Autographs – Brighton & Hove Albion 1970s

After collecting signatures from my friends at school in the late 1960s I progressed to the next level – famous sporting stars.  I managed to get some when we were on our family holidays, as visiting sports stars made appearances once a week.  Then I began collecting some from my local football team – Brighton & Hove Albion.  I first went along there in 1972, and I think these autographs came from around that time.  I have very little recollection of obtaining these signatures, it was during the time the players would be ‘warming up’ before the game, when they could be persuaded to come over to the side of the pitch and scribble their name on a programme or in a book.  I managed to get several signatures, but I’m sure this was mainly due to Dad pushing my book in front of the players for me.  I also had a team photograph, and an individual photo of my favourite player – Willie Irvine.

Brighton and Hove Albion around 1972

Willie Irvine

Willie Irvine

Willie Irvine

Willie Irvine

Barry Bridges

Barry Bridges

Brian Powney

Brian Powney

John Templeman

John Templeman

Peter O'Sullivan

Peter O’Sullivan

About Jackie Dinnis

Welcome to my blog where I am enjoying meeting my family - past and present - one at a time. Join me as I learn who my ancestors were, where they lived, what their occupations were and what everyday life was like for them.
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7 Responses to Autographs – Brighton & Hove Albion 1970s

  1. Jackie, you were dedicated! I stopped collected after I got the autographs of my parents and my friends, for the most part. I have a few others, but not many.

  2. Fantastic stuff, Jackie! Is it OK to use that Brighton team photo and Willie Irvine pic on my website?

    • Yes, please use anything you want to. A link back to my site would be nice, but not essential 🙂

      • Thanks, Jackie. I’ve decided that as I enjoyed the post a lot and it fits the subject of my blog, I’d like to reblog your article on WordPress, which then automatically carries a link back to your blog. Is that fine with you? 🙂

  3. Reblogged this on The Goldstone Wrap and commented:
    In Jackie Dinnis’ blog, she recalls collecting autographs of Brighton players in the Pat Saward era. A very wonderful colour photo of the 1971/72 promotion side is here too.

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