What Ever Happened To Gladys Protheroe ?

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by With A Smile, Apr 20, 2013.

  1. With A Smile

    With A Smile First Team

    I haven't heard of her for years
     
  2. V Crabro

    V Crabro Reservist

    Well she would be about 120 years old now!
     
  3. closed account

    closed account Reservist

    Her age did tend to fluctuate a bit! I recall her being in her 80s a few games after her 90th!!
     
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  4. SouthernHornet

    SouthernHornet Reservist

  5. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    Gladys was a Watford supporting octogenarian who tried to get her birthday greetings read out at every away game back in the 1990's or there abouts.

    Actualy she was the invention of a guy called Simon Cheetham, who is an author/punk rock musician/Watford fan from Stone near Aylesbury.
    http://www.bsad.org/reviews/books2.html

    Hope that clears it up for you :)





    PS It seems Gladys isnt dead yet.. she's on twitter.. https://twitter.com/GladysProtheroe
     
  6. tom bola

    tom bola Reservist

    Always thought was about as funny as persistent diohorria.

    What happened to that Mutley bloke, who was a terrace legend of the early 90s.
     
  7. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Won the lottery.
     
  8. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Was this a live action, audio version of "wages?"
     
  9. bert slater

    bert slater Reservist

    Kind of remember a mutley . What about wolfie who used to flog progs( he used to walk pass vic rd end when rookery was being built) to howls of baying wearwolves.

    I have a confession . Naughty old Bert gave Glad a good seeing to in the Red Lion toilets and Im afraid it was all a bit much for the old girl. As you all know i was in goal in the 60s and the old girl wanted to be a WAG gawd bless 'er. Yes I m afraid I did for dear old Glad.
     
  10. Timbers

    Timbers Apeman

    Still doing the same along with 'programmes' Dave. Just had a big trim though!
     
  11. Rontaylor

    Rontaylor Reservist

    I'm probably the only one old enough to remember another character (from the 1960s) Tony.

    He ran the flower stall in the old Market. Very thin, always wore a straw boater.

    He would always arrive just at beginning of 2nd half (I suspect getting in free) he'd stand on the terrace between the Vic and the East Stand. When he arrived he'd be greeted by everyone like Norm in Cheers. Always shouted the same thing "One more Watford" regardless of the score.
     
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2013
  12. Mighty Mo

    Mighty Mo Reservist

    What did happen to Mutley?
     
  13. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    We have Methuselah as another celebrity fan......;)
     
  14. bert slater

    bert slater Reservist

    A lot of people used to get in free in 60s. they used to slide back the big gates set in the wall quite early in 2nd half and people walking along vic rd would often stop have a look in or simply walk in and watch the game.
    Btw when I was a kid my old man used to watch from the vic rd and I used to climb the railings to get behind the shrodells where an alley ran to the rookery end. used to run over the cinder corner gathering a few blackberrys when in season(old man never forked out for a burger) then into rook for a sing along with all the skinheads. Then 5 mins before end of game journey in reverse minus blackberries back to unsuspecting old man. Anyone else do the same?
     
  15. iamofwfc

    iamofwfc Squad Player

    I thought Mutley was more famous in the 80's?
     
  16. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    I remember Mutley. Got loads of stick at each game for a fair few years. Looked like he never washed but fairly harmless. This is probably wrong did I not here he got stabbed at West Ham and just stopped going. Could we be wrong but vaguely remeber hearing this a few years ago.
     
  17. El distraído

    El distraído Johnny Foreigner

  18. harvivia

    harvivia Academy Graduate

    Was at Stockport in 2000 where not only did they announce her 90th birthday but also went to trouble of inviting her onto the pitch at ht to collect a bouquet of flowers. Cue much embarrassment when 'she' refused to make herself known and the flowers remained unclaimed.

    Stockport were relegated to the Conference North on Saturday.
     
  19. Shakespearo

    Shakespearo Reservist

    Any news of Cameron?
     
  20. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Broadmoor?
     
  21. zztop

    zztop Eurovision Winner 2015

    I used to sell the Golden Goal tickets in Vicarage Road outside the ground. I'd shout out "Get your ticket here! Only 25p each, or three for a pound".

    It was amazing how many asked for a pound's worth and went away quite happy with three tickets.
     
  22. Since63

    Since63 Reservist

    I hope you retrospectively investigated and arrested yourself for fraud...
     
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  23. Sahorn

    Sahorn Reservist

    That’s because they didn’t understand this new Decimal system in 1971.

    Surprised a watching Peeler didn’t nab you for your fraudulent activity, although the police back then were just as bright as they are now!

    Great that you’re still going :) ...
     
  24. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    No but if you do he owes me a fiver from Brighton away sometime in the 90's, can't remember when except we lost 3-0 and were rubbish
     
  25. With A Smile

    With A Smile First Team

    What ever happened to the long scarf that use to hand from the front of the Rouse ?
     
  26. Sort of OK

    Sort of OK Reservist

    And that bloke who used to shout 'you despicable little man' to the referee several times every game from the Vic Rd terrace before its demise.
     
  27. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    I think it's now the prime minister.
     
  28. leighton buzzard horn

    leighton buzzard horn Squad Player

    I think that terrace in Stockport is where Gladys' soul was left forever.
     
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  29. ST1968

    ST1968 Academy Graduate

    How criminal. Report him Officer
     

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