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Newcastle United Derek Gardner

An early "toon" memory.

I have scanned, poor quality, a photograph of my self and my sister Jillian holding the Fairs Cup…. The photograph was taken at St Michael's Parish Church in Byker, I think in June 1969 at the summer fayre.

Bob Moncur came along to the fayre with the Fairs Cup and I think the photographs were used as a fundraising effort for the church. I remember the day distinctly as Bob turned up in his Ford Cortina/Granada with the "sponsored" black and white paint job and spent all afternoon with all of the attendees at the fayre.

Derek Gardner



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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