Archive for March, 2013

Pathé goes personal: communist footballing uncles

March 27, 2013

Here’s an extraordinary thing my sister found the other day. A Pathé Newsreel from 1935 of Hull City practising. Welshman Tabram? That’s my great uncle that is.

Watch it here.

This is him on a cigarette card:


I grew up two doors down from him. He looked the same as he did in 1935. He was a Communist and always got the Morning Star and then the Daily Star. I think the newsagent must have mixed the order up and he didn’t like to say.