly saving the British Manufacturing Industry .
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Bcfc1967 replying to The Hurricane
22:14, Wednesday 13 June 2018
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Does anybody remember the half naked go go dancers in front of the Tilton. Might have been 67 or 68 and I'm pretty sure against Millwall, There was a near riot.

September 30th 1967 …..yes, recall it....they were actually fashion models in mini skirts....can't stress "mini" enough

Promoting a new fashion store that was due to open in the City Centre I think

We lost that game 2-3....Pickering and Vincent (RIP) were our scorers......30,567 at SA ...third biggest home attendance of 67/68 after Vile and Bristol City on Boxing Day

We pulled in more than 40K for that Bristol City Xmas home fixture.....Yet there was a lot of snow on the ground and a complete City wide bus strike going on as well ….awesome support thumbs up


KRO

Remember the Millwall game because my dad decided we were leaving before the end when we were winning. Got home and my mum said it was a shame we’d lost. Cue an argument between parents until dad switched on the radio to find Millwall had scored a couple of late goals to win. Never left a game early after that.
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Hoof hearted? replying to The Hurricane
22:15, Wednesday 13 June 2018
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Does anyone remember that tiny little stand with its own roof between the paddocks and the front of the railway end.


yes, it was there right up until the old Railway Stand was pulled down I think

sponsored by both ABC and Tritron Showers among others I think

It was also known as "Busmen's Corner" .....the off duty drivers and conductors (or clippies) for BCT were usually housed there

Believe it was also called the Remploy stand at one time. It had those 3 wheeled disabled cars there.
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Re: 1960's Blues

Camlan replying to DES
22:16, Wednesday 13 June 2018
I must have dreamt it but Im sure I didn't. I can even remember QPR wearing those ridiculous red and black AC Milan shirts. Moreover I still don't think Bert Murray would have scored a hat trick.
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Southside Blue replying to Camlan
22:19, Wednesday 13 June 2018
But Tony Hateley would ?
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merseypete replying to Camlan
22:23, Wednesday 13 June 2018
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Does anybody remember the half naked go go dancers in front of the Tilton. Might have been 67 or 68 and I'm pretty sure against Millwall, There was a near riot.

I was there for that match and remember one paper - possibly the Daily Mail - reporting that the crowd disapproved of the models and greeted them with shouts of ‘Get them off!” !
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zxcv replying to merseypete
22:25, Wednesday 13 June 2018
No we chanted "get your tits out for the lads":D
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Camlan replying to Southside Blue
22:26, Wednesday 13 June 2018
Yes with his head. I must have been dreaming but I can see it now. I am definitely going senile!

The reason I doubt the Murray hat trick isn't because I didn't rate him just that I think we were playing him at right back at that time.
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merseypete replying to Camlan
22:33, Wednesday 13 June 2018
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I must have dreamt it but Im sure I didn't. I can even remember QPR wearing those ridiculous red and black AC Milan shirts. Moreover I still don't think Bert Murray would have scored a hat trick.

Although Murray became an excellent right back for us he came from Chelsea as a goal scoring right winger.
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Re: 1960's Blues

Camlan replying to merseypete
22:37, Wednesday 13 June 2018
Yes but I think he had moved to right back by then, he joined at the same time as Barry Bridges.
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Write said Fred replying to The Hurricane
22:44, Wednesday 13 June 2018
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Does anyone remember that tiny little stand with its own roof between the paddocks and the front of the railway end.


yes, it was there right up until the old Railway Stand was pulled down I think

sponsored by both ABC and Tritron Showers among others I think

It was also known as "Busmen's Corner" .....the off duty drivers and conductors (or clippies) for BCT were usually housed there

The whole of the Railway End stand used to be a small shed and when it was rebuilt in the style of the (present day) Main Stand presumably sometime early 1960's, they left the corner section standing for some reason, hence the strange little corner stand.

Those were the days when the Railway End was so low that a bad shot often went clean over the stand onto the railway embankment. A world away from the colossal thing we have now, and don't use.
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Re: 1960's Blues

zxcv replying to Camlan
22:45, Wednesday 13 June 2018
Wasn`t Ray Martin right back
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