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World Cup Final memories

Nigel Roberts

Both of us still laugh at the memory of leaving the famous old Stadium.

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Alan Sutton

Puddyvale field hosts a World Cup final replay

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Stephen Williams

An early taste of Party 7!

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Jane Blake

Lights go out in Elm Grove, Portsmouth

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John Dimmick

A memorable commentary

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Eddie O'Keeffe

During June and July of 1966 Eddie O'Keeffe and Michael O'Sullivan went to London to work a summer job for a few weeks......

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Mary Puddicombe

The one day the paper arrived early!

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John Temple

A life changing decision is averted.

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David Hurst

Mum isn't a fan but son was always going to remember the date!

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Steve Niblock

Hurst's third causes carnage in the lounge

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Lesley Suckling

A tactical retreat at the final whistle

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Mark Coates

A very first memory

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David Charman

German hospitality at its best

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Roy Briscoe

The saga of an unused ticket

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Peter Thomson

A kickabout with some famous neighbours!

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Alison Rooke

Welcoming a hero back to the village

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Larry Corkrey

At work, but the final is essential viewing

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Bryan Walker

Not many students can say they've played with two World Cup winners!

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Valerie Vessey

What's the fuss all about?

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Angie Dewey

An ill timed paper round but a special tea almost makes up for it

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Tony Buckingham

Magnanimous Germans leave a lasting impression on a 12 year old

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Graham Cook

Is this where the German tradition of laying out towels started?

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Guy Brew

A day an 8 year old would never forget

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Ann Gammack

Listening in from Stonehenge

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John Kay

The drinks are on the Americans!

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Sue Goddard

A young boy can't believe his luck

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Ian Stevenson

Celebratory grape juices all round

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Brian Bates

It was definitely over the line!

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Rob Frost

No football but plenty of sweets!

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Richard Arthurs

A very late fourth goal for England!

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Brian Henry Thistle

A Scotsman who enjoyed England's win!

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Helen George

Trying not to offend the German hosts.

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Frank Horrocks

A seat at the final amongst German support

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Roger Matthews

A mod pilgimage to Brighton

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Peter Hill

Drunken badminton in Germany!

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Carl Gillam

The deadly right boot of Carl Gillam

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Keith Trett

An unused World Cup final ticket

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Carol Kinder

Mum and Dad make it easy to remember the date

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Phil Tobin

A 5 yard bus journey in Spain

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Daphne Robins

A father and daughter bond

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Alan Thomas

A large brandy seals the deal

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Colin Russell

The insurance man comes a calling

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Mike Boyne

Greaves absence is a worry to a 7 year old

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Iain Lambert

Listening in on sea and land

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Keith Hardisty

Normal banking decorum is abandoned for 120 minutes

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Lorraine Hawkins

Silencing the laughter.

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Nigel Anstead

An unusual mode of transport home from Scout camp to see the final

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Jenny Robinson

Shopping is the priority

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Keely Allan

The very proud daughter of a World Cup winner

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Melanie Phelps

Partying in central London

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Aileen Tacon

An unfortunately timed car accident

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Derek Hawkins

A diplomatic incident is narrowly avoided

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Chris Smale

English and German Scouts enjoy the final together.

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Nigel Dowe

A badly times school trip to the flat lands.

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Pete Dyer

Somewhere on the Isle of Man!

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Hendy Spence

A converted troop ship divided.

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Ann Taylor

Could they have picked a worse time for their wedding?

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Tim Thraves

The family with help from a German legend make it a memorable tournament

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Ray Howard

A subdued "Auld Enemy"

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John Nutkins

Free tickets to the final and some drinks sales!

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Steve Mellor

Lifelong friendships formed despite "der Dritte Tör"

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Graham Lane

A deserted stadium and the opportunity to touch the famous crossbar.

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Mrs Geoffrey Cochran

A few absentees as the happy couple tie the knot

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Graham Saunders

Singing and dancing in Trafalgar Square

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Tony Clark

A small town in Malta celebrates!

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Jennifer Pitcher

All hell breaks out at the Perry Barr underpass!

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Joa Bamber

An interesting piece of memorabilia!

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Paula Potts

An unusual reminder of the World Cup final

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Eric Marsh

Hitching back to Chorley

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Liz Woodfield

Traffic congestion problems on the way to Norfolk

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Phillip Hewitt

Plans to celebrate a 70th birthday with a repeat of the final

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Paul & Linda Gray

England are the team in red

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Jackie Reading

Press passes come in very handy after the final!

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Steven Howarth

Plane spotting on cup final day

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Barry Carpenter

Half price ticket for the World Cup final

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Stephen Baker

Philip Larkin called it correctly in this case where the father is concerned

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Clive Thomas

A long lasting friendship formed with a German family

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Paul Swain

A memorable 14th birthday

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John Warren

Watched it in Watchet.

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Guy R Clements

A scout group are told the score by a German during a hike!

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Keith Matthews

At least one person was unaware there was a World Cup final being played!

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Andy Faiers

A drama at sea as the final is going on

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Cynthia Lyons

A World Cup winner mistaken for a mascot!

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Marion Cherry

A World Cup Willie mishap causes tears

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Barbara Harrison

The back seat of a metallic blue Zephyr 6

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Dave Joyce

Sent on a half time errand

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Dixie Hughes

Splice the Mainbrace!

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Andy

A Scotsman starts trouble between England and Germany fans

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Ken Peache

A ticket secured the day before the final

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Philip Bourne

"We have a spare ticket for the World Cup Final, would Philip like to go"

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Keith Leadbitter

The roads are quiet for a first driving lesson.

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Mary Rostron

An England win means having to ask for a stamp in French!

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Ian Burgoyne

Celebrating with German sailors in Weymouth!

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Jim Miller

Two happy Hammers celebrate in Scotland

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Annie Cooper

Watching in a cafe in Tunisia surrounded by Germans

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Ken Manning

Watching with the opposition.

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Janet McQuillan

A race back up the M6 in time to see the trophy presented

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Philip Hall

Tuning in and cheering England on from the jungle in Borneo!

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Richard Mason

Forward planning pays off to provide a memorable final day at Wembley

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Andrew Dobson

Securing a ticket for the final, only one small problem...

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Sandra Firman

In memory of Jack Harvey

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Linda Corkish

A memorable first trip to London

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Martin Kemp

Having to work on cup final day

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Anna Pendlebury

A disgruntled German has his Italian holiday ruined

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Anne Bunyard

The final competes with a 9th birthday party

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Peter Rawson

Enjoying the hospitality of German strangers.

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Gordon Gotch

The World Cup final interrupted by a paper round.

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Susie Carr

A bride learns you should always check the fixture list before booking your wedding!

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Tony Williams

I am someone who KNOWS the ball was over the line!

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Dave Merrill

A memorable road trip for a group of friends from Widnes.

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Peter Thornton

Bill and Hazel to the rescue!

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Nina Clark RGN

A stressful time on the cardiac ward!

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Peter Moss

The 1966 World Cup; I was there.

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Ron Rogers

A hat trick of finals at Wembley!

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Caroline Bateson

On holiday in Basel on World Cup Final Day

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Ray McLaughlan

I was 14 years old in 1966 and was crossing the Atlantic on an ocean liner with my mother on the day of the final.

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John Priestley

Egg, chips and peas ahead of the World Cup final

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Denis Girling

Watching the final in Der Rote Ochse bar, Heidelberg.

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Graham Lane

A deserted Wembley Stadium & a chance to touch the cross bar Geoff Hurst hit!

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John Baker

I was working in Frankfurt am Main, West Germany in 1966 and watched the match at an Anglo German American club I had joined.

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Dennis Kilby

Drawing the short straw on Final day

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Paul Duggan

I was 4 years old during the 1966 World Cup

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Ray Myerscough

I remember attending the Final in July 1966 as a 14 year old together with my three friends and accompanied by two adults.

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Matt Atkins

A raffle, a wedding and a 30 bob offer!

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Alfred Howe

A day never to be forgotten.

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Mike Fitzjohn

£3, 17 shillings and sixpence worth of football.

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Stephen Lee

50p to watch the final at Wembley!

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Philip Sherwin

An eight year old gets his first sighting of the beautiful game

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Alan Cummings

Married at St.Pauls Church Ryhope in morning had our reception at
Palantine Hotel in Sunderland a day to remember on your wedding
day..

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Paul Ellis

The '66 final replayed!

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Laurence Upton

Twenty days and ten matches to tell the grandchildren about!

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John Ayling OBE

Celebrating a World Cup win with tea at Myrna's!

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Ron Flowers

Ron recalls his early career, playing for Wolves and his time playing for England

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Phil Vasili

The first ever World Cup Willie Cup provides a form of therapy.

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Patrick Quirke

On holiday trying to watch the final!

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Simon Aubrey

Memories of my father

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Wendy Williams

Geoff Hurst puts an end to any recorder practise.

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Steve

Youth Hosteling on World Cup final day!

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Ian McMillan

A trip to the school outfitters during the final!

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Philip Hodgskiss

3 excellent group matches at Villa Park and tickets to the World Cup Final!

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David Potter

A special delivery on the day of the World Cup Final

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Michael Pinching

Jibbing in to the World Cup Final!

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Gordon Taylor OBE

A fantastic night for me and English football!

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John Cave

I was there- attending the World Cup Final

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Jo Marsh

To this day, we Irons supporters claim that West Ham won the World Cup!

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Keith Walker

A full set of tickets

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Graeme Aldous

The only game of football I've ever watched

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