The 50s

The players pose for a photo before a Wallingford Centenary Celebration Exhibition game against Reading.  A confident Francis Wardrope is standing in the back row 3rd in from the right. Francis played for Wallingford Town from 1952 to 1957. Picture kindly donated by Mr Graeme Wardrope.

The players pose for a photo before a Wallingford Centenary Celebration Exhibition game against Reading.
A confident Francis Wardrope is standing in the back row 3rd in from the right and played for Wallingford Town FC from 1952 to 1957.
Picture kindly donated by Mr Graeme Wardrope.

prog1951Programme front cover from 1951

Compliled and managed by the Wallingford Town FC Supporters Club.

50sproginsideInside a 50’s Home Reserve fixture programme

The ‘Supporters Club Notes‘ report that the Reserves had started the season well and were hoping to become league leaders today and that the ‘Minors’ Team were playing at Home later at 5:30 against Appleton

Club News reports that the 1st Team had recently lost their first League game and were today playing Away to Buckingham Town FC.
A. Miles and M. Currell had scored a goal each in an exciting Draw at Wokingham the previous Saturday

Upcoming fixtures were:

Reserves v Brightwell in the 1st Round of the B&B Junior Cup (KO2:15)

1st team v Abingdon Town in the Premier Division (KO 4:30)

After the Game you were invited to visit the ‘Welcome Cafe’ on Station Road where you could refresh yourself with a glass of ‘Minerals’ for only 3d!! (or 6d if you wanted to add Ice-Cream)

Season Division Pos P W D L F A Pts GD Manager
1950/51 Reading & District Prem
1951/52 Reading & District Prem 2nd
1952/53 Reading & District Prem 5th 22 10 4 8 56 37 24 19
1953/54 Hellenic Premier 4th 30 20 1 9 91 64 41 27
1954/55 Hellenic Premier 11th 34 13 4 17 99 96 30 3
1955/56 Hellenic Premier 16th 34 7 4 23 67 104 18 -37
1956/57 Hellenic Premier 16th 32 6 4 22 44 102 16 -58
1957/58 Hellenic Premier 15th 30 5 9 16 52 83 19 -31
1958/59 Hellenic Premier 12th  30 9 8 13 59 66 26 -7
1959/60 Hellenic Premier 12th  32 13 4 15 64 86 30 -22 Bert Butcher

HFL Cup winners

1953 Hellenic Formed
From FHFL News No.6 Sept 1988
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