World cup final 1966
Perhaps others can contribute
their memories of that day. Chances are you were on a
hill-top as well. - Streak.
THAT Cup Final
On 30 July 1966 I was on a hill-top in Sabah. It was
night-time when the final started, and although I was not,
and still am not a football fan, I did realise the massive
significance of the occasion. Yorky Armstrong was on the
next hill, probably about 25 miles away and was a keen
follower of the game. I had a radio and he didn't ! Modern
technology came to his aid though, as the Tellurometers we
were using were brilliant at voice carrying, and placing the
mike by the radio gave him a clear uninterrupted commentary.
I was not on a hill top but at my home in
Sibu. The first knowledge I had that the world cup was on
came in the early hours of the morning when the telephone
ringing woke me. On picking up the receiver I was greeted
with "We Won" repeated over and over. Having not the
slightest interest in soccer I had no idea what the speaker,
a slightly inebriated vehicle mechanic, Craftsman Brian
Worthington (previously Sapper) was talking about until he
enlightened me that England had won the Football World Cup.
Nowadays one would have to be completely deaf
and blind not to know that it was occurring, not so then,
news was NEWS, if you didn't turn to the sports pages one
was not bombarded with such trivia as football or the
results of reality TV.
hear from some others!