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

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

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