LOOKING BACK: Fans for the memories - Posh faithful over the years

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This week’s pictures focus on the faithful fans who support Posh through thick and thin –from a sunny Wembley to a night at a desolate London Road for a game with Chester.

The main picture shows fans at Wembley for the 1992 Peterborough United Third Division play off.

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It was the club’s first visit to Wembley and turned out to be one of the greatest days in the club’s history with Ken Charlery’s two goals securing a 2-1 win over Stockport and promotion.

Do you recognise yourself in the picture or the one taken outside Wembley?

It was a far cry from the Fletton supporters pictured top left at the railway station presumably on their way to an away game. Fans were certainly more smartly dressed in those days.

The picture below it is also taken at a train station. It was the 1961 FA Cup game in which Posh beat Newcastle. This was taken in Newcastle but I don’t know if it was before or after the game. The photograph (far right) of the boy and man holding a Posh banner was taken during the game.

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The picture (right) shows some boisterous but good humoured fans on the pitch after a game. I would guess it was the last home game of the season. Can anyone confirm that and the date it was taken.

The final picture is a far cry from the other joyous pictures.

It was taken on February 16, 1983, when just 1,661 hardy fans turned up at London Road for an encounter with Chester. It was the club’s lowest attendance... and to make it even worse Posh lost 0-1.

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