Archive for the ‘F.A. Amateur Cup’ Category

Arsenal 2-2 Walthamstow Avenue (London F.A. Challenge Cup) (Monday 6th October 1952)

March 10, 2011

I’ve had the cover of this programme on the site for a while now, but finally here is the full 4 pages, with some great photos and text; including a rare team photo featuring the recently deceased England cricket legend Trevor Bailey. The back page has a series of photos of Avenue winning the 1952 F.A. Amateur Cup at Wembley.

Apparently Arsenal used to field their Reserve team in the London F.A. Challenge Cup between 1931 and 1974 (with the exception of 61/62 when the first team were entered).

The A’s played at Highbury a fair few times over the years (often with it being used as a neutral venue), but this is the earliest programme I’ve come across for the boys from E17 playing in N5. if anyone knows of any earlier appearances, please let me know.

Love the way the front page says the game will Kick-off at 7 p.m. IN FLOODLIGHT!

I’ll be adding the programme for the replay (which also took place at Highbury with Arsenal winning 8-3) shortly.

As usual, click the images for larger versions.

Arsenal 2-2 Walthamstow Avenue (London F.A. Challenge Cup) - Monday 6th October 1952 - Page 1

Arsenal 2-2 Walthamstow Avenue (London F.A. Challenge Cup) - Monday 6th October 1952 - Page 1

Arsenal 2-2 Walthamstow Avenue (London F.A. Challenge Cup) - Monday 6th October 1952 - Page 2

Arsenal 2-2 Walthamstow Avenue (London F.A. Challenge Cup) - Monday 6th October 1952 - Page 2

Arsenal 2-2 Walthamstow Avenue (London F.A. Challenge Cup) - Monday 6th October 1952 - Page 3

Arsenal 2-2 Walthamstow Avenue (London F.A. Challenge Cup) - Monday 6th October 1952 - Page 3

Arsenal 2-2 Walthamstow Avenue (London F.A. Challenge Cup) - Monday 6th October 1952 - Page 4

Arsenal 2-2 Walthamstow Avenue (London F.A. Challenge Cup) - Monday 6th October 1952 - Page 4

Pirate programme for 1952 F.A. Amateur Cup Final

March 9, 2011

A pirate issue programme for the 1952 F.A. Amateur Cup Final produced by Victor of London.

1952 F.A. Amateur Cup Final Programme- Pirate Issue by Victor of London

1952 F.A. Amateur Cup Final Programme- Pirate Issue by Victor of London

‘The Official FA Yearbook 1952-53′ reports on Avenue’s Amateur Cup triumph

October 1, 2010
The FA Yearbook 1952-53 - Front Cover.

The FA Yearbook 1952-53 - Front Cover.

The FA Yearbook 1952-53 - Page 106.

The FA Yearbook 1952-53 - Page 106.

The FA Yearbook 1952-53 - Page 107.

The FA Yearbook 1952-53 - Page 107.

The FA Yearbook 1952-53 - Page 108.

The FA Yearbook 1952-53 - Page 108.

The FA Yearbook 1952-53 - Page 109.

The FA Yearbook 1952-53 - Page 109.

Action from the 1961 F.A. Amateur Cup Final

August 11, 2010

This picture comes courtesy of Colin Jeffrey and his Collection of British, European & World football images from 1954 to 1974. Non-commercial website at http://www.csjfootballimages.uku.co.uk.

Action from the 1961 F.A. Amateur Cup Final. Walthamstow Avenue 2-1 West Auckland Town.

Action from the 1961 F.A. Amateur Cup Final. Walthamstow Avenue 2-1 West Auckland Town.

‘How Walthamstow Did It’ – Charles Buchan’s Football Monthly, August 1952

June 4, 2010

A round-by-round summary of how Walthamstow Avenue won the 1952 F.A. Amateur Cup.

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Front Cover of Charles Buchan's Football Monthly, August 1952.

Front Cover of Charles Buchan's Football Monthly, August 1952.

'How Walthamstow Did it' - Charles Buchan's Football Monthly, August 1952. Page 29.

'How Walthamstow Did it' - Charles Buchan's Football Monthly, August 1952. Page 29.

Wimbledon 0-3 Walthamstow Avenue at Highbury. F.A. Amateur Cup 4th Round 2nd Replay (Wednesday 5th March 1952)

September 18, 2009
AMATEUR STYLE. London: An attack on Wimbledon goalkeeper A. Hooper (right) by J. Lewis, Walthamstow Avenue's centre-forward, during the second replay of the Football Association Amateur Cup fourth round, at Arsenal's Highbury ground. March 5th. 1952. (Topham)

AMATEUR STYLE. London: An attack on Wimbledon goalkeeper A. Hooper (right) by J. Lewis, Walthamstow Avenue's centre-forward, during the second replay of the Football Association Amateur Cup fourth round, at Arsenal's Highbury ground. March 5th. 1952. (Topham)

Match report from The Times (Thursday 6th March)

Match report from The Times (Thursday 6th March)

Match report from The Guardian (Thursday 6th March 1952)

Match report from The Guardian (Thursday 6th March 1952)

‘Soccer Star’ Magazine. April 22, 1961.

September 9, 2009

‘Soccer Star’ magazine (originally ‘Raich Carter’s Soccer Star’) was a national weekly magazine that ran from 20 September 1952 until 19 June 1970 (936 weekly issues in total).  Here they preview that day’s Amateur Cup final which The Avenue went on to win 2-1.

Soccer Star Vol 9 No 31 April 22 1961 Front Cover

The front cover 'Soccer Star' Magazine. April 22 1961.

Soccer Star Vol 9 No 31 April 22 1961 Page 3

From page 3 of 'Soccer Star' Magazine. April 22 1961.

Stan Prince

May 15, 2009

Stanley Terence Prince. (Born Jan 24th 1927. Died Newham Oct 2005).

Captained Walthamstow Avenue in the 1961 F.A. Amateur Cup Final.

Stan wore the number 11 shirt in both of  Great Britain’s games in 1956 Olympic Football Tournament in Melbourne.  A 9-0 defeat of Thailand on 26th November in the First Round, and the 6-1 defeat by Bulgaria in the Quarter Finals on 30th November.

Fellow Avenue player Jim Lewis wore the number 9 shirt in both games, and scored a goal in each.

Stanley Prince leads out the Amateur cup semi-finalists 1959

Stanley Prince leads out Walthamstow Avenue - Amateur cup semi-finalists 1959

Stanley Prince 1960

Stanley Prince 1960

F.A. Amateur Cup winners 1951/52

May 14, 2009

walthamstow avenue with fa amateur cup 1952

Walthamstow Avenue captain Derek Saunders (with cup) is hoisted aloft by his team mates after Avenue beat Leyton 2-1 in the 1952 F.A. Amateur Cup Final.

Walthamstow Avenue 2-1 Grays Athletic 12/01/1963

May 14, 2009

F.A. Amateur Cup 1st Round

Walthamstow Avenue goalkeeper G McGuire keeps warm by thrusting his hands down his tracksuit trousers © Copyright PA Prints 2008 - All Rights Reserved Dated: 12th January 1963 Author: S&G Credit: S&G and Barratts/PA Photos

Walthamstow Avenue goalkeeper G McGuire keeps warm by thrusting his hands down his tracksuit trousers © Copyright PA Prints 2008 - All Rights Reserved Dated: 12th January 1963 Author: S&G Credit: S&G and Barratts/PA Photos

The Times - Mon 14 Jan 1963 - Walthamstow Aveneu v Grays Athletic Report

The Times - Mon 14 Jan 1963 - Walthamstow Avenue v Grays Athletic Report


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