Faithful supporters in a painful scene at the graveside
This cartoon belonged to my father and originated from way back in 1959.
It commemorates a day at the Hawthorns, on 29th April 1959, that West Bromwich Albion held Aston Villa to a 1-1 draw, and in doing so, condemned the Villa to relegation to the old 2nd division.
I can find very little information regarding this match except that Aston Villa were leading by a Gerry Hitchens goal and Ronnie Allen scored the Baggies goal.
I know nothing else about this cartoon, if the cartoonist was a Baggies fan or a Villa fan, or where the cartoon came from.
I doubt if the cartoonist would get away drawing the guy on the far right saying “I’ll knock ell o’ t’ missis for this” in these politically correct times.
If you know any-more please leave a comment below…
The Death Cartoon of Aston Villa