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Newcastle United George Gara


I remember the old boots from the 1930s and the caser balls from the same era. They were just football boots to us at the time we thought nothing of it. Now you see the modern boots they are more like slippers.

The modern football is so different from the old one. The old ball was heavy especially when playing in rain and mud.

I started playing football after the war as only women teachers in schools, so no football. Football restarted when men returned to the classroom after the war

George Gara


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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