1950s Bristol City v Brighton

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    large crowds at Ashton Gate. Highest attendance – 43,335 v. Preston North End (16 February 1935)

    The club's nickname is "The Robins", and a robin featured on the club's badge from 1976 to 1994. Official club merchandise, including replica kits, still has a label showing a robin. An attempt by the club to alter the badge was abandoned after it was criticised fiercely by fans.

    Harry Dolman became chairman in 1949, a post he would hold for over 30 years. An engineer who had bought out the firm he worked for, he designed the first set of floodlights installed at Ashton Gate in the early 1950s. The late 1950s were a better time for City, with a five year stay in the Second Division, a league they returned to for a further spell in 1965.

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    1. michael.burton5896 58 months ago | reply

      thank you.my dad is in the photo he is half way down on the left hair combed back and wearing a tie he would be about 23yrs old his name is charlie Burton who sadly died in may 2010 he was 83 what a wonderful discovery.thanks

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