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1953-54 Season Memorabilia ...


1953-54 Team Group Magazine


Famous Footballers of Today

Coloured, numbered series of 48 caricature drawings illustrated by "Mickey Durling" Issued in booklet form, plain anonymous backs

Size: 75x39mm    PRICE GUIDE: £5.00

Sunday Empire News

The newspaper was founded in 1884 in Manchester as The Umpire. A penny newspaper, it was the first successful provincial Sunday newspaper in England. Owned by H. S. Jennings, the Umpire was subtitled "A Sporting, Athletic, Theatrical and General Newspaper", and focussed on sports and theatre news. The paper was renamed the Sunday Empire News in 1944, but in 1950 became the Empire News and the Umpire and in 1953 was back to being the Empire News. In 1955, the Sunday Chronicle was merged with the Empire News, and the paper's title became the Empire News and the Sunday Chronicle. Roy Thomson bought the paper in 1959, but he merged it into the News of the World in 1960

1954-55 Season 1952-53 Season



Paper inserts cut from copies of "The Rover" periodical

Issue No.1499 - Dated 20 March 1954

thom026 - Gregory

A former England amateur international who played his early soccer with Hackney and Middlesex Boys before progressing to senior amateur status with Bromley, and later Hayes. Remained an amateur when joining the Boleyn club for the 1950-51 season, but signed full pro the following campaign when he made the first of his 24 League appearances against Birmingham City in a 1-2 defeat at St. Andrews on the 20 October 1951. Transferred to Scunthorpe United in June 1953 for £1,000 where he scored a lot of goals for the other "Irons," before moving on to Aldershot. He later became player-coach to St. Neots Town.

John Gregory

thom026 - Gregory Comic 29 March 1954


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letts001 - Malcolm Allison

Malcolm Allison