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.

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