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Hertfordshire Museum Showcases EJ Memorabilia

Written by Chief Editor.

Watford Museum has shared pictures and stories with EJW's Chief Editor which should appeal to fans of the singer.

 
 
One of their more popular items is a poster, made from an original painting by local artist and cartoonist Terry Challis. The establishment's curator, Sarah Priestly, says Elton received the artwork when he became Chairman in 1976. 
 
''It is very special as it shows Elton astride a hornet leading Watford FC to great heights, with the old chairman a broken statue at the bottom. At the time, Watford were in the Fourth Division, but everything in the poster--getting to top flight football (denoted by the Liver Bird on the mountain top), Wembley, Europe and the world beyond had all been achieved by the end of 1984!''
 
Those wishing to own a poster are in luck, as Watford Museum has them for sale. Each costs 10 pounds.
 
The establishment also owns one of Elton's stage outfits, in Watford colours. Sarah previously told EJW she doesn't have a date or photo of the pop icon wearing it. 
 
''It was purchased at auction by Watford Museum and the only details I can find was that it was made for Elton in 1984 by Ebony.''
 
In addition, there are a number of photos of the songwriter at the FA Cup Final in 1984. A couple of them are in the link below.
 
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