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Football flashback: Beccles Town FC through the 70s

PUBLISHED: 10:00 12 September 2018 | UPDATED: 11:25 12 September 2018

Beccles Football Club, December 1973. Picture: Archant Library

Beccles Football Club, December 1973. Picture: Archant Library

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For nearly 100 years Beccles Town Football Club has proudly represented the town.

Beccles football at Banham Road, May 1976. Picture: Archant LibraryBeccles football at Banham Road, May 1976. Picture: Archant Library

To celebrate, Enjoy Beccles More have put together a gallery of pictures showcasing the team throughout the 1970s.

Formed in 1919 as Beccles Town Athletic Club, the team got off to a flying start - winning the Suffolk Senior Cup in its first season and then again in 1922.

Beccles football, January 1975. Picture: Archant LibraryBeccles football, January 1975. Picture: Archant Library

And the 70s also proved to be a successful time for The Wherrymen.

In the 1971/72 season the club won the Anglian Combination Division Three - gaining promotion to Division Two.

Beccles football, January 1975. Picture: Archant LibraryBeccles football, January 1975. Picture: Archant Library

During its next campaign the club finished as runners-up before finally earning promotion to Division One the next year.

The club failed to win Division One during the 70s but they did finish as runners-up during the 1976-77 season.

Beccles football, January 1975. Picture: Archant LibraryBeccles football, January 1975. Picture: Archant Library

Beccles Town FC are currently in the process of building a state of the art 3G pitch which is set to benefit generations of young footballers across Waveney for generations to come.

For more information visit: www.becclestownfc.org.uk

























































Beccles football, January 1975. Picture: Archant LibraryBeccles football, January 1975. Picture: Archant Library

Beccles Ladies Football Club team, August 1975. Picture: Archant LibraryBeccles Ladies Football Club team, August 1975. Picture: Archant Library

Beccles Ladies Football Club team, August 1975.Beccles Ladies Football Club team, August 1975.

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