Watford FC Historical Photographs Thread

Discussion in 'The Golden Years' started by Stevohorn, Feb 24, 2019.

  1. Scalexman

    Scalexman Reservist

    Steve Terry was the worst for it!
     
  2. Captain Fantastic

    Captain Fantastic Academy Graduate




    Hi
    Do you know name of photographer who took these photos ?
     
  3. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

  4. Carpster

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    Tbere was some crowd photograph's of the main stand from the 70's displayed in the Museum. Would love some copies of of those A few of my Dad and me. Anybody here know if they ever kept displays like this?
     
  5. Captain Fantastic

    Captain Fantastic Academy Graduate

    Just wondered as my dad was photographer for the Watford Observer back then ,and took alot of black and white photos at the Watford matches.Not sure if he was at that match .I do remember it though as I was living in Bushey ,and the club gave out pens with the score on them .I have some team member photos somewhere .
    I remember sitting behind the goal with dad as he took photos when I was in my teens,1978 on .Great club and pleased were at the Semis again ,remember watching them at old Wembley stadium with dad ,when we last reached the semis,was it Bolton ,cant remember now .
     
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  6. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    Bolton was the play off final in 99.. won 2-0 at the old Wembley. Last semi was at the new Wembley vs Palace and we unfortunately lost.

    What's your dads name if you don't mind me asking?
     
  7. WillisWasTheWorst

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    Weird punctuation. Well done.
     
  8. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    I'm in contact with a lady called Sarah.. the wfc archivist at the museum. I'll ask her for you.
     
  9. Captain Fantastic

    Captain Fantastic Academy Graduate

    Dads name Mike Dellow ,he was on Watford Observer and Chief Photographer at Evening Echo,Hemel Hempstead.Hes 86 now and has been fighting colon cancer for last three years.He lives in Lincs now but was a really good photographer ,and also took loads when Elton took over .
     
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  10. Captain Fantastic

    Captain Fantastic Academy Graduate

    Sorry about my writing ,never was much good at English at school .
     
  11. Captain Fantastic

    Captain Fantastic Academy Graduate

    Sorry,thanks for your help .
     
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  12. Carpster

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    Thank you so much. Would mean so much to get a few copies.
     
  13. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    Name rings a bell. I will have a search around to see if i can find any of his pics.. also ask on the Hornet history on facebook.
     
  14. Captain Fantastic

    Captain Fantastic Academy Graduate

    Thanks
     
  15. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    Hi sorry i wasn't quicker getting back to you but i was waiting to see if anyone could come up with more than i did.
    The thing is most of the old photos i see are credited to either "Watford Observer" or another news agency. The photographer is rarely credited unfortunately. I personally have a large collection of vintage wfc photos but i wouldnt have a clue who took them.

    I did however find two things out about your father. From this article.. https://www.watfordobserver.co.uk/n...ellow-is-focus-of-attention-on-80th-birthday/ (which i guess you would have seen) stating that he was with the WO in two spells the last time being 1983 to 1989, pretty much THE golden era of the club (current times notwithstanding)
    I also found out he snapped the iconic image of Paul McCartney meeitng his then Girlfriend Jane Asher at Watford Palace Theater in 1965.. https://www.watfordobserver.co.uk/n...ccartney-pops-into-watford-for-a-fishing-rod/ Now there's a claim to fame!

    If i can work out any specific WFC photos that your dad took i will post them here for you.
     

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