Friday, 31 October 2014

Sepia Saturday 252 - Jubilation (aka election of Miss Stoke City, c.1969)

This week's Sepia Saturday caused me a bit of a dilemma. Should I dig out some of my vintage postcards which related to celebratory occasions, which I'm sure I've done for a previous post, or search for something new. I decided on the latter and after some searching I came across nothing short of Jubilation

Jubilation! Beauty contest winner, Miss Stoke City, c.1969
Jubilation! Beauty contest winner, Miss Stoke City, c.1969

So where did I find this source of jubilation I heard you wonder? Well, it was in none other than the programme for the 1968/69 season's division one football (soccer) match between Stoke City and Tottenham Hotspur. Not only is Miss Stoke City inside the magazine but she also graces the front cover too, which is normally the territory of dramatic penalty box action shots.

Jubilation! Beauty contest winner, Miss Stoke City, c.1969
Jubilation! Beauty contest winner, Miss Stoke City, c.1969

But that's not all. I couldn't possibly let this post go by without also including some of the vintage advertisements from the programme. Natural in the 1960's to associate beer with both the fans and the players I guess.

Vintage advertisement for Worthington's beer from Stoke City football programme, c.1969
Vintage advertisement for Worthington's beer from Stoke City football programme, c.1969

An interesting abbreviation for the name of this coach company.

Vintage advertisement for the Potteries Motor Traction Co., Ltd.,  from Stoke City football programme, c.1969
Vintage advertisement for the Potteries Motor Traction Co., Ltd.,  from Stoke City football programme, c.1969

Rogues in town indeed.

Vintage advertisement for Rogue suede shoes, from Stoke City football programme, c.1969
Vintage advertisement for Rogue suede shoes, from Stoke City football programme, c.1969


    

That's all folks. If  anyone reading this is interested in football (soccer) programmes then check out my Etsy football programme store where I have vintage programmes from Stoke City and many other clubs.

12 comments:

  1. Good gracious, that brought back memories. I was living in Stoke (well Newcastle-Under-Lyme) in 1969 but I don't think I went to any of the Stoke City matches that year. But the shops and the buses - I remember them well - and even the rather mediocre Worthingtons beer!

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  2. Those shoes! I don't remember any like that in the States, though...they look kind of Robin Hood-ish...

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  3. Ah, Worthington 'E' is a distant memory now.

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  4. Funny timing -- I've been researching a canal boat trip in England and Stoke-on-Trent keeps popping up.

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  5. A friend recently had a picture of framed vintage advertisements on the wall. Looked terrific! Think I will do that one day!

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  6. We had breakfast with some of our grandkids this morning. Yesterday we'd been to our grandson's Little League football game & I was explaining how what we call "football" here is actually "soccer" in European communities. He looked a bit puzzled for a moment, then wanted to know if we call our kind of football "football", and we call soccer "soccer", then what do the Europeans call our kind of football? Good question! My best guess was "American football"? What do you call it??? :)

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    1. And we Aussies have a home-grown game that we love called 'footy' - Australian Rules Football. It's nothing like soccer or American Football. The Grand Final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (Yes, cricket, just to confuse the issue) attracts 100 000 people and viewers around the nation.

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  7. @La Nightingail - yes, you're right. We call it American Football over here in the UK.

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  8. Old ads are very appealing. As are old sepia photos.

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  9. Adverts from the 60's have a look that is very identifiable, but I'm not sure they match the classic commercial art styles of the early 20th century.

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  10. Great vintage ads...and post! It is such a shame that you stopped posting.

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