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Down Memory Lane: Back to the 50s

The Ex-Players Association unveil their latest video, stepping back in time to memorable days gone by.

19 August 2020

Before Wycombe kick-off the most momentous season in their 133-year history, join us for another trip Down Memory Lane as we remember events that helped make the club what it is today.

Previously we’ve dissected the 1980s with Local Heroes like Mark West, Bob Dell and Gary Lester. Brian Lee gave us exclusive insights into what made the Blues a leading power in amateur football in the 1970s. And we followed kick-by-kick and goal-by-goal every step Lawrie Sanchez’s side took in 2001 on a fantastic five-month journey that led them into uncharted territory in the FA Cup – right through to the semi-final against former European champions Liverpool.

This time we turn to the 1950s when the Wanderers first made a national name for themselves by winning successive Isthmian League titles and reaching the FA Amateur Cup Final at Wembley. They even hit the headlines when they entertained the bare-footed Ugandan national side.

A key figure in all these exploits alongside heroes like Len Worley, Paul Bates, the Truett brothers, Dennis Syrett and Mike Wicks was Jackie Tomlin. On his sad death in February 2017, Wycombe Ex-Players Association were given access to his private photo collection and compiled their own tribute to the popular all-round sportsman who had gone on to become WWEPA’s first President. It helps document, in  a personal way, life for Wanderers’ players in the 50s and highlights all the triumphs for Jack and his teammates.

Via the club’s YouTube Channel, also catch up on some previous Glory Days. And over the next few months, we’ll be highlighting some of the club’s great moments and greatest characters.

Coming soon……

  • Bodger & Mask. An affectionate reminder of two of the club’s great names of the 1960s & 70s - Tony Horseman, scorer of an unbelievable 558 goals in 939 matches and teammate John Maskell who kept them out at the other end in a 16-year career as first choice goalkeeper.
  • Loakes Park Life – a potted history of the club’s 90 years at their famous old ground. Spot the faces from the Frank Adams & Reggie Boreham to Dave Carroll & Keith Ryan.
  • The Big Move. Controversy over the switch from Loakes Park to Adams Park and the early glories of the 90s under Martin O’Neill.
  • A Decade to Remember. Wycombe Ex-Players Association review their first ten action-packed years celebrating the Wanderers’ greatest successes.
  • The night Mourinho came to town. A look back at the outstanding League Cup run of 2007 which ended with Paul Lambert’s Blues locking horns with Jose’s all-star Chelsea outfit.

And so many more magic moments to come…………

 


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