Latest Updates

These are the latest updates to the Watford Gold website. Please check in regularly to see what’s new.

28th January 2024:

Item of the Week    1956 Youth Team Germany Tour Pennant

21st January 2024:

Item of the Week    Set of Watford player testimonial tankards

14th January 2024:

Item of the Week    1888/89 Herts Cup Medal (Watford’s first trophy)

3rd January 2024:

Herts FA    Added a further three medals to the section

2nd January 2024:

The Reg Saphin Collection    Profile and photos of our 1950s goalkeeper

21st December 2023:

Herts FA    Added further items to the section

18th December 2023:

Item of the Week    Gary Penrice 1989 Match-Worn Shirt

11th December 2023:

Item of the Week    Elton John Caricature by Terry Challis

11th December 2023:

Herts FA    Memorabilia section added

10th December 2023:

3rd December 2023:

Item of the Week    1929 Watford vs. Preston North End Match Ticket

26th November 2023:

Item of the Week    1936/37 Supporters Club Badge

14th September 2023:

1936/37 Player Giveaways    Collectors photos updated with further information

18th August 2023:

Item of the Week    Vintage Watford FC Postcards

6th August 2023:

Item of the Week    The 4th Division Champions Trophy

6th August 2023:

Prototype Shirts    1993 away and 1995 home shirts added

3rd August 2023:

Match-Worn Shorts    New Memorabilia section added

29th July 2023:

Added 77/78 4th Division trophy and 88/89 FA Youth Cup medal

24th July 2023:

Item of the Week    Watford FC Women and Watford Ladies FC memorabilia

30th June 2023:

Item of the Week    Andre Gray’s 2019 FA Cup Final boots

21st June 2023:

Match Balls    Added several new balls from the 2000s

13th June 2023:

Item of the Week    2000-2005 Display of the Season trophy

10th June 2023:

Kevin Hollins    Items added to his page in ‘Memorabilia Collections’ fan page.

5th June 2023:

Item of the Week    1987/88 match worn goalkeeper shirt

30th May 2023:

Item of the Week    1974 (circa) Wire Blazer Badge

29th May 2023:

Tours Around the World   New section in the History section, including both tours of China

26th May 2023:

1982 New Zealand Tour   Memorabilia from the Kiwi tour

20th May 2023:

Watford Museum Football Gallery    Added new section in the History Page

15th May 2023:

Watford St. Mary’s    Added fixtures for 1891/92 and fixed 1886/87 (Thanks to Steve Brown)

24th April 2023:

Badges    More than 350 badges uploaded from the Brodrick Collection

13th April 2023:

Item of the Week    Watford FC Silver Salver Presented by Canterbury FA

6th April 2023:

Item of the Week    1902 Magazine Page of Watford in Action

8th March 2023:

The Golden Boys Online    Online publication of Oli Phillips’ ‘The Golden Boys’ (2001)

28th February 2023:

The Centenary History Online    Fully-searchable online publication of the Centenary History

20th February 2023:

The Kevin Hollins Collection    Memorabilia, including Centenary and 2006 Play-Off Final

15th February 2023:

Item of the Week    Oli Phillips’ excellent Official Centenary History of Watford FC book

11th February 2023:

A History of Watford FC’s History    A history of history!

8th February 2023:

Item of the Week    2018/19 knitted players!

6th February 2023:

1976/77 Fixture List    Filling a gap in the collection!

30th January 2023:

Item of the Week    The 1987 Great Wall of China Cup

22nd January 2023:

The Josh Baynes Collection    Great collection of match-worn shirts and gloves

20th January 2023:

The Mike Smith Collection   Showing rare early postcards, badges and great fan photos
Josh Baynes Shirts   Including 2019 FA Cup Final and 2023 poppy shirts

13th January 2023:

Item of the Week    1976/77 Match-Worn Home Shirt

10th January 2023:

Supporters’ Club Badges   Feature on the badges issued to the SC over the years
History of the Watford Supporters Club    Special two page feature
Cassio Road Scale Model    ’00’ gauge model of the Watford ground in 1921

9th January 2023:

Match-Worn Shirts    A further 12 match-worn shirts added – we’ve now passed 100 shirts (with plenty more still to go!)

6th January 2023:

Item of the Week    Ken Furphy’s 1968/69 promotion tankard

4th January 2023:

Poppy Shirts    Added 2022 home, away and goalkeeper poppy shirts
Handbooks   Added several new handbook covers to the section
Soft Toys   Added new section, that one’s going to get messy!

30th December 2022:

Match-Worn Shirts    Added 12 new 1990s to 2010s shirts

28th December 2022:

Other Clubs and Associations   New memorabilia section – Collection of local football badges

25th December 2022:

Christmas Item of the Week    Terry Challis Christmas card

20th December 2022:

Item of the Week    1965 Coach Banner

19th December 2022:

Match-Worn Shirts    Added 10 1980s, 90s and 00s shirts, including Centenary versions.
Watford on Film    Added 4 new videos, including vs. Manchester United, 1950.

12th December 2022:

1953 Fine Art   Added two 1953 ink drawings by Andrew Freeth to the ‘Paintings’ section.

6th December 2022:

Item of the Week    1914/15 Whites vs. Stripes Programme

30th November 2022:

Watford on Film    New video section added in ‘History’, including a 1922 match.

29th November 2022:

Item of the Week    1969-1972 Match worn home shirt

23rd November 2022:

Match Worn Shirts    Now sorted into decades and 10 new 1970s and 1980s shirts added

20th November 2022:

Item of the Week   1920 Watford vs. Southampton Programme

12th November 2022:

Item of the Week    Watford and the ‘Great War’

6th November 2022:

Item of the Week    2017 Poppy Badge

4th November 2022:

Match Gloves   Added new memorabilia section

3rd November 2022:

Fixture Lists    Added 20 vintage fixture lists going back to 1924.

30th October 2022:

Item of the Week   2017 British Legion/Watford FC Poppy badge.

27th October 2022:

Tickets   New memorabilia section added.
1911 Away Programme   The oldest first team away programme that we know of!

24th October 2022:

Item of the Week   1937 Watford vs. Luton Programme

20th October 2022:

  • Links to the Watford FC Archive updated to refer to the new (improved!) site.
  • Added new match-worn shirts and match-used balls.

16th October 2022:

Item(s) of the Week   Watford POPPY Shirts

13 October 2022:

Match Worn Boots    Added 5 pairs of match worn boots, including Furlong and Deeney

9th October 2022:

Item of the Week    Andrew Freeth painting ‘Football in the Snow at Watford’

2nd October 2022:

Item of the Week   Jim Bonser’s Watford FC Car Mascot

16th September 2022:

Item of the Week   Prototype Match Shirts

4th September 2022:

Item of the Week   1920s Motorbike football at Vicarage Road

28th August 2022:

Item of the Week   Terry Challis Seminal Painting of Elton John astride a giant hornet

24th August 2022:

100 Years at Vicarage Road Book Launch   on 27th August at the Hornet Shop.

22nd August 2022:

Darran Gillions Collection Feature   Including match-worn shirts, match balls and rare Troy Deeney boots.

21st August 2022:

Item of the Week   1890s Bailey’s turnstile, used at Cassio Road and Vicarage Road grounds.

15th August 2022:

Item of the Week   1919 Team Photo at Cassio Road

11th August 2022:

100 Years at The Vic Road Exhibition Highlights   of the Watford Museum exhibition, 6th August to 24th September 2022.

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