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  1. Glanced through the pictures, and there are a lot of them, and saw one team photo with Bobby "Shadow" Williams in it. Had forgotten he went to the gas after leaving us and going to Rotherham.
  2. Evening round 10/-, that's 50p in new money. Huge increase when I went mornings to 12/6d, that's 75p with double the number of papers and starting at 6.00. am. Sunday's with the big thick editions was 5/- that's 25 p.
  3. Bloody collecting boys on Saturday mornings must have pocketed most of the Christmas tips money that was intended for the delivery boys and by the time Wotton took his share and it was split between the rest we probably got about 10% .
  4. Yep, Pink Un was the Evening World's sports paper. Must have went when the EW closed in 1962.
  5. 1959 joined the rank of paper boy for old man Wotton from a house on Creswicke Rd near to the corner of Throgmorton Rd. Had an evening round and after Saturday's delivery of Post and World came back for the Green Uns that Wotton picked up from the delivery van on St Johns Lane. It was a right scramble as the papers came out of the van to be sorted in the house into rounds as a bundle was given to one of the boys to sell to the eagerly waiting punters who couldn't wait for a delivery to their door. Finished the evening round when I started playing at 14 years old on Saturday afternoons and switched to morning rounds. 6 am. start in them days. Finished by 7.45. am home for breakfast then off to school on my bike. At least with my house on the round our papers were regular and mum got her pre made coal fire lit at about 6.30. to warm the house up before she got up at 7.00.
  6. Also called there for a day whilst on a cruise to Iceland and Greenland. Picturesque as you say, can remember from the coach trip querky houses, 1000 year old church, salmon steps on the river and a great view of the football stadium near to Torshavn harbour as we drove back in. Neat little stadium that would be the envy of that 'other' lot.
  7. Don't think it was Jack as wiki informs he was playing for Leeds throughout the war. Must have been in a reserved occupation. Back in the early 1960s Jack took us for football coaching at Broad Plain House as well as other teams and he kept is eye out for useful talent as a scout for City. Regardless to say I never made it. Jack's claim to fame at that time was that he had played at the ground of every team in the four leagues. Not much change to the league make up in them far off days.
  8. Plus the fact they forgot to add the ability to update the season cards for additional ( cup ) matches.
  9. I was also seven and was on the railings at 'crackers corner'. Started playing on Saturday afternoons at the age of 12 almost uninterrupted until into my fifties so only watched when we never had games or night games. Have been a season ticket card holder for the past 26 years.
  10. First attended in 1955, can't remember who weplayed, but supported for years before following my dad's lead.
  11. Agree entirely about pushing a defender up nearer to unmarked players on the edge of box but still maintain that JDS should have been more aware. Get what you are saying about position when starting runs but also having watched the replays Jay watches the ball played square before realising what is going on. He is a couple of yards closer to the goal line and had he spun and covered immediately he would have been in a position to cut the threaded pass out or put it out for a corner. Another lesson learned for the youngster. Why do we not seem to have any little tricks to come up with when in similar positions? It is standard shoot or centre from our free kicks the same for lack of movement at throw ins.
  12. Hi Matt, So let me get this straight. As a result of a 5% reduction in discount for purchases at the ground, to Season Card holders, a Cash Reward scheme, for purchases from the club shop is introduced and can be used for further purchases from the club shop. A £10 starter is given to all card holders as a swedtner. A supporter, who uses the pseudonym Bristol Rob on the OTIB fans forum website puts forward a suggestion that because he is unlikely to spend his tenner that it gets donated to CHSW. A brilliant piece of intuitiveness. This appears to find favour and an article appears by James Crawley on the club website on 9th August 2018 with a paragraph stating; We have received requests from supporters who would like to donate their Rewards cash to charity and we would like to thank them for their generosity. If supporters would like to donate their Rewards cash to charity they can do so by emailing marketing@bristol-sport.co.uk So I, like other supporters, have the impression our unused CASH REWARDS will be donated to CHSW and email our request to donate. I do agree it is stated that the donation is to a charity but the preamble to this leads me to believe that CHSW will be the recipient charity. I now find that my unused CASH REWARD will be used to purchase unsold stock from the club shop and be distributed by BCCT to projects and community groups. Whilst I have no objection to supporting these groups I feel there is a great disparity in me choosing to donate CASH to a selected charity and what is now proposed, i.e. assisting sales targets being met at the club shop with the addition of random groups, selected by someone else, receiving the benefit. I trust you can see the logic in my reasoning for raising these comments and hopefully find a means of my CASH donation meeting it's original intention and honouring Bristol Rob's original scheme. Best Regards Ron
  13. I have queried Supporter Services as to what is happening to the Cash Reward I agreed to donate to CHSW and received this response. I was passed your email in relation to your current Rewards cash balance and donating it to charity. Apologies for the delay in responding. I can confirm we have your request on record and will ensure this is processed. I believe the plan will be to use your Rewards cash to purchase kit to support the work of our charities i.e. Bristol Sport Foundation, Bristol City Community Trust. Please be aware we are sending out some Rewards balance emails to all supporters shortly which will display the balance – you can ignore this as we’ll be treating your balance separately of course. Note your current balance is £11.50. Kind regards, Charlie Charlie Lincoln Head of Data and CRM M: 07817 548 761 E: charlie.lincoln@bristol-sport.co.uk W: www.bristol-sport.co.uk Tw: @Bristol_Sport I responded by stating I was under the impression that the donations would be going to CHSW and that was my wish. I then received the following response. Can you confirm where you heard this regarding CHSW? The story I have reference to is as follows: https://www.bcfc.co.uk/news/redeem-your-city-rewards/ Whilst technically correct in that the article states the donations will go to charity this is not qualified and I was under the impression it would be CHSW. Does this affect anyone else? And Can anyone dig up the detail from the guy who had the foresight to instigate this and confirmation that such donations would go to CHSW. Many thanks Ron
  14. When we were kids in the 50s/60s we were experts at diving out of site when the door was knocked. But in all fairness one duffer who called for years joined the company I was an apprentice for as a van driver. He didn't say a word to the other employees though.
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