IT'S Wembley week so the Star has dug into its archives to pull out a few Challenge Cup gems of yesteryear.

One is a picture of a crowd of fans holding a banner which says St Helens When The Saints Go Marching In with what appears to say ‘Hello Mum’ underneath.

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Saints fans basking in the Wembley sunshine in 1996 when Saints won the cup for the first time in 20 years after a classic 40-32 triumph over the Bradford Bulls beneath the Wembley Twin Towers.

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Here also is a picture from the homecoming after the 1976 ‘Dad’s Army’ side captained by Kel Coslett defeated Widnes 20-5.

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The cup winners of 1972 after beating Leeds

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George Nicholls, Tony Karalius and Peter Glynn parade the cup in 1976

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Alex Murphy as coach at Wembley

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Paul Newlove is held aloft during 1997 celebrations 

St Helens Star: Skipper keiron Cunningham lifts the Challenge Cup at Wembley

Keiron Cunningham lifts the cup in 2008