Jimmy Bone left to join St Mirren and is replaced by John Young..
George Fleming sacked, Jimmy Bone takes over.
A bleak season – Lichties finish rock bottom of Division two
The Lichties again finish third and so miss promotion.
Manager Ian Stewart, who took over from Albert Henderson, is sacked and replaced by George Fleming.
Arbroath pay a club record fee of £20,000 for Dougie Robb (Montrose).
Arbroath miss out on promotion to the First Division by the narrowest of margins. The Lichties and Alloa finish on 50 points, but the Wasps go up with a superior goal difference.
Albert Henderson is sacked after 17 years 4 months in the post. Ian Stewart takes over but the Lichties finished second bottom of the First Division and are relegated – they would not return to this level until 2001.
Arbroath finish fifth in the new First Division.
In the final season before league reconstruction, Arbroath finish bottom of the old First Division. The top ten clubs formed the new Premier League. The Lichties reached the quarter finals of the Scottish Cup but went out to eventual beaten finalists Airdrie after a replay.
Another good season as the Lichties finish 13th. The highlight is a 3-2 win at Ibrox – the first Arbroath league victory away to Rangers. Two goals from John Fletcher and one from Billy Pirie secured the points.
Derek Rylance scores a hat-trick in a League Cup 3-3 draw with Celtic at Hampden Park. Arbroath retain First Division status by finishing 15th of 18 teams.
Arbroath win promotion back to the First Division. Jimmy Jack, the club’s all-time highest league goalscorer, is transferred to Falkirk. Tommy Walker joins Airdrie for a Second Division record fee of £16,000.
A tough season in the top division ends with the Lichties finishing at the foot of the table.
Albert Henderson leads Arbroath to promotion to the First Division. Jimmy Jack and Dennis Bruce are the goalscoring heroes, notching more than 60 goals between them.
Tom Cargill makes his debut for Arbroath. He went on to make a record 445 appearances between then and 1981.
Club chairman Hugh Nelson becomes President of the SFA. Arbroath’s second string win the Combined Reserve League.
Arbroath finish third in Division Two but Dave Easson breaks his leg. Its an injury from which he never recovered. He eventually retired in 1965.
Albert Henderson is appointed manager after John Prentice’s resignation. Dave Easson returns to Arbroath.
The Beginning of the Henderson Era
John Prentice takes over as manager, but striker Dave Easson is transferred to Raith Rovers.
Arbroath reach the semi final of the League Cup but lose 3-0 to Third Lanark at Ibrox. The maroons finished bottom of Division One
Dave Easson, in his first season at Gayfield, finished the season with a record 52 league and cup goals to top the UK scoring charts and help the Lichties win promotion to the First Division by finishing second to Ayr United in the league
Tommy Gray leaves for Dundee United leaving Chris Anderson in charge. Anderson had retired from playing because of injury.
The first floodlit match is played at Gayfield – a Forfarshire Junior Select defeating an Arbroath X1 by 4-3
Club captain Chris Anderson, later to become a director of Aberdeen FC, links up with Tommy Gray to take responsibility for team affairs.
A proposal to relocate Gayfield to a site between Keptie Woods and Lochlands cricket ground was dropped.
Alec Chyene resigned as manager at the end of the season and was not replaced. Long serving captain Tommy Gray was asked to pick future teams.
Arbroath again draw Rangers in the Scottish Cup, losing 4-0 in front of 44,000 at Ibrox.
Quickest goal ever at Gayfield?: On January 6th Arbroath’s Jimmy McEwan scored after just 10seconds against Dumbarton.