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Newcastle Fans – Grandkids Not Allowed To Forget Hereford

12 years ago

Hereford v Newcastle 1972, now it’s official, future generations for centuries to come will not be allowed to leave that match in the past.

They have now got their nine and ten year old kids/grandkids painting pictures of an occasion that happened more than thirty years before they were born! I wouldn’t be surprised if it was taught in GCSE history down West Country way.

Two recent Community Art Days organised by the Hereford United Community Trust have proved a big hit at Edgar Street.

In partnership with Pippins Designs, pupils from Lord Scudamore Primary School painted several Hereford United images from the win over Newcastle United in 1972 and also the present day.

Many of the art pieces are now on display in The Starlite Rooms and Addison’s Bar.

Children painted images of Colin Addison, Ricky George and Ronnie Radford, including an iconic image of Radford celebrating his 35-yard strike against Newcastle.

Addison, player-manager during United’s famous FA Cup giant-killing, was on hand during the painting sessions to see how the children were progressing.

Community Trust manager Jamie Edwards said “This was a fantastic project that helped the Community Trust to be part of the 40 years celebrations. It showed how the new supporters club is going to grow the club further within the community through educational projects.

“The children of Lord Scudamore work very hard on the paintings with fantastic results (remember they were only 9 and 10 years old!).

“Many thanks go to Jon Phillips and Gaynor Huntbach for thier hard work along with Colin Addison and the current first team squad for visiting during the two days, however Harry Pell and Rob Purdie are better with their feet than their hands!

“We hope to continue the project with other painting days which will celebrate other events in the club’s history over the summer months and suggestions and photos are welcome from supporters’.

“If supporters would like to purchase a painting they are priced between £100 and £150 and will be an original please contact the club all proceeds will go to the continuation of the project.”

What about the, “…celebrate other events in the club’s history..”, I didn’t realise anything else had happened in Hereford, ever!


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