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Newcastle United Gordon


I used to go in the 1940s with my brother when there was no cover on the stadium. Played and watched in all conditions. I have great memories of players and directors especially Jackie Milburn. He was a real family man, a nice man.

The 1940s and 1950s were great times. When the blackout was on during the war they used to play on a Wednesday and Saturday afternoon. They wouldn’t play on a Sunday as it was prohibited.

I’ve seen 60,000 plus in that stadium all standing with all the bairns down the front. It’s all change now



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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