In this section of the museum we share with you photo’s and details of some the men who have been the club’s “Mr Posh”.
So far we have found seven Mr Posh’s; Mick Jones, John Mason, Tom Keeble, Neville McAlpine, “jolly” Jack Carmichael, Dusty Hall and A.L. Hughes but are lacking information on them.
If you know of any other Mr Posh’s or have any more information on any of the Mr Posh’s please contact us at email@example.com so that we can update this page of the museum.
Page last updated: 30 December 2018
Current Mr Posh, Mick, has been Mr Posh since 1991 – over 25 years!
Born in London, Mick moved to Peterborough when he was just 4 years old. As well as being Mr Posh, Mick, a father of three, is well known for being in a band ‘the Big Four’ where he played bass guitar as well as being the lead singer, and went on to perform as a solo singer in and around Peterborough. He played on the same bill as stars such as Billy Fury, Marty Wilde, The Searchers, Billy J Kramer, Russ Conway and Matt Munro from the 1960’s plus Chicory Tip, Marmalade and the Fortunes from the 1970’s.
John who lived in Charles Street, Peterborough made his Mr Posh debut at Old Trafford Manchester on Saturday 24th January 1976 when Posh were beaten by Manchester Utd 3-1 in the 4th Round of the FA Cup.
Tom made his first appearance as Mr Posh in 1953 (seen here in the picture) proudly escorting fans by train to London to support the club in its application for membership to the Football League. Sadly his appearance didn’t have much of an effect as Posh only received 6 votes and had to wait until 1960 to be elected into the Football League.
Sadly we have very little information about Nevin.
What we do know though is that he was Mr Posh during the clubs successful era of non-league football in the 1950’s.
Nevin made a one-off return as Mr Posh for Posh’s first game in the second tier of the Football League on 15th August 1992 against Derby County. As a result that day we had two Mr Posh’s present, Nevin and Mick Jones!
Yes it’s true, Posh legend Jack Carmichael was once Mr Posh!
Jack was forced to recall his famous fall as Mr Posh at the Posh Supporters Trust launch event back in March 2003 at the Cresset, Bretton. Jack went base over apex as he trotted out onto the pitch as Mr Posh one night and was quoted as saying “When I collected the costume, I told the bloke in the shop I would get him front page coverage and I kept my word!”
If anyone has a photo of Jack as Mr Posh that we could add to this section, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Alfred ‘Dusty’ Hall who lived in Lincoln Road, Peterborough was Mr Posh for over 25 years.
Pictured here, Dusty is painting his hat with the famous ‘Up the Posh’ slogan in preparation for Posh’s 4th Round FA Cup tie against Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough in January 1960.
Dusty died aged 79 in 1969.
Sadly we don’t have much information about the very first Mr Posh, all we know is that his name was Mr. A.L. Hughes and his tenure as Mr. Posh was circa 1945.
Please let us know if you have any information or a photo of this Mr. Posh please contact us at email@example.com.