Archive for September, 2009

Walthamstow Avenue in ‘Groundtastic’ magazine Issue 58 – Autumn 2009

September 21, 2009

The just published Issue 58 of  quarterly magazine ‘Groundtastic’ has an 8-page piece on Walthamstow Avenue.  As well as a well-written history of the A’s, it includes 9 great pictures of Green Pond Road through the ages, including a lovely black and white aerial shot of the ground from 1972 as the centrefold. You can order a copy at www.groundtastic.co.uk for £6.

Here’s the cover:

'Groundtastic' Issue 58. September 2009.

'Groundtastic' Issue 58. Autumn 2009.

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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.