The Black-And-White Years: England Squad Depart For 1970 World Cup

Ollie Irish

26th, February 2010

By Ollie Irish


The England squad at Heathrow Airport prior to departing for Mexico and the 1970 World Cup finals. Check out Jeff Astle (right) playing a record on a portable record player as he waits with Emlyn Hughes (left, in the hat) and Geoff Hurst (centre) for their flight to be called.

A portable record player! It was the iPod of its day, apparently.

Photo: PA

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