THE JW Hunt Cup, one of the best known and historic football trophies in the Black Country, is seen in this post final photograph — taken in the dressing room of Albrighton United, in 1968.
The shirtless players, fresh out of the shower, are seen with the gleaming trophy they had just won, after beating Northicote Old Boys on the Butler’s Sports Ground, Wolverhampton.
This Shropshire County football team had also won this cup two years earlier, when playing against Oxley in the final.
The JW Hunt Cup is still competed for, of course, and it will be on show to the public with other memorabilia, on October 6th, at The Mosaic Hall, Linden House, Tettenhall Road, Wolverhampton, 11am to 2pm. All welcome.
This will coincide with the launch of a book by one of the competiton’s vice presidents, Manmohan Singh Maheru.
Old players will also be present.
Details and photograph from Wilf Ellis, one of the organsiers, who would welcome any old JW Hunt Cup photographs to add to their website. (Email Wilf on firstname.lastname@example.org)