The ‘Football History Map of England and Wales’… Putting Bideford on the Map

In the early 1970s John Bartholomew & Son produced the ‘Football History Map of England and Wales’ as part of their series of pictorial and historical maps…

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Created by John Carvosso, the stylised square kits and re-rendered club crests gave it an iconic look that remains hugely popular among football supporters. In the years just before more intricate kit designs arrived this was all that was required.
It was a best seller among maps which gave a generation of football fans a solid foundation in geography… well we knew where the towns with football clubs were, at least.

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Non-league sides were also included in the badge section, with teams like Anstey Nomads, Bideford, Bishops Stortford, Prestwich Hayes, Buxton, Marlow, Marine, Tooting & Mitcham United and the Metropolitan Police all getting a mention.

We are now working hard on ‘Got, Not Got 2′ but you can still get last year’s model. (Cunning punk rock reference). Don’t leave it too long however, we hear that supplies are getting low… Available from branches of WH Smith and Waterstones or online here

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1 Response to The ‘Football History Map of England and Wales’… Putting Bideford on the Map

  1. Paul says:

    Aah the magnificent Cod Army sporting the town crest back then. I could look at the crests on this all day if allowed.

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