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Newcastle United John Gateshill


I was in the Police in Northumberland but moved to Suffolk in 1966. One night shift in the late 60s or early 70s I was sent to a small bungalow in Lowestoft where the occupant claimed to have disturbed an intruder. It did not take too long to recognise that the elderly lady was a little confused. When I came to record her name she gave it as Robledo. I said that I used to watch two footballers with that name. She smiled and opened the door to her front room. It was full of International Caps, Team Photographs (some with the FA Cup on display, and framed shirts. She was George and Ted's mother. At 2am on a busy shift I did not have time to pursue further information, and shortly after I moved to other duties.

John Gateshill






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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