The first issues of the Saints matchday programme were simple in design and usually
comprised of a four page publication with many adverts and very little actual information about the match or the club.
The front cover designs were retained for several seasons at a time, with just
three variations between the first in 1945 and 1965.
season 1965-66 the format changed to include an action picture on the front cover which changed for each match.
This was continued into the 1970's with the addition of a red border, the first
colour used in the programme.
1974-75 saw the first of three seasons of orange covered programmes with slight differences each season.
the Premier Division in 1977-78 saw a return to a standard black and white issue with an action picture on the cover.