A History Thread

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

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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.

    http://www.spurshistory.com/pages/8.htm
     
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Discussion in 'Front Page Features' started by CosmicHotspur, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. CosmicHotspur
    And 'ere's our 'Arry as a 'ammer! Many moons ago... :grin:

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  2. milkman
    Nice pics Comic! :up:

    I wish I had some Spurs history. :cry:
  3. SpurSince57
    I wish I did. I got back from university at the end of my second year to find that my mum had decided my entire collection of programmes and yearbooks (not to mention a stack of Eagles, Wizards, Rovers, Lions and Tigers that would be worth a bomb today) was taking up valuable cupboard space. "Oh, I thought you'd have grown out of those by now, dear, so I gave them away."

    The discovery that the old motor-bike that I'd been intending to get back on the road that summer had also mysteriously disappeared was the icing on the cake.

    Relations at home, as you may imagine, were a little frosty for some time.

    But great pics from Cosmic's collection!
  4. Houdini
    That just took the smile off my face, as it happened to me also.
    What do mums know eh? They are just comics and programmes, "you must have read them all by now"........:cry:
  5. milkman
    I have a cupboard in my room where I collect and keep all the tickets/programmes I get.

    Got some nice programs from 2000 season, but they will look better when I'm older!
  6. CosmicHotspur
    I gave all my programmes (around 250 dating back to the early 50s and through the 60s), my navy and white beribboned rattle and most of my autographed pictures to my nephew, thinking he would treasure them but I'm pretty sure he sold them as when I asked to see them years later in a fit of nostalgia, he said they were "somewhere in the loft" and he wasn't sure he could get to them.

    I still have some of my autographed pictures thank goodness though and am so glad I kept them. I'll get around to scanning some of them for this thread in due course.

    And no-one can take away my memories!
  7. CosmicHotspur
    Seeing the "Best Captain" thread reminded me of the time Dave Mackay broke his leg (twice) and still made a comeback which showed what grit and determination, as well as patience, he had.

    I visited him both times at St Ann's Hospital in Tottenham and actually saw (and heard) that second leg break when he returned from the first break to play for the reserves with a crowd of around 12,000 to welcome him back. The crack echoed around the ground as did the groans of dismay from all of us there that day.

    The photo shows Dave with his daughter, Valerie, outside the hospital.

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  8. CosmicHotspur
    Couldn't find a larger picture of this, but they are all Spurs players, past and present and this was produced for charity.

    Not easy to identify the players but a bit of fun.


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  9. General Levy
    my mum did that with all my star wars toys - never forgiven her... :snooty:
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  11. CosmicHotspur
    One in a series I hope to do of unpublished, rare photos.

    This one was taken in October 1959 after a clash between Arsenal's Groves and our keeper Ted Ditchburn in the local derby game.

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  12. CosmicHotspur
    I've edited this so perhaps one of the Mods can delete the huge version! Ta.


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  13. CosmicHotspur
    Not a very good quality photo, but a piece of Spurs history indeed - the 1921 FA Cup winning side.

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  14. CosmicHotspur
    And here's the triumphant 1921 team parading in a charabanc with the FA Cup.

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  15. CosmicHotspur
    A gallery of some of the players of the past with the seasons they played for Tottenham.


    ROBERT BROWN 1919-1924
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    JOHN CHIPPERFIELD 1919-20
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    JIMMY DIMMOCK 1918-1931
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    JOHN SPENCER GEORGE 1904-1906
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    ALBERT GOODMAN 1919-1920
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    ALEX LINDSAY 1917-1930
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    HARRY LOWE - 1914-1917
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    JOE NICHOLLS - 1926-1936
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    JOHN PEARSON 1914-1923
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    JAMES DONALDSON ROSS 1922-1924
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  16. PT
    Seeing those photos reminds me of that Harry Enfield sketch...

    Great pics Cosmic and some of our players look like they are ancient compared to the kids who play the modern game.
  17. Archibald&Crooks
    A few weeks ago I found a few photos from the 70's in an old album so I thought i'd post a few up here as they are mainly Spurs related. You can see how much WHL has changed too.

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    A&C shows off his skillz in his new England kit.

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    The Clock End, Highbury. I think this was against Spurs but I can't remember. You can see how packed the terraces used to be when standing was allowed.

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    England 4 Hungary 1 at Wembley. 1978 I think. I'm on the right :grin:

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    Spurs v Mansfield Town in the old 2nd Division. These photos were quite dark so i've tried fiddling around a bit to lighten them up.
  18. milkman
    Nice photos A&C. :up:
  19. CosmicHotspur
    Great memories there.

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