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50 years ago today...

Post by tigerfeat » Fri May 17, 2019 2:15 pm

just had a look at the website and there was a picture up online of it being 50 years ago today since cas won the C.C at Wembley i cant remember much biggest crowd of people ive ever been in ,white shirts with the big v and a massive badge over the heart ,and mal knocking players off left right and center including over his back to put chuck under sticks brought back some memorys when i saw that
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Re: 50 years ago today...

Post by cogito ergo sum » Fri May 17, 2019 3:25 pm

I was there, virtually at ground level behind the sticks where we scored the tries.
Every kid wanted to be Chuck Hardisty! I wonder if today's kids want to be a Cas player, and if so, which one?

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Re: 50 years ago today...

Post by tigerfeat » Fri May 17, 2019 3:34 pm

I can remember walking around London after match with me mam and dad seeing every other person in black and amber celebrating
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Re: 50 years ago today...

Post by gateman » Fri May 17, 2019 4:56 pm

it seems like yesterday what a day and night that was

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Re: 50 years ago today...

Post by 43s flyer » Fri May 17, 2019 5:42 pm

I was 14, dad took me round soho boozers sunk a few, lots of fans on tables celebrating, unbelievable day. :dance:

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Re: 50 years ago today...

Post by tigerfeat » Fri May 17, 2019 5:46 pm

I remember going in boozer not sure kids were allowed in but didn't seem to matter to anyone ha
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Re: 50 years ago today...

Post by HuddsTigers » Fri May 17, 2019 5:49 pm

Times like this you learn everyone's age.

Except OCL, who is older than everyone. ;) ;) :D
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Re: 50 years ago today...

Post by old cas lass » Fri May 17, 2019 6:16 pm

HuddsTigers wrote:Times like this you learn everyone's age.

Except OCL, who is older than everyone. ;) ;) :D

I was 13 so easy to work my age out.
Sadly I couldn’t go as I broke my ankle the Sunday before.

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Post by Danny Boy » Fri May 17, 2019 6:32 pm

Took my girlfriend of the time, on a Wallace Arnold bus, there and back in the day, great times for the club, Cas had finally arrived on the biggest stage with a team, that on its day, could compete with and beat any team in the league!
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Re: 50 years ago today...

Post by Balboa1 » Fri May 17, 2019 7:00 pm

cogito ergo sum wrote:I was there, virtually at ground level behind the sticks where we scored the tries.
Every kid wanted to be Chuck Hardisty! I wonder if today's kids want to be a Cas player, and if so, which one?
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Re: 50 years ago today...

Post by heppy » Fri May 17, 2019 7:22 pm

cogito ergo sum wrote:I was there, virtually at ground level behind the sticks where we scored the tries.
Every kid wanted to be Chuck Hardisty! I wonder if today's kids want to be a Cas player, and if so, which one?
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Re: 50 years ago today...

Post by usacas » Fri May 17, 2019 9:02 pm

I was working in Manchester at the time, went down to Wembley on the train with my girlfriend - now my wife. Returned on the train Sunday which happened to have the Salford team on. Walked down Market Street which was lined with Salford fans waiting to welcome the open top bus with the Salford team on. I was wearing my Cas hat and rosette which my girlfriend begged me to take off. Kept them on all the way down Market Street and got lots of cheers and complements from the Salford fans. Fantastic feeling and a memorable weekend.

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Re: 50 years ago today...

Post by Fumper27 » Fri May 17, 2019 9:12 pm

Balboa1 wrote:
cogito ergo sum wrote:I was there, virtually at ground level behind the sticks where we scored the tries.
Every kid wanted to be Chuck Hardisty! I wonder if today's kids want to be a Cas player, and if so, which one?
Mitch clark
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Re: 50 years ago today...

Post by corvusxiii » Sat May 18, 2019 12:32 am

I was 7 in 1969 so all I can remember is 'High Speed Cas' posters in every other house in the Townville Pit estate. Was there a different poster for 1970? Or am I mixing it all up?
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Re: 50 years ago today...

Post by Tamworth Tiger » Sat May 18, 2019 1:26 am

Hi speed Cas, 80 minutes to Glory and a few others. Think I’ve got one or two stashed away somewhere
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