Whitby Town’s Wembley stars reunited

Whitby Town secretary Alan Brown (second left) is congratulated on the club reaching Wembley in April 1965, by Coun Hubert Cummins, chairman of Whitby Urban Council, flanked by Whitby goalscorer Jimmy Mulvaney and captain Eddie Barker
Whitby Town secretary Alan Brown (second left) is congratulated on the club reaching Wembley in April 1965, by Coun Hubert Cummins, chairman of Whitby Urban Council, flanked by Whitby goalscorer Jimmy Mulvaney and captain Eddie Barker

All eight survivors of the Whitby Town side which reached the 1965 FA Amateur Cup final will be back at the Turnbull as part of the club’s 50-year anniversary.

The players, including skipper Eddie Barker, will be reunited at a buffet lunch at the Stables – others welcome too, lunch £7 – and introduced to the crowd at half-time of the Blues’ final home game of the league campaign, against Ashton United, on Saturday April 18.

Videos of the team’s cup run will be broadcast after the game, in the club house.

The Blues first-ever trip to the old Twin Towers saw them come up against Hendon in the final, eventually losing out 3-1.

They repeated the Wembley feat 32 years later by reaching the final of the FA Vase, when Harry Dunn’s side triumphed over North Ferriby in the club’s finest hour.

To see how the Blues won through to Wembley, click here