The Death Cartoon Of Aston Villa

The Death Cartoon of Aston Villa

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.


The Death Cartoon Of Aston Villa

The Death Cartoon Of Aston Villa


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

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  1. It was the last league match of the 1958/9 season in Division One. the club were relegated for only the second time in the league since its inauguration season 1888/9. finishing in the penultimate position of 22 clubs. attendance 48,281
    spectators Particularly painful match as it was against local Midland rivals. Team: Sims; Lynn, Winton; Crowe, Dugdale
    Saward, Myerscough, Dixon, Hitchens,Wylie and Mc Parland.

    • Excellent – thanks for the added information!

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