Now in his 70s, Mr Booth says being a part of the World Cup Final was a day he will never forget.
He said: ”I was about 22 at the time and I was working in London.
The spectators helped to carry them through.“After the match I went to the hotel where the team came out with the trophy, I think it was in Kensington, and I celebrated well into the night.
The whole country was behind the team and Alf Ramsay and we were all hoping that they would win, which they did.”An avid sports fan, Mr Booth is a former director of AFC Telford and has worked as chairman of the trustees of the Rotary Clubs of Telford & Wrekin Trust Fund for a number of years, regularly involved with the borough’s Tree of Light campaign.
The trust handles donations made to the Rotary and puts it towards good use by charities.
Mike Swales, 81, Bridgnorth Walk’s oldest member 2016, Ludlow Road, Bridgnorth:“I sat there with my two boys watching it, they were three and just a newborn.
Jamaica was preparing to host its first Commonwealth Games in Kingston.
Thirty-seven competitors took part in Ludlow Angling Club’s open competition.And, in a small square at the top of the Shropshire Star’s back page, there was a passing reference to the fact England had just won the World Cup.By today’s standards, press coverage of England’s World Cup win 50 years ago today was distinctly low-key.But while the World Cup is today the flagship of the sporting calendar, back in 1966 it was still really in it infancy.England, along with the other home nations, had refused to enter the tournament until 1950, ostensibly because it meant playing against their wartime enemies, but probably more down to resentment of foreign interference in what was still perceived as a British game.He was just a young man of 22 when he saw England storm to victory at Wembley Stadium.