Memories and memorabilia from Shirley James, a big fan who used to live close to the Vetch from the 1930s to the 1950s. She loved the atmosphere around the stadium before and after matches. She loved, and she still does, the Swans!
She kept a scrapbook in the 1950s and collected souvenirs from the time. Her passion is also testified by a patch she herself made for her blazer, shaping it around the model of a photograph she had cut out from a newspaper article. She kept that article, along with many others, in a diary about Swansea AFC’ players and matches she used to write when she was a teenager.
Here’s a scrapbook she kept in 1950. It includes her assessment of a young Ivor Allchurch.