Category Archives: 1963/64 – 50 Years Ago

50 Years On: 1963/64 April – Swindon in the big time for the first time

1963-1964 Squad Crop

Throughout this season Mike Minihane has been taking a look back at Swindon Town’s first season in the ‘big time’, following the promotion to Division Two for the 1963/64 season. Mike completes his review with  April 1964… Top of the Charts – Can’t Buy Me Love – The Beatles As the season petered out our relegation form continued. Gone were the heady

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50 Years On: 1963/64 February – Swindon in the big time for the first time

1963-1964 Squad Crop

Throughout this season Mike Minihane will be taking a look back at Swindon Town’s first season in the ‘big time’, following the promotion to Division Two for the 1963/64 season. Mike continues with a review of February 1964… Top of the Charts – Needles and Pins – The Searchers January had been a good month with victories over Manchester City

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50 Years On: 1963/64 January – Swindon in the big time for the first time

Dave Clark Five

Throughout this season Mike Minihane will be taking a look back at Swindon Town’s first season in the ‘big time’, following the promotion to Division Two for the 1963/64 season. Mike continues with a review of January 1964… Top of the Charts – Glad All Over – The Dave Clark Five Morale was hardly high as we entered the New

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50 Years On: 1963/64 December – Swindon in the big time for the first time

1963-1964 Squad Crop

Throughout this season Mike Minihane will be taking a look back at Swindon Town’s first season in the ‘big time’, following the promotion to Division Two for the 1963/64 season. Mike continues with a review of December 1963… Top of the Charts – I Want to Hold Your Hand – The Beatles After a fairly dismal November where we’d not

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50 Years On: 1963/64 November – Swindon in the big time for the first time

1963-1964 Squad Crop

Throughout this season Mike Minihane will be taking a look back at Swindon Town’s first season in the ‘big time’, following the promotion to Division Two for the 1963/64 season. Mike continues with a review of November 1963… Top of the Charts – You’ll Never Walk Alone by Gerry and the Pacemakers (for the entire month) November 1963 promised to be a tough

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50 Years On: 1963/64 October – Swindon in the big time for the first time

1963-64 First Goal

Throughout this season Mike Minihane will be taking a look back at Swindon Town’s first season in the ‘big time’, following the promotion to Division Two for the 1963/64 season. After the highs of big match opponents, Mike continues with a review of October 1963… Top of the Charts – You’ll Never Walk Alone; Gerry and the Pacemakers. Who would

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50 Years On: 1963/64 September – Swindon in the big time for the first time

1963/64 Swindon Town squad with manager Bert Head
Back row: McPherson , Wollen, Atkins, Turner, Harvey, Morgan, Lloyd.
Third row: Plumb, Trollope, Hallett, French, Hicks, Smith, Smart, Dawson, Summerbee.
Second row: Thorburn, Shergold, Griffin, Rogers, Hellin, Stevens, Leggett, Huxford, Woodruff, Sproates, Peapell.
Front row: Lewis, Tabor, Harber, Darcy, Cousins (trainer), Head (manager), Morse (secretary), Colsell, Hunt, Ling, James.
Seated: Critchley, Hedges, Corbett, Wrintmore, Hedges

Throughout this season Mike Minihane will be taking a look back at Swindon Town’s first season in the ‘big time’, following the promotion to Division Two for the 1963/64 season. Mike continues with a review of September 1963, a tough month seeing games against Manchester City, Leeds United and Sunderland… Top of the Charts:  She Loves You – The Beatles

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50 Years On: 1963/64 August – Swindon in the big time for the first time

1963-64 First Goal

Throughout this season Mike Minihane will be taking a look back at Swindon Town’s first season in the ‘big time’, following the promotion to Division Two for the 1963/64 season. Mike starts with a review of August 1963 which included games against Scunthorpe United, Grimsby Town and Portsmouth… Prime Minister – Alec Douglas-Home (as a 15 year old schoolboy I

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