What a day in the history of St Georges Square! Town against all the odds had gained promotion to the Premier League. The team with a meagre budget had amazed the pundits. We believed and yes there we were massed in our thousands, shoulder to shoulder. The triumphal open top bus, the jubilant Terrier team, manager Wagner and owner Dean Hoyle came into view amidst the deafening chants and cheers. The trophy was visible for us all to see.

The atmosphere was electric; a blue and white army, chanting, cheering, celebrating, welcoming our heroes back to a Northern town – the birthplace of Harold Wilson, whose statue draped in Town colours looked on in the midst of the square. There was a sea of blue and white; children on parents’ shoulders, fans adorned with scarves waving flags and with the proud stone lion on Lion Chambers draped in a blue and white scarf. Even the rain later didn’t dampen our enthusiasm. It was a day that will go down in the history of the Square and one I certainly will never forget.