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.

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

  1. spursphil
    The football class locomotive Tottenham Hotspur

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  2. spursphil
    Clean that cockerel lads!

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  3. spursphil
    Boxing at White Hart Lane 17th july 1945 Jack London takes on Bruce Woodcock with the British and Commonwealth titles at stake. A packed house see's Woodcock win by a knockout in the sixth round.

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    Jack London is watched by his wife and two sons John and Brian, who both became boxers themselves. Brian went on to unsuccessfully fight Floyd Patterson for the World Heavyweight title in 1959 and Muhammad Ali for the same title in 1966.

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  4. CosmicHotspur
    Nice pics Phil. The cleaning of the cockerel one is on my main screen so I see it every day.
  5. SpurSince57
    Great pics, Phil. Just checked out that Preston game on Topspurs. FA Cup 6th round, 71,913. We lost 2-1.
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  7. TheChosenOne
    Thanks for that Phil... got goosebumps on my arms now !
  8. CosmicHotspur
    I've watched them too and know I was at two of those games. Brought back some memories!
  9. spursphil
    OK Lads here's a link all us oldies will enjoy :) In this vid it shows spurs fans queuing for the European Cup semi final v Benfica.

    http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=81378

    There is loads of old clips of Spurs on this wonderful site, enjoy.
  10. CosmicHotspur
    I was there too! Made sure I got my ticket. I think I sneaked out to queue overnight for that one, much to my mum's shock - she made me go straight to bed for a few hours to catch up on my sleep when I got back home. :grin:
  11. CosmicHotspur
    What a fabulous find that Pathe site is, I could spend hours watching the clips - I'll no doubt catch sight of myself somewhere at some stage.

    I shall study them carefully later.

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  12. spursphil
    Its a brilliant site Cosmic, loads of Spurs clips there, in fact tap anything in the search bar and up comes the clips.:)
  13. Ironskull
    delete - mistake
  14. spursphil
    2nd may 1934. A terraced house being demolished in Paxton road to make way for a new stand at White Hart Lane.
    A two teir terrace will be errected that will provide 5,000 seats, and standing for 14,000 below.

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    "can i take this cup home Danny"

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  15. CosmicHotspur
    1963, European Cup Winners Cup parade. I had held that cup when the team returned home with it and I was there on the day of this lovely photo too.

    Left to right: At the back, the late John White with the late Bill Brown in front of him, Cliff Jones at the back with Ron Henry in front of him, Jimmy Greaves and Terry Dyson.

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  16. TheChosenOne
    I remember the houses in both the Paxton and the Park Lane Ends.

    Folk used to park their bikes in peoples hallways during the match.
  17. CosmicHotspur
    I just posted this 1935 photo of George Hunt, Arthur Rowe (centre half and later successful manager, who was born today in 1906 and died on 5 November 1993) and W G Hall in training at the Lane in the Footballers' Birthday Thread and thought it well worthy of a place in this thread too as a small slice of our history.

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