In 1908 a Newcastle United fan, Gladstone Adams, drove all the way to Crystal Palace to see his team in the Cup Final. It was at Crystal Palace Park so the facilities would have been much better than at the current Crystal Palace ground! Newcastle lost 3-1.
Cars were such a rarity in those days that Gladstone left his car in a car showroom while he was at the game as people wanted to see it.
The long journey home was punctuated by lots of