THE NEWS that Hereford is set to get its very own Monopoly board has rekindled memories for a city man who made it to the British Monopoly champi - onships in the 1990s.

Kevin Mack, of Newton Farm, twice played his way to the final in the competition 31 years ago.

“It reminded me of the sunny Saturday at Caerphilly castle 31 years ago. I was lucky to be picked to play,” he said.

It also brought back some warm memories of attending with his mum and dad, who have since died. He was late for the first competition he went to, and was disqualified as a result.

But his second attempt second saw him get to fifth place where he was beaten by only £500.

“I was disappointed, but had done well,” said Mr Mack.

His talents were discovered when he began to play Monopoly as a young child.

In 1990 he also appeared on the front page of the Here - ford Times when he played in the finals of the British Cluedo championships, with only six people making it from the whole of the UK.

Mr Mack now works as a livein carer and rarely has a chance to play his beloved boardgame, but his memories of the championship are still very much alive.

Hereford Times: Kevin Mack with his 50-year-old board game and a 31-year-old newspaper snippet from the Hereford Times.Kevin Mack with his 50-year-old board game and a 31-year-old newspaper snippet from the Hereford Times.

Monopoly makers Winning Moves UK have today revealed that a card will appear in the Hereford edition that declares Hereford FC are in an FA Cup final at Wembley.

Exactly 50 years ago on Saturday non-league Hereford United produced one of football's most memorable and greatest ever giant killings.

More than 30 local landmarks will be showcased.

Hereford's Newton Farm and city link road are among the landmarks people in the county say they want on the city's new Monopoly board.

Hereford Cathedral, the Town Hall, The Black and White House, The Left Bank, The Green Dragon, and Castle House are among other landmarks Hereford people want to see on the board.

The game will be in the shops in October, but before it goes into production people are being invited to suggest Hereford landmarks and cards to feature in the game.

Email, via the official Hereford Monopoly Facebook page or by post to: Hereford Monopoly, Winning Moves UK, 7 Praed Street, London W2 1NJ.

Polling closes at 11.59pm on February 22.