ANY TEAM COLOURS OF YOUR CHOICE added on request
A scene inspired by early childhood visits by the artist to various midlands football stadiums in early childhood with his grandfather. Though he set the fashions a decade prior, little had changed. Could be a northern or London matchday. The ground is generic.
As a player or manager arrives and he is surrounded by autograph hunters, his glamorous lady friend is the giveaway this is the mid 1950s.
The artists Aunt was engaged to Welsh and Arsenal football Bryn Jones during this period who was the biggest transfer fee of the day when transferred to Arsenal from Wolves. His Aunt though a brunette dressed like this and even in her 70s was always in red lipstick and dressed glamorously. They have a cap and shirt of Bryn Jones. In the end they never married but the aunt always had complimentary tickets to various midlands grounds hence frequent visits in childhood.
Though subtitled "Up the Albion" , the rattle name can be changed to whatever teams you wish In the prints, the whole colours can be changed eg if you wanted Aston Villa or West Ham claret and blue scarves can be added instead of the blue or white colours v black and white of Newcastle for eg. Any colours are possible . Ideal gift for your lifelong football fan grandfather.