The Telegraph & Argus celebrates its 150th anniversary this year and in honour of the occasion we are printing a story from our archives every day for 150 days.

Today we look at the Telegraph & Argus Wednesday, July 27, 1966: Big money had been placed on England to win the World Cup final against West Germany at Wembley. Ladbroke’s had laid bets totalling up to £20,000, including one bet of £6,500 to win.

Wearing red shirts, white shorts, and red stockings instead of their normal white shirts, dark blue shorts and white stockings, England had gone out on to the main stage ready for football success, and that’s exactly what they did.

Looking jolly but rather tired after his team’s 4-2 triumph over West Germany, manager Alf Ramsey said, “it was all to do with team spirit, from first to last and ‘togetherness,’ if you like to call it that. Nothing they were asked to do went undone. No exercise I set them was too hard a task."