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View blind eagle's Profile blind eagle Flag Covington.Tennessee 08 Mar 12 8.38pm Send a Private Message to blind eagle Add blind eagle as a friend

When I first went to Selhurst Park as a nipper 67 years ago the match ball was raffled every saturday. Each ticket cost a penny and at half-time the winning ticket number would be announced. I am not sure how many tickets were usually sold but I have a feeling they sold enough tickets to cover the cost of the ball and then some. I think in those days a new ball cost slightly less than a quid so with gates of between ten and fifteen thousand this was probably a pretty good business for the Club.Another interesting money spinner was probably the add which appeared in the match programme where the teams were printed for Ellerman's Athletic Rub. I believe it had rather a pungent smell but I never did try it. If there is still somebody out there who rembers Penny on The Ball or used Ellerman's please join in on these memories of bygone days.

 

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View PALACE FOR EVER's Profile PALACE FOR EVER Flag London 08 Mar 12 9.40pm Send a Private Message to PALACE FOR EVER Add PALACE FOR EVER as a friend

blind eagle - Does this bring back any memories?

1st league season after WW2.

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Results in order.

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The pyramid to beat all pyramids!!

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Find out what team is in which division, eg which division is Coppull United in?

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View cornisheagle's Profile cornisheagle Flag St Austell 08 Mar 12 10.14pm Send a Private Message to cornisheagle Add cornisheagle as a friend

Following on from the penny on the ball tickets they had what I think were called Ball & Booster tickets. I used to help my mates Dad sell them on the grass banks of the Whitehorse by the turnstiles. I think they were either sixpence or a shilling, to long ago to remember exactly.

 

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View lankygit's Profile lankygit Flag Lincoln 09 Mar 12 7.25am Send a Private Message to lankygit Add lankygit as a friend

My dad used to sell them in the late 50`s early 60`s at the Whitehorse end turnstiles, about where the club shop / Sainsburys entrance is now. We used to get in free for doing it.

I don`t know how many they used to sell overall, but he used to sell around 30 bob to 2 quids worth most games,and I think there were 2 sellers at most turnstile blocks.

The ones that followed were called jackpot tickets, and they were sixpence each. I know because I was selling them myself by then. It was a good crack: free admission plus 10% of your takings.

The only drawback was that you missed the first 15 minutes or so of the game due to cashing up.
You had to walk along the cinder track alongside the pitch and down the players tunnel to do that, which was great when you were a young kid.

Very happy days.

 


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View lankygit's Profile lankygit Flag Lincoln 09 Mar 12 7.29am Send a Private Message to lankygit Add lankygit as a friend

Forgot to add. Yes I have used Ellimans. I think you can still get it actually.

 


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Quote lankygit at 09 Mar 2012 7.25am

My dad used to sell them in the late 50`s early 60`s at the Whitehorse end turnstiles, about where the club shop / Sainsburys entrance is now. We used to get in free for doing it.

I don`t know how many they used to sell overall, but he used to sell around 30 bob to 2 quids worth most games,and I think there were 2 sellers at most turnstile blocks.

The ones that followed were called jackpot tickets, and they were sixpence each. I know because I was selling them myself by then. It was a good crack: free admission plus 10% of your takings.

The only drawback was that you missed the first 15 minutes or so of the game due to cashing up.
You had to walk along the cinder track alongside the pitch and down the players tunnel to do that, which was great when you were a young kid.

Very happy days.


Lankygit, you didn't happen to go to Davidson road school did you?

 

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View lankygit's Profile lankygit Flag Lincoln 09 Mar 12 9.36am Send a Private Message to lankygit Add lankygit as a friend

Yes I did. Are you Russ?

 


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Quote lankygit at 09 Mar 2012 9.36am

Yes I did. Are you Russ?

Good to know you are still following the Palace Mick.Hope you are in good health and enjoying life.

I have some good memories from the old Davidson road days, we had a lot of good times back then.


 

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Hoof Hearted 09 Mar 12 11.52am

Didn't use Ellimans, but another rub called fiery jack.

For a laugh I used to smear it on someone elses shorts before the game to get their knackers all irritated and sore.

It was good on a freezing cold day to rub on your legs to get the circulation going.

 

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Quote Hoof Hearted at 09 Mar 2012 11.52am

Didn't use Ellimans, but another rub called fiery jack.

For a laugh I used to smear it on someone elses shorts before the game to get their knackers all irritated and sore.

It was good on a freezing cold day to rub on your legs to get the circulation going.


In the 70`s I used to share a flat with a couple of mates.
Once, when one of them had a groin strain I convinced him that the best relief was to be had by a liberal application of Deep Heat( he was a bit of a thicko).

Ten minutes later he was in a right old state, whilst myself and the other lad were in stitches.
He got his own back later that night though. He crept into my room once I had gone to sleep and chucked a bowl of freezing cold water over me.

 


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