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bodger

It's 1966 and England win the World Cup!

On this day in 1966 England won the Football World Cup at the old Wembley Stadium and for those of you weren't around then, they beat West Germany 4 - 2, with Geoff Hurst scoring a hat trick.
It was England's first (and only) win since the tournament began in 1930 and Sir Geoff, the only man to score a hat-trick in a world cup final. That makes England World Cup Final wins even more rare than UK Wimbledon singles titles.
Despite me only being ten years old at the time, I remember the occasion well, I was on a family holiday in Bridport, Dorset at the time. It was, IMO a bit like JFK's assassination, in as much as although it was such a long time ago, you always remember where you were when it happened.
Where were you and what were you up to?
Digindeep

I was 18 years old...when England won..sat outside the bowling alley in Acocks Green village...awaiting a rather lovely young lady...

Sorry no more details available.

Football was the last thing on my mind    
bodger

My memory dims but my maths stay at their usual high standard, I was actually 12 at the time DD, I too was into birds but at the bird nesting stage.
Digindeep

bodger wrote:
My memory dims but my maths stay at their usual high standard, I was actually 12 at the time DD, I too was into birds but at the bird nesting stage.


As you said earlier...certain memories never fade....  
12Bore

Digindeep wrote:
I was 18 years old...when England won..sat outside the bowling alley in Acocks Green village...awaiting a rather lovely young lady...

Sorry no more details available.

Football was the last thing on my mind

Acocks Greem in Brum? Smallish world, Mrs 12Bore lived in Bordesly Green when she did her nursing training at EBH.
Seabird

Digindeep wrote:
I was 18 years old...when England won..sat outside the bowling alley in Acocks Green village...awaiting a rather lovely young lady...

Sorry no more details available.

Football was the last thing on my mind


    Would that have been the old Warwick cinema?  I spent a lot of my early years in Acocks Green, staying with my aunt and uncle during school holidays. The had a lovely big rambling house called 'Bardfield' on the Warwick Road, set right back, opposite the church. It even had a walled paddock at the bottom of the garden - sadly all gone now and built over.

I listened to the 1966 final on a car radio on Bournemouth beach, with an ever increasing crowd gathering round.

Without googling, how many England team members can you name?  I managed 9.
NZPOME

I was 3yrs 5 mths old and probably out of nappies by then and trying not to pee me drawers......funny how some things never change!
Border

NZPOME wrote:
...........and trying not to pee me drawers......funny how some things never change!


Does that mean 47 years on, you are still trying not to pee your drawers............. funny how somethings are the same the World over.
MrsWW

I was one day old  
NZPOME

Border wrote:
NZPOME wrote:
...........and trying not to pee me drawers......funny how some things never change!


Does that mean 47 years on, you are still trying not to pee your drawers............. funny how somethings are the same the World over.


Well you can never be to careful ya know, gotta watch them sneezes and coughs!! Ooer!  
sod

i WAS 17 and was either asleep or out with my now loverly lady     (don't know dayor time)
Rena

Wow...I was three years ( just about to the day) .....and in the wrong country evidently!
Yorkshire Geordie

I was 19 years old and saving up to go to Scarboro on holiday with my GF and family the following August.  
I don't know where I was when England won but I know I didn't make it on the proposed holiday.
I bought a tatty Triumph T100 I'd had my eye on for some time and spent 17 10/- I'd been saving on it.  
My girlfriend & family went on the holiday so I rode my bike to visit them - she wouldn't see me and I had to ride home sad and lonely.  
I've still got the Triumph to this day - don't know where she got to though.  
Martyn
12Bore

Yorkshire Geordie wrote:
I was 19 years old and saving up to go to Scarboro on holiday with my GF and family the following August.
I don't know where I was when England won but I know I didn't make it on the proposed holiday.
I bought a tatty Triumph T100 I'd had my eye on for some time and spent 17 10/- I'd been saving on it.
My girlfriend & family went on the holiday so I rode my bike to visit them - she wouldn't see me and I had to ride home sad and lonely.
I've still got the Triumph to this day - don't know where she got to though.
Martyn

Love fades, but a T100 is forever  
bodger

Sadly Seabird, all of them.
confused

I watched the final sitting in my cousins house , he had just got home from hospital with a broken leg , after having smashed his Vespa 150cc srortique,  i dont know what made me happier the world cup ? or the fact that he couldnt boast about his 4 speed gearbox ? I only had a 125cc vespa , but i did have more mirrors than him  
Seabird

confused wrote:
I watched the final sitting in my cousins house , he had just got home from hospital with a broken leg , after having smashed his Vespa 150cc srortique, i dont know what made me happier the world cup ? or the fact that he couldnt boast about his 4 speed gearbox ? I only had a 125cc vespa , but i did have more mirrors than him


        and was it adorned with squirrels' tails?
confused

Seabird wrote:
confused wrote:
I watched the final sitting in my cousins house , he had just got home from hospital with a broken leg , after having smashed his Vespa 150cc srortique, i dont know what made me happier the world cup ? or the fact that he couldnt boast about his 4 speed gearbox ? I only had a 125cc vespa , but i did have more mirrors than him


and was it adorned with squirrels' tails?

Of course   i had 16 mirrors and could'nt see hardly a thing in any of them , 12 extra lights (only the original headlight worked !!!  winky lights were the bee's knees, my mate was serving his time as panel beater , and he sray painted loads of stuff for me , i just wish i had it now it would be worth far more than the 45 i got for it in january 1968 when i sold it, and bought my first car ford anglia 100E for 75.

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