A History Thread

Discussion in 'Front Page Features' started by CosmicHotspur, Aug 9, 2008.

  • by CosmicHotspur, Aug 9, 2008 at 1:26 PM
  • CosmicHotspur

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    I thought it would be fun to start a thread on different aspects of the history of Spurs.

    If you have any old documents, photos, newspaper articles, etc you can post them here.

    This is my first contribution and I will post many more as time goes by (especially when I get my new scanner up and running as I have some quite old pics and articles).

    I found this one on-line and thought it was interesting reading. It was printed in the Tottenham Herald in 1921.

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Discussion in 'Front Page Features' started by CosmicHotspur, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. CosmicHotspur
    Press photo taken before the Benfica game at the Lane in April 1962 - a game we won but lost on aggregate in the European Cup semi finals.

    I remember it well...​

  2. spursphil
    What a great photo, there is just something about these old black and white photo's that capture the immagination.
  3. CosmicHotspur
    I think we're making our own OPUS here - only better!

    We might be able to publish it as a book one day (obtaining permission to use the copyright photos of course) or just using our own pics. Could raise some nice cash for the site so get posting your own memories, photos, etc. and let's see what happens some time down the line.
  4. Houdini
    Now, that is a thought worthy of serious debate and consideration! :up:
  5. CosmicHotspur

    So, have you been up in the attic yet Houdini or are those cobwebs in your hair there for another reason?

    (And, please, don't fall down the loft ladder!!)
  6. CosmicHotspur
    The team return with the Cup Winners Cup in 1963. From top of the steps to bottom and left to right (for those not familiar with the players) Jimmy Greaves, Ron Henry, John White, Peter Baker, Maurice Norman, Bobby Smith, Bill Brown and Tony Marchi, holding the trophy aloft!

  7. PT
    Is anyone here a serious programme horder? If so, what is the earliest programme we can all muster up? i'm afraid I came on to the scene insofar as following spurs around is concerned, back in the late seventies. i've for some second division programes somewhere - Bristol City and Leyton Orient, when Peter Taylor rounded the keeper and fell over in the mud just as he was going to put the ball in the back of the net....
  8. spursphil
    FA cup final 1921 Stamford Bridge

    The Goalscorer Jimmy Dimmock


    Arthur Grimsdell with the cup


    The cup winners leave stamford bridge with the cup


  9. CosmicHotspur
    Lovely photos Phil.

    I had programmes going back to the early 50s, many of those really early ones given to me by a generous middle-aged chap who stood on the centre line with me and with other "regulars" week in week out through the '60s.

    I passed all the programmes on to a nephew but I suspect he sold them when he hit hard times some years back, along with many autographed pics I gave him and my rattle, which was beautifully made by a schoolfriend's brother when we were about 12 years old. I wish I hadn't given them to him as I trusted him to keep them and look after them. I'm so glad I still have some of my autographs but they weren't the best of the collection, unfortunately.

    I do have a 14th May 1981 Cup Final replay ticket stub (we beat Man City 3-2 of course). I didn't go but it was given to me by a friend.
  10. TheChosenOne
    I had hundreds of home and away programmes and old ticket stubs from the late 1960's right up to the 90's

    I do not know where they are any more, I think they got left behind in a house in Cheshunt.
  11. General Levy
    Great thread.

    I have the whole match in .avi if anyone wants?
  12. spursphil
    Cheers mate!
    The 81 final was funny, my two younger brothers went to the Wembley dog meeting the night before, they hid in the stadium over night only to be caught and thrown out in the morning.:razz:
    In those days we had the terraces of course and the trick was to ask for the ticket stubs of those who had already gained entry.
    Once you got one you would try and get in yourself, there was always at least one turnstyle operator that would let you through.
    I gained entry that way along with hundreds of others in 81 and 82!:razz:
  13. TheChosenOne
    I did that in '81 - paid a tenner to hop over /through the turnstile - as did thousands of Spurs fans that day, I was ok for the Thursday replay 'cos it was for the supporters no the freebies.

    In '82 I knew quite a lot of the staff at QPR as my old man did a lot of building work there so tickets were plentiful, crikes even my old Ma and my ex-wife went on the Saturday, but not with me of course.
  14. CosmicHotspur
    Another page of history - and why "Hotspur" revealed... we were so nearly Northumberland Rovers!

  15. chivers!
    That History reads like a mixture of 'Gangs Of New York' and 'Ripping Yarns'.

    I love the line: "In spite of the fact that the table was rather rickety, many of the chairs had no backs and the ceiling was badly discoloured, the lads conspired to form a football club."

    Anything to get out of doing some work around the house, eh?
  16. CosmicHotspur
    There's loads of stuff on Spurs players in the Footballer's Birthday thread by the way. I know it means trawling through it to get some facts and figures and some of my memories of the older players, but you might find it interesting if you have the time and haven't checked the thread out before.

    Today it's Ron Henry's 74th.
  17. nipponyid
  18. CosmicHotspur

    What a great article and I didn't know about Ripsher's life or sad demise before, so thanks.

    (Something for those who follow football "religiously", eh!)
  19. CosmicHotspur
    It would be hard to guess what was going on at White Hart Lane in this photo.

    In fact, it was workers using the Lane as a gas mask factory during the First World War and not the N17 branch of the Ku Klux Klan!!

  20. TheChosenOne
    Wow that is one strange photo !!!

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