12th January - 23rd February 2002 at Watford Museum
GOAL-DEN YEARS, 1977-1987
Re-live the excitement of Graham Taylor's first period in charge of Watford Football Club through this exhibition of memorabilia and memories

Watford Museum is asking Watford fans to share memories of Watford Football Club under the management of Graham Taylor.

Can you answer the question, what was so special about the 'Taylor Years'? Do you have a favourite match or anecdote that you could describe in less than 500 words? We are particularly interested in fans with memories of the Family Enclosure, Junior Hornets or Cally's Discos!

Although the first 'Goal-den Years' exhibition has now closed, we will add any new contributions to this section of the site. Also, the second 'Goal-den Years' exhibition, covering the period from 1996 to 2001, is planned to open in January 2003 and we would welcome memories from that time.

If you would like to get involved, call Sarah Jones on 01923 232297 or click here.

Below are some examples of contributions that we've already received:

"Two arms and two legs in good working order"
by Caroline Gillies

"Graham Taylor - hard taskmaster or genius"
by Paul Baker

"Mr Taylor to you sonny!"
by Peter Fincham

"Oxygen tank on the touchline"
by Revd. David Rivers

"Driving home"
by Simon Waldman

"August 1983"
by Matt Rowson

"The first interview"
by Oliver Phillips

"Watford almost expelled me!"
by Robert Alexander

"Alright to introduce him to the boys?"
by Stuart Clarke

"A community club"
by Ed Coan

"A freezing night in Prague"
by Mike Vince

by Adam Cummings


Junior Hornets birthday card signed by the team.

Loaned by Ian Grant.