1942 Norwich City Football Rattle

This football rattle is a wonderful piece of Norwich City memorabilia.

It is very different to the many shirts and programmes I have in this collection.

It was originally purchased by a young city fan who was going to watch Norwich play at Leicester City on 21st February 1942.

That war-time game was drawn 1-1 in front of 2,000 fans.


Back in those days, rattles were very common amongst fans.

You can see them being used by Canary fans in the old footage from 58/59 cup run.

You can see this on YouTube and also many of the photos of the crowd from that era.

Rattles slowly fell out of fashion. Eventually they were banned in the 1970s because of fears they would be used as weapons by hooligans.

Clicking Noise

They work by spinning the rattle around the handle. This produces a very loud clicking noise that would encourage your team.

The rattle is nicely decorated with yellow and green colours and works perfectly.

My in-laws acquired the rattle from the grand-daughter of that young city fan and then gifted it to me.

The Norwich City football rattle is a superb item, it will be treasured for years to come.