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England and the 1966 World CupA Cultural History$
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John Hughson

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780719096150

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719096150.001.0001

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‘An unforgettable day’: memories of England’s World Cup victory

‘An unforgettable day’: memories of England’s World Cup victory

(p.154) 8 ‘An unforgettable day’: memories of England’s World Cup victory
England and the 1966 World Cup

John Hughson

Manchester University Press

Chapter 8 discusses memories of the 1966 World Cup Final. While much discussion in academic work focusses on the theme of collective memory, this chapter concentrates on individual memories. Accordingly, voice is given here to ‘autobiographical memories’ of the 1966 World Cup Final. Given the dearth of primary field-based research, use is made of memory statements provided in the non-academic volume Voices of ’66. The statements raise themes that could be drawn out in a more focussed and substantial oral history research project. The latter half of the chapter switches attention to autobiographical memories of the World Cup Final provided within fictional texts. Here we see rare evidence, allegorical perhaps, of the World Cup Final as a milestone moment in personal lives and as a connecting point in generational relationships.

Keywords:   Autobiographical memory, Collected memory, World Cup Final, Fictional accounts

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