Southern League Premier Division
Bedford Town FC 0 V Hemel Hempstead 3
Admission : £10
Programme : £2
Tea : £1
Glass of Lemonade : £1
Club Badge : £2.50
Weather : Mild with fog rolling in later.
Game Number : 83 Ground Number : 58
Have you heard about Bedford's FA Cup history?
In the 1955–56 season the Eagles started on the first of their notable cup runs which would see them achieve national fame as "Giant Killers". This included a number of wins over league opposition including Watford 3–2, Norwich City 2–4, Newcastle United 1–2, Exeter City 1–2, Brighton & Hove Albion 2–1. and Oxford United 1–0. Possibly their greatest achievement was to draw 2–2 with Arsenal at Highbury watched by a crowd of over 55,000 in 1955–56 season. The Eagles nearly caused a major shock in the replay leading 1–0 until 4 minutes from time before going down 1–2 after extra time, having had two goals disallowed for offside. Same old "lucky" Arsenal then!!
Always good to come across our old friend "Urban Decay" early doors.
Not just any container - but more of an Aladdin's cave....see below.
Welcome to the Bedford Town FC programme shop - hands off Oaksey I've already "tapped him up" for the bay. There are some real gems in here, and everything is carefully arranged and catalogued by one man......... .............
Peter Jennings - another one of Non League's unsung heroes.
Non League Bins No 2 in an every increasing series.
Kes ? No the Bedford Eagle
Non League Bins No 3 in a series of 500
Meet Mavis - who makes exceedingly good bread pudding.
Non League cones No 1 in a series of 1.
No excuse for not wiping your feet at Bedford Town FC