A History Thread

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

  • by CosmicHotspur, Aug 9, 2008 at 1:26 PM
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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
    That's really nice and great to see John White there.
  2. CosmicHotspur
    Ted Ditchburn in one of his grocer's shops after he retired from the game.

  3. rez9000
    Ah, the old 2-3-5 formation!

    Steve Perryman and Graeme Souness in our lineup. What year was this?
  4. TheChosenOne
    1969/70 Season.
    Souness left THFC in 1971 after 1 first team sub appearance.
  5. stevenqoz
    Looking at that programme brought back afew memories for me. The third round game against Arsenal was one I went to because my uncle was the referee. Even better than that, after the game I was waiting for him outside the changing rooms and along came Bill Nicolson who spoke to me saying something like "Are you ok smiler?". Magic memory:razz:
  6. CosmicHotspur
    Another little reminder that it hasn't always been doom and gloom at the Lane.

  7. StartingPrice
  8. DC_Boy
    I went to that game -

    didn't realise perryman played - he'd already played a few first team games by then - I recall seeing his debut in 69 (?) v mackems lost 1-0 - England og?

    to think I saw david icke play football!
  9. Dave-F
    Wow. Magic stuff guys. Makes me feel all warm and cosy like!
  10. spursphil
    I think this game against Germany marks the opening of the new east stand at White Hart Lane.


    Germans entering the ground, note the signs in german.


    The swaztika flying above white hart lane during the match.


    The union flag also flying at half mast as a mark of respect for the passing of a member of the royal family. This match took place on 4th december 1935.


    Fans in the shelf!

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  11. L.A. Yiddo
    Wow those pics from the England v Germany game are something else, I think I know my Spurs history quite well but I had no idea the swastika was flown over WHL..................
  12. Mr-T
    What with us being 'yids' there's probably quite a few (mainly chelski fans) who'd happily do the same today.

    Nice to see we beat the Germans 3-0 though!
  13. CosmicHotspur
    We've seen the pictures of the current Christmas party. It was all a bit different once...

    Christmas with Spurs 1960s style...

    Back in the glory glory years, Tottenham club chairman Fred Bearman (second left below) and his fellow directors knew how to throw a party.

    And the money they saved by having their Christmas do in the boardroom, rather than one of those flashy West End establishments, was spent on more frivolous things, like comedy hats, suggestively shaped balloons and - hang the expense - paper chains.

  14. DC_Boy
    That pic is absolutely priceless CH :) (have some rep) - I remember the Xmases of the early 60s so vividly - going to a few works do that invited the kids along etc, as well as many a crazy family do -

    brings back a lot of memories but also that pic is just priceless in its own right :)
  15. CosmicHotspur
    Continuing the Christmas theme, Jimmy Greaves and Les Allen enjoy a joke at the 1961 Spurs Christmas party.

  16. southgatespur40
    great thread guys absolutely amazing
  17. eyes
    Interesting reading about the tour of Germany just prior to the outbreak of war in 1914:
    "Many German people had no idea what "playing the game" meant. Once the team were stoned and Joyce had his head cut open by an umbrella."

    Can you imagine the uproar if that happened to today's pampered professionals?
  18. CosmicHotspur
    So many things in the game have changed though, haven't they.

    I remember a ref attempting to send Bobby Smith off in one game back in the 60s - only Bobby wouldn't go and the ref was given a good idea(peppered with expletives) of what might happen to him after the game in the dressing room if he persisted with the sending off.

    Bobby stayed on the pitch for the full 90 minutes.

    That was back when football was a contact game!
  19. RussellYid
    Wow... Great photo. Taken from St Francis De Sales church. I had my holy communion and my confirmation in that church... said goodbye to too many friends in the same place... and seen a few married in there! And I'm still a kid!

    What an amazing thread. Stunning stuff.
  20. CosmicHotspur
    That prompted me to post some more in this thread.
    This is the handsome cockerel clock in the High Road outside the ground.

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