Deeley celebrates one of his goals in the 1960 FA Cup Final
It was a case of so near yet so far as Wolves failed by just one
point to be the first team of the 20th century to achieve the coveted
league and cup double. (The distinction was to go to Tottenham Hotspur
just 12 months later).
They knew when they stepped out on to the sacred Wembley turf
that they had already surrendered their title crown of the previous
two previous years to Burnley.
To win the FA Cup they needed to defeat another Lancashire side,
An own goal plus a brace from Norman Deeley gave Wolves a 3-0
A familiar face was missing from the line-up for the first time
in many years as Billy Wright had retired from the game at the start
of the season.
Cliff mobbed at Danilo: Teenage singing sensation Cliff
Richard was mobbed by adoring fans as he arrived in Cannock for a
concert in the town.
And a famous name from the world of music was in the audience
for the show at the now defunct Danilo Cinema.
However Caruso from Italy was not related to the late virtuoso.
She was a 15-year-old schoolgirl who told reporters she had to see
Cliff live before returning to her home in Naples as there was "no
one quite like him" in her own country.
Cliff Richard, who was visiting the town for the first time, did
two performances at the cinema and explained that his hectic schedule
did not allow him much time to talk to the fans.
Many seemed determined to talk to him and a rush to the stage
by hundreds of screaming girls had to be headed off by police and
Magistrate appeals for people to slow down: Slow down, you
move too fast . . .The Swinging Sixties were here, a wind of change
was blowing through the free world and the pace of life was undoubtedly
It was then ironic that they opened with a heartfelt plea to the
people of the West Midlands to slow down.
South Staffordshire stipendiary magistrate Kenneth Wood's appeal
was directed to the region's motoprists and came on the very first
day of a decade which would see a man on the moon before it had
In an attempt to stem the ever
mounting tide of casualties on the roads Mr Wood said motorists
should make a conscious effort to drive everywhere 5mph slower than
"The difference it will make to your enjoyment, to the time of
your journey and to your business interests will, I venture to say,
be negligible," he told his court in Wolverhampton.
"But if you will only make and keep this new year resolution it
may well be that by the end of 1960 there will be a significant
reduction in the road casualty figures for the 12 months."
' Go and jump in the river' new chief told: Passions running
high at the parish council . . . Within minutes of being elected chairman
of Essington parish council Mr H C Mountfield was told he could "go
and jump in the river" during a fiery echange with fellow councillor
The row was over road surfaces in Essington's Westcroft ward.
Councillor Adams had produced a reply from the county surveyor
to a letter he had written complaining about the surafces at which
chairman accused him of duplicating the work of the parish clerk.
To this Adams had replied: "If I can get more done by writing
or going to see people I shall do it and you can go and jump in
Tempers had cooled by the time Councillor Mountfield enjoyed the
more pleasant task of introducing his newly-elected wife to the
council - the first time in more than 10 years there had been a
husband and wife team on board.
A more Christian attitude:
Is it not time we adopted a more Christian and intelligent
attitude to Germany?
The most violent critics of the Germans often seem to be those
who have never been to the country themselves - at least in peace
To call the appearance of several slogans and the desecration
of a synagogue proof of a resurgence in Nazism shows a complete
failure to understand the situation in Germany.
The enormous publicity given to these acts done by a few people,
probably irresponsible young people, tends to give us a distorted
picture of the whole affair.
Surely an attitude of continued distrust towards Germany cannot
do any good.
D B Simmonds,
St Jude's Vicarage, Tettenhall Road, Wolverhampton.