I was very interested to read Mr H’s letter regarding football funeral cards.
They persisted into the 1970s. I recollect a black-edged one given to my father George to commemorate/commiserate the fall from grace of Sheffield Wednesday in April 1970 on a rain-lashed Hillsborough night.
It referred to a ‘death certificate signed by Dr Andrew Stephen’ and ‘witnessed by Mr Eric Taylor’ before a crowd of 45,000.
One must still be around somewhere.