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I remember playing in Wolves strip made of a woollen fabric

By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: August 21, 2014

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RE the letter in The Bugle (August 14 edition) on the 1920 Wolves whites v stripes photographs.

I used to play football for St Peter's Collegiate School, Staffordshire County and Wolverhampton Boys' Clubs.

During the mid to late 1950's I played in a match which was commemorating something to do with the Wolves.

However, my memory being what it is I cannot remember what it was.

We played at Aldersley Stadium and we were given a similar strip to that in the photograph.

We were told it was an original Wolves strip. The only difference I can remember is that my shirt had a V neck.

I can't remember who we were playing but it started tor rain.

The strip was made of wool or a woollen fabric. Therefore in no time at all the V neck was down to my navel and the long sleeves were on the ground.

It was like playing in a suit of armour as it was impossible to run.

If it was a Wolves strip, how ever they played in rain or snow I will never know.

Maybe someone else from those days will also see the photograph and write to you.

They may well remember details better than I do.

Thanks for your time and keep up the good work. Best regards.

Bill Beckett.


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