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Newcastle United David Wales

I was born in 1953 although the game that sticks in my memory is that I remember going to St. James’ Park in 1965 to see a game against Manchester United. We got beat 2-1, Dennis Law scored and George Best and Bobby Charlton were playing for them.

In those days if you were young you got passed over the top of crowd up to the front so you could see. I can also remember guys selling peanuts at the games and these getting thrown all over.

My family emigrated to Canada in the 1960s although when I returned to Newcastle in the 1970s I can remember a game against West Ham. There were shouts of ‘Enoch! Enoch!’ from the crowd but I wasn’t aware what this was about. It wasn’t till I got home and I was told about Enoch Powell and remarks to black players.

David Wales



Newcastle United Foundation have a heritage project for fans of all ages called Toon Times.

Toon Times will culminate with a major Newcastle United exhibition at the Discovery Museum, Newcastle, although in the lead up to this event Toon Times wishes to reach out to all Newcastle United fans across the North East and further afield to get involved and share their memories, experiences, photos and memorabilia what people have collected over the years.

We are supporting the project by helping to collect NUFC memories online - fans can share their memories on the Replay Football website, simply select the Toon Times tag when submitting yours.

For more info contact the Toon Times Heritage Project Coordinator, Newcastle United Foundation,



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