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I went by steam train to watch Albion in 1954 final

By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: May 28, 2014

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FURTHER to the feature on theThe Baggies FA Cup Final 60 years ago which appeared in The Bugle (May 1 edition).

My memories are still very vivid - I attended the Cup Final on May 1, 1964, with my older brother John, my grandad and my dad. I was 9 years old.

We went by train which was a Special for the Baggies' fans. In those days of course it was a steam engine. The match was a truly joyous occasion with the Albion winning the FA Cup. On the return journey my grandad found on the carriage floor a ten bob note, a lot of money in those days which bought all the drinks for the night.

I had the pleasure of holding the FA Cup as E. Smith, the Albion Club Secretary, lived in the same road as my grandad which was Roebuck Lane, West Bromwich, and he invited us to his house to see the Cup.

One thing I forgot to mention was that when the Albion scored one of the goals my grandad threw his hat into the air - I wasn't sure whether he got it back afterwards.

Of course in 1968 I was again at Wembley for the Cup Final against Everton and the result was great with the Albion winning again.

Robert Fessey,

207 Northway,



PS I am a cousin of Doreen Harris, a remarkable lady.

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