Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Northampton Town - 1938-39 Programme inserts (3)

Northampton Town F.C. 
B&W Full Length Portrait
Supplement to Club Programme 
(127mm x 192mm)
21 ?

These inserts were given away with the Northampton Town Official Programme during the 1938-39 season. I've had an e-mail from Peter Stevenson:
Re your entries for Northampton Town F.C. and the section about the 1938/39 programme inserts. I don't have any more of these, although I fancy a fair number were issued that season, possibly with every home programme. I was drawn by the similarity of your images to some photos within a couple of books in my collection. Have a look at the first three scanned attachments.
The first two are from Northampton Town Football Club (Images of Sport book series), compiled by David Walden and John Watson. The third is from The Cobblers by Frank Grande. 
All of the players appear to have adopted the requisite pose with the same backdrop but the images have clearly been cropped out of their original promotional borders. All of these players were with Northampton that season, although I am not so old as to remember them!
Thanks to Peter I've been able to add another four players to the list of programme inserts. Northampton Town played 21 home games during the 1938-39 season.

R. Ellwood   -   shown previously
W. Gormlie
R. King
J. McCartney
K. McCullough
S. Russell
W. Thayne (v Cardiff City)   -   shown previously
F. Tilson

29-08-1938.  Watford
03-09-1938.  Clapton Orient
17-09-1938.  Ipswich Town
24-09-1938.  Notts County
08-10-1938.  Bristol City
22-10-1938.  Cardiff City  -  W. Thayne
05-11-1938.  Bournemouth
19-11-1938.  Mansfield Town
03-12-1938.  Southend United
17-12-1938.  Bristol Rovers
24-12-1938.  Torquay United
26-12-1938.  Port Vale
14-01-1939.  Newport County
04-02-1939.  Aldershot
18-02-1939.  Reading
04-03-1939.  Brighton & Hove Albion
18-03-1939.  Walsall
01-04-1939.  Queens Park Rangers
10-04-1939.  Swindon Town
15-04-1939.  Exeter City
06-05-1939.  Crystal Palace

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