A CREWE Alex turnstile operator is celebrating 60 years of clicking fans through the gates.
Bernard Morgan, 83, of Manor Way, Crewe, reached the milestone when the Alex entertained Rotherham on Saturday.
He has missed only one match during the 60-year period - and that was his wedding day on February 18, 1950.
Bernard said: 'My first match was on March 29, 1947, which was a Division Three game against Rochdale. I still have the original programme.
'Of the games I have watched, drawing 2-2 against Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup in the 1960/61 season was my highlight. We had a sell-out crowd of 20,000 and there were no problems, despite a lack of police on duty.
'I've been with the club through all sorts of highs and lows. In one season turnstile operators worked for no money to help the club's financial position.'
Bernard has stepped down as a turnstile operator, but still organises the rosters for his colleagues.
He said: 'There have been numerous great players at the club over 60 years, but I consider Neil Franklin, the former England defender, to be the best.'
'I plan to carry on in my position for as long as possible'.