Help in dating memorabilia

Localshot
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Help in dating memorabilia

Postby Localshot » Thu May 11, 2017 8:01 am

Please can anyone help. I am trying to find out when we charged £3 admission to the ground. It was 60's or 70's and when you then paid extra inside the ground at turnstiles if you wanted a seat.
I have an old black 'admission £3 board' which if I remember correctly were placed into slots before games at each outside turnstile.
hepcat
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Re: Help in dating memorabilia

Postby hepcat » Thu May 11, 2017 8:50 am

I would have thought the mid 80's. 1974 I remember it was 22p for juniors and 45p for seniors to get in at the turnstiles and I paid £4 for a seat v Sheff Utd in 1982, Strange how it's not a thing one can clearly recall. I do remember the horror and backlash when Chelsea and Portsmouth started charging £5 around 1983/4 (?) saying that if fans wanted success they had to pay for it. I think higher entrance came in (and killed off the wonderful 22p entrance!!) when home clubs were allowed to keep all the revenue (YES ! It was a good pay day for small teams once upon a time when they played someone like Man U Newcastle etc and got a share of the gate!!) then-in an ominous event that predicted the PL-1st Division teams started demanding and getting a bigger share of the TV cash. I would say that these two events -gate and TV cash- had a huge adverse affect on the Shots that led to 1992. Mismanagement played a significant part-I don't deny that-but those two changes killed off a lot that was good about the old game. Finances were still tight then but you could budget with a lot more confidence
Jimmy Riddle
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Re: Help in dating memorabilia

Postby Jimmy Riddle » Thu May 11, 2017 9:17 am

I have a feeling Oxford FA cup ere as match entrance was 3x usual= £9?
Banbury Shot
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Re: Help in dating memorabilia

Postby Banbury Shot » Thu May 11, 2017 9:45 am

Localshot wrote:Please can anyone help. I am trying to find out when we charged £3 admission to the ground. It was 60's or 70's and when you then paid extra inside the ground at turnstiles if you wanted a seat.
I have an old black 'admission £3 board' which if I remember correctly were placed into slots before games at each outside turnstile.


I am fairly sure it was £3 in the mid to late 80s.
Wanderer
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Re: Help in dating memorabilia

Postby Wanderer » Thu May 11, 2017 9:54 am

For the Oxford game seats went up from the usual £2.80 to £9.00, but later on in the season the club raised the seating price from £2.80 to £3.20, I am not certain of the breakdown between the Standing entrance and the seat transfer.
Localshot
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Re: Help in dating memorabilia

Postby Localshot » Thu May 11, 2017 10:12 am

Later than I thought but the prices for the Oxford game ring true with me. Might get a quid for it at my next car boot sale lol.
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Re: Help in dating memorabilia

Postby supershots » Thu May 11, 2017 1:34 pm

Localshot wrote:Later than I thought but the prices for the Oxford game ring true with me. Might get a quid for it at my next car boot sale lol.


More like "Get Ring on Walker" :lol:
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Re: Help in dating memorabilia

Postby PAUL BLUNDELL » Fri May 12, 2017 3:57 pm

Hi Dave, please don't through it away, I would love it to go with your programmes. I'm also after a turnstile if anyone has got one, for entry into our spare bedroom/memorabilia room. I have a very understanding wife! Although she did say I could not take the mirror down as you go down the stairs and replace it with 'This is the REC sign'. Who said divorce her? :D
Localshot
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Re: Help in dating memorabilia

Postby Localshot » Fri May 12, 2017 5:00 pm

It will not be thrown away Paul. Weather permitting I will see whether I can get a few quid for it on Sunday along with various t shirts, tie,belt etc that I am clearing out. Better that than storing it in the loft for evermore.
Warnboro of the South
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Re: Help in dating memorabilia

Postby Warnboro of the South » Fri May 12, 2017 8:34 pm

I can't remember the £3, but I do remember as a poor young teenager getting there early and hiding in the gents in the ground until the turnstiles opened. Scott-free but I almost certainly bought a proggie.

How much do I now owe or can I feel a banning order coming my way! It was only the once.

PS Huddersfield got in free by climbing over the railway line.
CH
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Re: Help in dating memorabilia

Postby CH » Fri May 12, 2017 8:57 pm

Pretty sure admission prices in 92/93 for Diadora Div 3 were £3 adults, £1.75 kids.


Weird what sticks in your mind
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Re: Help in dating memorabilia

Postby Pip@B » Fri May 12, 2017 9:02 pm

Warnboro of the South wrote:I can't remember the £3, but I do remember as a poor young teenager getting there early and hiding in the gents in the ground until the turnstiles opened. Scott-free but I almost certainly bought a proggie.

How much do I now owe or can I feel a banning order coming my way! It was only the once.

PS Huddersfield got in free by climbing over the railway line.

Hiding in the bog was probably punishment enough.
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Re: Help in dating memorabilia

Postby Morrissey's Scorcher » Fri May 12, 2017 10:20 pm

£3 entry must date back to the 1970's surely?
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Re: Help in dating memorabilia

Postby Fuggletim » Fri May 12, 2017 10:30 pm

I was 15 when I first went in 1979 and I think the admission was 60p for Juniors and £1:20 for adults. Programme was about 20p.
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Re: Help in dating memorabilia

Postby Mick Earls Fan Club » Fri May 12, 2017 10:40 pm

I remember it being 15p for me as a kid and the programme was 5p.

My Dad had to give me the money as kids had to queue at a different to the adults. Think he was paying 45p?

I guess that would be around 1974 or 1975

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