The World Cup Years: The England WAGs Of 1966

Ollie Irish

13th, May 2010


By Ollie Irish

Photo: PA

Wives and girlfriends of the England players gather at the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington, before going to see The Black and White Minstrel Show, on the eve of the 1966 World Cup Final.

From left to right: Leslie Newton (Alan Ball’s fiancee), Judith Hurst (Geoff’s wife), Kay Stiles (Nobby’s wife), Norma Charlton (Bobby’s wife), Mrs Wilson (Ray’s wife – no first name on the original caption), Carol Paine (Terry’s wife) and Ursula Banks (Gordon’s wife).

Ah, how WAGs have changed. For better or worse, I’m not sure.