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Sir Bobby's famous suit goes on public display
1:17pm Sunday 8th December 2013 in News
ONE of the country’s most famous items of sporting memorabilia is on public display for the first time.
For the next few weeks, the iconic grey suit Sir Bobby Robson wore to lead England tantalisingly close to World Cup glory at Italia 90 will be on show in Newcastle.
It is the first time the suit has been available for public viewing and is sure to prove a draw for football fans and anyone doing their Christmas shopping in the city centre.
The suit is on display in JG Windows, within the historic Central Arcade, to promote the sale of the Another (K)Night to Remember DVD, which is raising funds for the football legend’s cancer charity.
For generations of football fans, seeing it will evoke memories of what was a very special World Cup campaign when a squad featuring local players Chris Waddle, Paul Gascoigne, Bryan Robson and Peter Beardsley, came so close to reaching the World Cup final.
The heart-wrenching moment when Sir Bobby watched his side go out on penalties in the semi-final against West Germany is etched into English football history.
Helen Mawson of JG Windows says: “We’re thrilled to have such a special piece of footballing history on display here.”
Another (K)Night to Remember includes all the highlights from Sir Bobby Robson – A Celebration, an evening of music, memories and laughter when family, friends, musicians, comedians, football greats and admirers gathered at The Sage Gateshead to remember Sir Bobby on the night he would have turned 80.
Tickets for the event sold out within hours and Sir Bobby’s son Mark described it as “one of the best nights of my life.”
Lady Elsie says: “It’s lovely that people who were unable to attend the night itself can still enjoy it through this DVD and help the charity in the process. Let’s hope it ends up under a lot of Christmas trees this year.”
Another (K)Night to Remember is available in Windows, Newcastle, MetroCentre and Darlington priced at £16.99.
It is also available in T&G Alan, Morpeth, That’s Entertainment in Dalton Park and Royal Quays, HMV throughout the region and Gojo in Hexham.
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