It is measure of Ken Furphy's achievements that Watford FC was almost 90 years old when it was promoted to Division Two for the first time and then made a maiden appearance in the FA Cup semi-finals the following season.

That feat of scaling new heights in the domestic football pyramid was accomplished in the 1960s and with thanks to the Watford Treasury, who have trawled back through the archives, we continue our look back to that decade in pictures.

Furphy arrived at Vicarage Road as a player in the summer of 1964 but was soon to be combining that job with management following the departure of Bill McGarry for Ipswich Town.

The former defender remained in that dual role for another three seasons, but it was the 1968/69 season that saw him lead Watford to the second tier of the English game for the first time by winning the Division Three title.

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Furphy's charges were able to keep their head above the relegation trapdoor as the 1960s gave way to a new decade, but the 1969/70 season will be forever associated with a famous 1-0 FA Cup triumph over Liverpool that saw the club reach the last four of the competition for the first time where they lost 5-1 to Chelsea in the semi-finals.

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The 1968 Watford team

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Barry Endean keeps a close eye on the goalkeeper

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Pat Jennings joined Watford in 1963. He would go on to be one of the all-time greats

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Stewart Scullion poses for a photo in the sunlight

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Watford training on the beach in the 1963/64 season

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Keith Eddy has his sleeves rolled up

Yellow Black & Red! is a new monthly publication from The Watford Treasury.

Lighter in tone, it's a look at our love of Watford from a more personal perspective than found within its 'bigger brother'. As one would expect from The Watford Treasury, it is rich in imagery and features some fantastic writing.

Available from the Hornets Shop, Watford Museum or mail order (post free) YBR! is priced at just £3 and is sure to interest any Watford supporter.