Home programmes from the 1950’s

This section of the website relates to home programmes from the 1950’s (before the Posh were elected into the Football League) and simply shows the front page of a programme from each season with a little information about the game.

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1950/51 Season

1950-51-Hull-Home-Friendly

The match this programme is for is the benefit match for Cliff Woods, Cyril Parrott and Bernie Bryan and was played on 23rd April 1951. Posh lost 4-3 to Hull City in front of a crowd of 10,380.

1951/52 Season

1951-52-Hereford-Home-FAC

This programme was for our FA Cup fourth qualifying round game against Hereford Utd. Played on the 10th November 1951, the match ended 1-1 with Freddie Martin scoring for the Posh in front of 10,061 fans.

1952/53 Season

1952-53-Bristol-R-Home-FAC

This programme was for our FA Cup second round (proper) game against Bristol Rovers. Played on 6th December 1952, the Posh lost 1-0 in front of 15, 286 fans.

1953/54 Season

1953-54-Grays-Home-FAC

This programme was for our FA Cup fourth qualifying round game against Grays Athletic. Played on Saturday 7th November 1953, the Posh won 4-1 in front of 11.200 spectators.

1954/55 Season

1954-55-Boston-Home-FAC

This programme was for our FA Cup fourth qualifying round game against Boston Utd. Played on Saturday 6th November 1954 the Posh lost 2-1 in front of 16,558 fans. Dennis Emery scored the only Posh goal.

1955/56 Season

1955-56-Swindon-Home-FAC

This programme was for our FA Cup second round proper replay game against Swindon Town. Played on Saturday 15th December Posh lost 2-1 in front of 16,672 fans. Once again Dennis Emery scored the only goal for the Posh.

1956/57 Season

1956-57-Bradford-PA-Home-FAC

This programme was for our FA Cup second round proper game against Bradford Park Avenue. Played on Saturday 8th December 1956, Posh won 3-0 in front of 18,618 fans. That day Billy Hails, Andy Donaldson and Dennis Emery (once again) scored the Posh goals.

1957/58

1957-58-Torquay-Home-FAC

This programme was for our FA Cup first round proper game against Torquay Utd. Played on Saturday 16th November 1957 the Posh drew 3-3 in front of 17,743 fans. The goals that day were scored by Andy Donaldson (2) and of course Dennis Emery.

1958/59

1958-59-Fulham-Home-FAC

This programme was for our FA Cup third round proper replay against Fulham. Played on Saturday 24th January 1959 the Posh lost 1-0 in front of 21,600 fans.

1959/60

1959-60-North-Shields-Home-Mid-League

This programme was for our Midland League fixture against North Shields. Played on Saturday 5th September 1959 the Posh won 3-0 in front of a crowd of 7,158. The goals that day were scored by Billy Hails and Dennis Emery (2).