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Memory Lane schooldays: England memento for young footballers


By Chris Hornby


Pupils at St James Boys’ School in Lynn were delighted when they were showered with football mementoes during a school assembly in late January, 1989.

Our Lynn News picture shows Mr Noel Watkin, a retired headmaster from the Isle of Wight, presenting members of the school football team with an England pennant signed by the manager, Bobby Robson.

Archive Picture from the Files of the Lynn News for the Monthly Lookback Feature..England Football memento presented to St James Boys School KL, MLNF-89606..LN Page 37 Tuesday Jan 31st 1989. (6826040)
Archive Picture from the Files of the Lynn News for the Monthly Lookback Feature..England Football memento presented to St James Boys School KL, MLNF-89606..LN Page 37 Tuesday Jan 31st 1989. (6826040)

England stickers and photographs and Arsenal booklets were handed out to the young players.

Mr Watkin made the gift because he was so impressed with the boys’ football knowledge when he was guest speaker at a school assembly in 1988. Mr Watkin had been working as a relief teacher at St James.

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