|Accrington Stanley Football Club - probably 1958 (Click over photo to enlarge)|
Lots of Haslingden folk supported their local professional football league team which was Blackburn Rovers, Burnley or Accrington Stanley. The bus from Haslingden (I think it was No.4 and may still be) were always busy on Saturday afternoons, especially with fans of Accrington Stanley
2nd December 2015 - Derek Whittaker kindly added:
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"Stanley" Milk Advert on You Tube
In the 1980s, Accrington Stanley was mentioned in a television advert for milk, which brought the club to the attention of the general public. The advertisement featured two young boys in Liverpool replica shirts and made reference to Accrington Stanley's obscurity in comparison to Liverpool's success at the time.
Boy 1: "Milk! Urghh!"
Boy 2: "It's what Ian Rush drinks."
Boy 1: "Ian Rush?"
Boy 2: "Yeah, And he said if I didn't drink lots of milk, when I grow up, I'll only be good enough to play for Accrington Stanley."
Boy 1: "Accrington Stanley, who are they?"
Boy 2: "Exactly"
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Maureen Gidley added (11th May 2017): Oh Bryan what glorious memories! I've still got my old Stanley scrapbooks and, like you the 6d photos from Garth Dawson's. In my eyes Stanley could do no wrong, so woe betide anyone who dare criticise! After moving from Clayton to Accy I used to walk my dog past the Avenue Parade house (49?) to see if there were any players around. Happy days!