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Re: Your memories of the Memorial Ground
Posted by: Pedo
Date: 05/04/2008 17:59
Father first took me in 62 or 63. First games were against Northampton and Esher. Can't remember which came first as eachwore similar colours.

Sitting in the old wooden stand near the back and being asked by the couple next to me who my favourite player was and when |I replied Mike Ellery (played right wing) they told me they were his parents.

Graduated to what was known as the popular side. The rust has already been mentioned in previous posts but there always seemed to be present the same voice from the back of the terrace calling out advice to the ref and opposition. 'Look out ref Austin's looking for business' Maul breaks up and opposition player laid out on the ground.

How many remember that week in early September that had Newport on the Saturday, Cardiff on Wednesday and swansea the next Saturday. Special atmosphere for the floodlit games.

Redwood and Sharp

Dave Rollit lifting Dave Watt decades before it was legal.

I have to say even in the late 60s there was the persona now known as William Blessing walking around the ground.

better stop now feeling very old.

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