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Autographed Programme from the 1952 F.A. Amateur Cup Final

June 9, 2016

Many thanks to Marilyn Mcintee who sent this scan of the 1952 Amateur Cup Final programme, signed by (nearly) all the players from both Leyton & Walthamstow Avenue

This item is from her father Derrick Mcintee’s personal collection. Derrick was playing up front for Leyton that day, and ironically is the only player not to have signed the programme!

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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 Day The Olympics came to Walthamstow

March 25, 2010

Whilst the football at the 2012 London Olympics will be taking place at top-end stadiums all around the UK (including Scotland and Wales), at the 1948 London games things were a little more localised. All but two of the games took place in what would today be considered London.

On Monday August 2nd (the actual kick-off time may be lost in the midsts of time –  FIFA say 18:30 and Wikipedia says 12:00), Turkey took on China in a first round match at Walthamstow Avenue’s Green Pond Road ground. Turkey ran out 4-0 winners thanks to goals from Kılıç (18′, 61′), Saygun (72′) and Küçükandonyadis (87′).

I’d imagine a pretty good crowd watched this game (23,485 watched South Korea beat Mexico 5-3 at Dulwich Hamlet’s Champion Hill ground on the same day), but I haven’t been able to find out the attendance.

Sweden went on to win the tournament, beating Yugoslavia 3-1 at The Empire Stadium, Wembley.

Below is a scan of the front cover of the Turkey v China programme, which recently sold on Ebay for £51.

China v Turkey 1948 Olympics programme

Turkey v China 1948 Olympics programme

Coventry City 1-0 Walthamstow Avenue – F.A. Cup 1st Round – Sat 16/11/1957

October 1, 2009

1957-58: Having beaten Bedford Town 1-0 in a replay at Green Pond Road in the 4th Qualifying Round of the F.A. Cup, Avenue were drawn away at Third Division South Coventry City in the 1st Round Proper.

I’m not sure why Coventry wore red & white in this game, as supposedly their home kit was blue & white at the time. The A’s turned out in green & white – was this their away kit at the time?

Coventry went out 4-1 at Aldershot in the next round.

Coventry City v Walthamstow Avenue F.A. Cup 1st Round 1957-58 Programme 1

Coventry City v Walthamstow Avenue F.A. Cup 1st Round 1957-58 Programme 1

Coventry City v Walthamstow Avenue F.A. Cup 1st Round 1957-58 Programme 2

Coventry City v Walthamstow Avenue F.A. Cup 1st Round 1957-58 Programme 2

Coventry City v Walthamstow Avenue F.A. Cup 1st Round 1957-58 Programme 3

Coventry City v Walthamstow Avenue F.A. Cup 1st Round 1957-58 Programme 3

Coventry City v Walthamstow Avenue F.A. Cup 1st Round 1957-58 Programme 4

Coventry City v Walthamstow Avenue F.A. Cup 1st Round 1957-58 Programme 4

Match report from 'The Times' Monday 18th November 1957.

Match report from 'The Times' Monday 18th November 1957.

The 1979 Isthmian League ‘Five-a-Side’ Championship at Wembley Arena

June 7, 2009

The Isthmian League ran this tournament for two years, as far as I know, and this was the first. The tournament took place on Thursday 29th November 1979.

16 teams competed: Barking, Billericay Town, Bromley, Carshalton Athletic, Croydon Town, Dagenham, Dulwich Hamlet, Enfield, Harrow Borough, Hendon, Slough Town, Sutton United, Tooting & Mitcham, Walthamstow Avenue, Woking, Wycombe Wanderers.

Walthamstow Avenue beat Woking 3-2 in the first round, but went down 1-0 to Enfield in the next round (the quarter-finals). The final was between Bromley and Wycombe Wanderers. Unfortunately, I don’t know the score.

1979 Isthmian Five-a-Side Tournament Programme Cover

1979 Isthmian Five-a-Side Tournament Programme Cover

The Walthamstow Avenue squad page in the programme

The Walthamstow Avenue squad page in the programme

Great Britain 3-3 Bulgaria (12th May 1956)

May 21, 2009

A crowd of 30,000 watched one of the first evening games to played at Wembley;  a qualifying game for the 1956 Melbourne Olympics.

Turning out for Great Britian in ths game were Avenue players L.T. (Tommy) Farrer (Captain) and Stan Prince.  Former Avenue player Jim Lewis (now at Chelsea) was also in the team.

Prince unfortunately scored an own goal, and Jim Lewis was fouled for and scored the penalty to make it 3-3.

Great Britian lost 5-3 on aggregate (having lost 2-0 in Sofia in October) but subsequent withdrawals from the tournament meant the British team was invited to make up the numbers in Melbourne. They were eventually eliminated by Bulgaria again!

The Times said Bulgaria “…bore the stamp of being too highly drilled, an automaton unable to extemporize or adjust itself to changing circumstances.”

Great Britian v Bulgaria. Olympic Games Qualifying Match at Wembey. 12th May 1956.

Great Britian v Bulgaria. Olympic Games Qualifying Match at Wembley. 12th May 1956.

Ipswich Town 2-2 Walthamstow Avenue 12/12/1953

May 15, 2009
Ipswich Town v Walthamstow Avenue Programme 1953

Ipswich Town v Walthamstow Avenue Programme 1953

The Times - Mon 14th December 1953 - Ipswich Town v Walthamstow Avenue Report

The Times - Mon 14th December 1953 - Ipswich Town v Walthamstow Avenue Report

Match Report
IPSWICH TOWN (0) 2 – 2 (2) WALTHAMSTOW AVENUE
FA Cup 2nd Round
Season 1953-54
Saturday, December 12, 1953
Referee: F Coultas
Manager: A Scott Duncan
Portman Road
Attendance: 18403
Match Number: 482
Goals
Neil Myles
Thomas Brown
Ronald Walker  
John Richards  
Substitutions
n/a n/a
Cards
n/a n/a
Teams  View Player Pictures
Jack Parry (GK)
Basil Acres
Jim Feeney
Neil Myles
Doug Rees
Tommy Parker
Billy Reed
Thomas Brown
Tom Garneys
John Elsworthy
George McLuckie
(GK) Stanislaus Gerula
Douglas Clarke
Tommy Farrer
Edward Harper
Lou Branan
Dickie Lucas
Reg Groves
Victor Groves
Bunny Groves
John Richards
Ronald Walker
Substitutes
n/a n/a

Info from here

Walthamstow Avenue 0-1 Ipswich Town 16/12/1953

May 15, 2009
walthamstow v ipswich 1953

Walthamstow Avenue v Ipswich Programme 1953

The Times - Thu 17 December 1953 - Walthamstow v Ipswich Report

The Times - Thu 17 December 1953 - Walthamstow v Ipswich Report

Match Report
WALTHAMSTOW AVENUE  (0) 0 – 1 (0) IPSWICH TOWN
FA Cup 2nd Round, Replay
Season 1953-54
Wednesday, December 16, 1953
Referee: F Coultas
Manager: A Scott Duncan
Away
Attendance: 11000
Match Number: 483
Goals
n/a Alex Crowe  
Substitutions
n/a n/a
Cards
n/a n/a
Teams  View Player Pictures
Stanislaus Gerula (GK)
Douglas Clarke
Tommy Farrer
Edward Harper
Lou Branan
Dickie Lucas
Reg Groves
Victor Groves
Bunny Groves
John Richards
Ronald Walker
(GK) Jack Parry
Basil Acres
Jim Feeney
Neil Myles
Doug Rees
Tommy Parker
Billy Reed
Alex Crowe
Tom Garneys
Thomas Brown
George McLuckie
Substitutes
n/a n/a

From here

Arsenal 2-2 Walthamstow Avenue 06/10/1952

May 15, 2009

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). Arsenal won the replay 8-3 on Monday 13th October (The Times printed  the result with with Arsenal first again, so presumably the replay  also took place at Highbury).

Arsenal v Walthamstow Avenue Programme 1952

Arsenal v Walthamstow Avenue Programme 1952