NOSTALGIA: At the heart of Alnwick’s football scene

Alnwick Harts FC, 1951-2.
Alnwick Harts FC, 1951-2.

This picture, provided by Margaret Givens, features Alnwick Harts Football Club in the 1951-2 season.

Her brother Patrick McGuigan is in the middle row on the right.

“We always knew when they had won,” Margaret said. “You could hear him whistling on the corner as he made his way home.”

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