– it was 50 years ago. . .
Fifty years ago England won football’s World Cup. While Bobby Moore lifted the Jules Rimet trophy on July 30, 1966, where were you?
Maybe you were there in the crowd at Wembley stadium, perhaps you listened to the game on the radio.
On the other hand, you could have been like Scottish footballer Denis Law. Apparently, he played a round of golf that afternoon, so he could avoid hearing of English success.
Or perhaps, you were a young mum with small children to look after, and the whole thing rather passed you by. Maybe you just weren’t a sports fan.
There was, after all, a lot more than football going on in the summer of ’66. It was the era of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Kinks.
Fashion models like Jean Shrimpton, actors like Michael Caine and top photographers such as David Bailey shared the headlines with Alf Ramsey’s World Cup winners.
Prime Minister Harold Wilson promised an era of radical social and economic change, ushered in by the ‘white heat’ of technology, while London ‘swung’ and designers such as Mary Quant promoted the miniskirt.
In our July issue, we’ll be reflecting your memories of the summer of ’66 – so if you’d like to share them with other readers, please write to us at the usual addresses.