The Players A-Z
The aim here is to list EVERY player who ever played for Walthamstow Avenue. Obviously the list will never be complete, but if you know of somebody who played for The Avenue who is not listed here, please drop us a line with as much info as possible.
I’ve just added a handful of names for now. More to come as I dig through some more old programmes and match reports.
Anderson, Stanley (1952-58) – Article
Andrews, Alfred J. – Also played for Leytonstone. Father of Dave Andrews who also played for The A’s.
Andrews, Dave – 1960s. Also played for Leytonstone. Now Chairman of Dagenham & Redbridge F.C.
Bailey, Danny | Wikipedia Entry
Bailey, Trevor | Wikipedia Entry
Bee, Johnny – 1950s.
Bloomfield, Jimmy | Wikipedia Entry
Bryant, Bernard – 1940s. Centre forward. Also played for Chelsea. Later a barman at the House of Commons.
Buglione, Martin | Wikipedia Entry
Collins, Ted – 1930s. Took part in the 1937 Tour of New Zealand, Australia and Ceylon by the England Amateur Team.
Crown, David | Wikipedia Entry
Davis, Freddie – 1930s. Took part in the 1937 Tour of New Zealand, Australia and Ceylon by the England Amateur Team.
Earle, Stan (Coach) | Wikipedia Entry
Farrer, Tommy | 2009 Telegraph Article
Friday, Robin | Wikipedia Entry
Gipps, Tommy | Wikipedia Entry
Groves, James ‘Bunny’
Groves, Vic | Wikipedia Entry
Harvey, Brian – d. 24/09/2006.
Hitchins, Arthur | Wikipedia Entry
Jackson, Brian (‘Plonker’)
Lewis, James W. (Snr) – Took part in the 1937 Tour of New Zealand, Australia and Ceylon by the England Amateur Team.
Lewis, James Leoanrd (Jnr) | Wikipedia Entry
Matthews, Roy – 1930s. Took part in the 1937 Tour of New Zealand, Australia and Ceylon by the England Amateur Team.
McGuire, Gary | Wikipedia Entry
Minall, Alan – 1960s.
Reed, Les | Wikipedia Entry
Rossiter, Don | Wikipedia Entry
Rowley, John – Played in the Amateur Cup run of 1961 (but not the final as he had emigrated to South Africa to play for Johannesburg Rangers).
Sammons, Phil – 1977-1979. Now Chief Executive of the Essex F.A.
Saunders, Derek | Wikipedia Entry
Simmonds, Alf – Goalkeeper, 1943-1951.
Vango, Alf | Wikipedia Entry b. 23/12/1900 d. 24/11/1977.
Walters, Sonny | Wikipedia Entry
Wilson, Thomas Henry – b. 09/12/1902. Went on to play for Charlton Athletic (1924), Cardiff City, Southend United.