He was arguably the biggest star ever to shine in Irish League football and now fans are getting the chance to see and hear the late legend that was Jackie Milburn talking about his memories of playing for Linfield over 60 years ago.
And supporters will also be able to watch rarely screened interviews with other sadly departed Windsor Park greats including Tommy Dickson, John Parke, Bobby Braithwaite and Alex Russell and to view film of Linfield's finest hours in European football.
The interviews and action are all included in a 28-year-old video documentary about the Blues which is being aired in public for the first time, on Linfield TV's YouTube channel tomorrow at 2pm.
The video, Weavers to Winners, also features interviews with other iconic Linfield figures including former managers Billy Bingham, Tommy Leishman, Roy Coyle, Eric Bowyer and Trevor Anderson as well as chats with ex-players like Peter Rafferty, Lindsay McKeown, Billy Murray, Davy Nixon and Peter Dornan.
I scripted and narrated the 90-minute video and my co-producer and editor was a UTV colleague at the time, Stephen McCoubrey, whose father was the Linfield chairman Billy McCoubrey.
Stephen and I had just completed making a similar documentary record of his football club, Bangor Amateurs, when we were offered the opportunity to make a behind-the-scenes production about Linfield.
It was agreed early on that the video would explore the entire history of Linfield through the good times and the bad times including controversies that had dogged the club for years.
The late Belfast Telegraph sports editor Malcolm Brodie was our 'guide' and talked about the establishment of the club in 1886 by workers in a Sandy Row linen mill, hence the name Linfield.
He also spoke of how the religious divide in Belfast was mirrored in football, with Catholics supporting Belfast Celtic and Protestants backing Linfield.
For years, however, the two teams had both Catholics and Protestants in their ranks and the players who were fierce rivals on the pitch met up in bars after games to socialise.
Brodie said the sell-out Linfield v Celtic games were something special.
One ex-Celtic player, Joe Douglas, talked in the video about joining the club from Linfield and how he was surprised that he didn't get more stick from his friends.
Ex-Linfield player Norman Lockhart talked in the video about how the players were appalled by the violence on the terraces. But he added: "It was the highlight of my life playing against Celtic."
The trouble reached a sad crescendo on Boxing Day 1948 when Linfield fans invaded the pitch and attacked Celtic centre forward Jimmy Jones after a game and threw him over a parapet, breaking his leg.
Malcolm Brodie remembered how tensions had been high during the match after an announcement was made to the 30,000-strong crowd over the public address system that Linfield's centre-half Bob Bryson had sustained a leg fracture.
In an interview for Weavers to Winners, Linfield goalkeeper Alex Russell said he didn't believe the incidents during the game had anything to do with what happened after it.
Linfield's long-serving scout Gerry Burrell, who had played for Celtic, said his old club's departure from the game was "the worst thing that ever happened to Irish football".
Alex Russell later talked in the video of how Jackie Milburn's signing in the '50s was a major fillip for the Blues.
"The place just seemed to light up," said Alex.
"Milburn was the greatest goalscorer there had been."
Malcolm Brodie said no one could believe that an English international who was still in his prime scoring goals for Newcastle United would come to the Irish League.
In an interview that was accessed from television colleagues in England, Milburn talked of his happy times with Linfield for whom he scored dozens of goals.
"I played with some very good lads over there," said Milburn, who singled out the Duke of Windsor, Tommy Dickson, as one of the best players he'd ever seen anywhere.
And he also praised the skills of goalkeeper Russell, centre-half Tommy Hamill, John Parke, who joined Sunderland, and Bobby Braithwaite, who later played for Middlesbrough. "They were lads I like to think I helped when I was over there," said Milburn, who was asked why he left the Blues.
In response, he said his wife had just come out of hospital after a minor operation and wanted to go to somebody's house for a cup of tea.
Said Milburn: "I had a million friends there but you cannot be too intimate as a manager because you are the boss. I thought there's not one place we could go and knock on somebody's door like we could at home and say, 'We are here for the night'. I resigned the next day and was back in Newcastle four days later just through that."
Malcolm Brodie revealed that Linfield had come close to another sensational signing during the Second World War when English players were stationed in Northern Ireland.
Linfield, who had secured the signatures of four top Stoke City stars, almost persuaded Stanley Matthews to join them but Malcolm said Blues secretary Joe Mackey wasn't able to seal the deal.
Just after Milburn quit the Blues, the team that Jack built won the seven trophies under Scot Isaac McDowell.
Despite extensive searches of the archives, the only moving pictures that were unearthed of that team was amateur film of the side's victory parade through the packed streets of Belfast.
Seven-trophy stars Tommy Dickson, Bobby Irvine, John Parke and Bobby Braithwaite talked in the video about their memories of the historic season.
Dickson said the all-conquering team were lucky. The other trio didn't agree.
Success didn't come as easily to Linfield in the next few years and in 1964 they lost to Glentoran at Windsor Park for the first time in 17 years.
But it was the scale of the 8-1 mauling that prompted Ulster Television to dispatch cameras into Sandy Row to gauge the reaction of shell-shocked supporters.
The video showed reporter Jimmy Green hearing from one fan who joked that things wouldn't have been so bad if the Blues goalkeeper hadn't forgotten his glasses.
Another fan said the referee was entirely to blame for the humiliation.
Later in the video, there's footage of some of Linfield's finest exploits as they progressed to the quarter-finals of the European Cup in 1966-67 under Scottish player-coach Tommy Leishman.
Speaking during a Blues reunion in Belfast, Leishman said: "You put the blue shirt over your head and you go like the wind."
Former Northern Ireland manager Billy Bingham spent a year as the Blues boss and led the team to a raft of trophy wins and to a memorable European performance in 1970 against Manchester City, who only beat them on the away goals rule.
In an interview for the video, Bingham said he wasn't immediately popular with his players because he introduced such a tough training regime.
For years Linfield struggled to find a successor to come anywhere close to Bingham until in November 1975 they appointed Roy Coyle to the job.
The former Glentoran star had a disastrous start to his career and the video has film of the Blues' shock 2-1 defeat in the 1976 Irish Cup final to Carrick Rangers.
But Coyle later went on to become one of the most successful managers in Linfield's history, winning 31 trophies.
His 15-year reign ended in 1990 after his team lost seven times in seven games against Glentoran.
Interviewed at the Brandywell stadium in his time as Derry City's manager, Coyle admitted that he'd gone stale with Linfield.
A succession of Linfield stars talked in the video about how they admired Coyle as a manager though some admitted they didn't see eye to eye with him personally at all times.
Coyle said his colourful defender Peter Rafferty, the Bald Eagle, was his favourite player during his time at Windsor.
And Rafferty said of his former manager: "He was a good leader, very disciplined, and he always gave the impression that no player was bigger than the club."
One of the most bizarre moments in Coyle's career was the goal that never was - or shouldn't have been - at Coleraine Showgrounds.
Film in the video showed a corner coming across and Linfield's Stephen Baxter rising to head the ball to safety over the bar.
Inexplicably, referee Andy Ritchie awarded a goal and told furious Linfield players the ball went through a hole in the net.
Coyle led his players off the park but goalkeeper George Dunlop talked him out of the protest.
Weavers to Winners also dealt with the controversies involving Linfield down the years, including the infamous riots during a European game against Dundalk in 1979 and the exclusion of Catholic players from the club.
Linfield had officially denied they had a policy that barred Catholics but there was no arguing with the fact that they'd played only Protestants for decades.
In 1992, just before the video was launched, there was change in the air as Linfield signed their first local Catholic player in 30 years.
The man who broke the mould was Chris Cullen, an ex-Cliftonville player from Downpatrick.
The move made headline news and in an interview in the video Chris said all he wanted to do was to play football. "I just want to go out and do my best and play well and hopefully they will accept me."
In the end Chris played only a handful of games for Linfield but his signing paved the way for dozens of Catholics to follow in his footsteps to Windsor Park which was a surprise stopping off point in the '80s and '90s for friendlies involving visiting glamour teams like Flamengo from Brazil and even the Argentinian international side and from nearer home Manchester United.
Weavers to Winners also has amateur film of a pre-season game in July 1968 when Liverpool beat the Blues 3-1 at Windsor.
And in an interview for the video, Anfield hero Ian St John laughed as he remembered the difference between the players.
He said: "We'd come back from Majorca and a tour and were all bronzed and out came the Linfield lads, the part-timers, their legs were stark white.
"Bryan Hamilton later told me it was like playing Brazil."
There was humour too from Malcolm Brodie who said the Blues' fan base was so wide "that if man lands on Mars he'll find a Linfield supporter there before him".