There's an intriguing piece in that March 1967 Swindon Town programme about the possible introduction of Sunday football. In particular note this vehement opposition:
"Sunday soccer? Not for me: bottle throwing, bad and obscene language, fighting on the terraces and on the streets, windows of motor coaches smashed, supporters beaten up, vandalism and train wrecking. Is that your idea of a quiet pleasant Sunday afternoon?"
Now that's an exaggerated, fearful almost Mary Whitehouseish view. But, nonetheless, it's a telling riposte to those who have an entirely rose-tinted view of the 1960s. Yes, I'm afraid things like that did happen forty-five years ago.
And, looking at various Torquay United squads over the years, I often need to stop and think about certain players. There's a couple here, initials and all: A G Barnett and m J Chilcott.
J Evans, of course, was a home-spun international. At bowls.