Football funeral cards popular for years

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Re Alex Evans article about football funeral cards in the 1890s, Green Un Retro, August 26.

The first one appeared in late October, 1891 after United beat Wednesday 5-0 in a friendly and appears in the book Sheffield United the first 100 years by Denis Clarebrough published in 1989.

Written on a funeral card with a crucifix on top it reads, In loving remembrance of the Sheffield Wednesday Football Team who were safely put to rest on Monday, October 26, at Bramall Lane.

Poor old Wednesday were fairly done, when United beat them five to none; although they lost they did their best, so let them quietly take their rest.

I have not seen any other cards but apparently they remained popular for a few years.

Up the Blades.

Mr H

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