June’s “sweet” matchday memories

Blackpool FC fans in 1948 June Causer (nee Russell) and Norman Harwood, who were workmates at Daintee Confectionery.

Blackpool FC fans in 1948 June Causer (nee Russell) and Norman Harwood, who were workmates at Daintee Confectionery.

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Here are a couple of “sweet” fans of Blackpool FC in their glory days.

June Causer (nee Russell), her rattle at the ready, gives a big smile with Norman Harwood, when the two workers at Daintee Confectionery, Clifton Road, Marton, were on their way to a match.

June, of Kytson Close, Blackpool, says: “The picture was taken about 1948 or 1949 when we were going to one of the qualifying matches. A group of us from Daintee used to go to all the matches and we had scarves, hats, rosettes and rattles to show our support.”

June, who will be 83 next month, says proudly: “And I was at Wembley for that wonderful cup final in May 1953.

“I paid 10s 6d (52.5p) for my ticket, row E, five rows from the front on the left hand side of the Royal box.”

She recalls: “Seats were one long bench not tip-up with arm rests.

“I went with three friends who had standing tickets behind the goal posts where Stan and Bill combined to score the winning goal.

“It was an early morning train and we arrived home early hours Sunday morning. It was too early for buses and so we walked home weary but very happy.

“I last went to Wembley when we lost the play off to West Ham, not a good memory for lots of reasons.

“But I’ve never forgotten the great time at Wembley. I even kept my ticket stub but unfortunately my purse

was stolen in 1984 with the stub in.

“I don’t go to matches anymore because of health reasons but my family do, my sons and grandchildren.

“However, I switch on the TV every Saturday, at 4.30pm for the final score with my fingers crossed.”

June adds:”Up the Pool - and what did happen to Syd Bevers’ duck?”

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