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Havering Museum to host Boro legends in 50th anniversary event

PUBLISHED: 12:30 04 May 2017

Volume four of the history of Romford Football Club is being launched at a special event at Havering Museum on May 13

Volume four of the history of Romford Football Club is being launched at a special event at Havering Museum on May 13

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Romford FC marks 1967 Southern League title win

Romford Football Club won the Southern League title on May 13, 1967 and Havering Museum are making the occasion with a special event next weekend.

Five former Boro legends will recall their time at the club’s old Brooklands ground and there will also be a chance to share memories of watching the Romford Bombers speedway team.

Special guests include Roy Sanders, who is Boro’s record appearance holder having played over 800 games and scored 133 goals, including one against Worcester that helped secure the title.

Tom Barnett played 529 times and scored a record 223 first-team goals, while Barry Cappi played 240 games for Boro and scored 93 goals and Bill Brown scored 50 goals in 120 games alongside Barnett.

John Suters was first-team coach alongside managers Harry Clarke, Ray Freeman and Dave Bickles and later became the England under-18 coach and has many memories of the 1977-78 season when Romford just missed out on promotion back to the Southern League Premier Division.

To coincide with the special event, Terry Felton and John Haley will be launching volume four of their history of Romford FC, subtitled ‘Up the Boro!’ which covers the years 1959 to 1967 and costs £15.

Tickets are priced at £3.50 and must be booked in advance as numbers are limited. Call 01708 766571 or email hmmarketing@btconnect.com.

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