Today’s scans are the rest of the brochure I started yesterday.
Also, to finish the 1950s, a scan of the teamgroup for 1959/60.
“Tips from Dad.
Three year old John Lishman gets a soccer lesson from his father, Doug Lishman, Arsenal’s inside-left, at their home in Southgate, North London. John wears a football outfit that Dad bought back from a South American tour. Arsenal are now in full training and their first match of the season is away to Blackpool on August 20th.”
“Football. Charlton Athletic (2) v Arsenal (0) at The Valley 10/3/56.
Sam Bartram, Charlton goal-keeper, who was made captain for his last match before leaving for York City to become their Player-Manager, shakes hand with Cliff Holton, Arsenal Captain. Sam has been with Charlton for over 20 years.”
“Herd Scores 1st and 2nd Goal for Arsenal 28.9.57.
Herd, Arsenal centre-forward, No. 9, scores Arsenal’s 1st goal at Highbury this afternoon in the match against Leeds United. It was scored in the first two minutes of the match. Ball is seen going through the Leeds defence.”
“Arsenal Players Train for cup-tie. March 4th 1952.
Arsenal players in a game of ‘header tennis’ at Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London, as they train to-day (Tuesday) for next Saturday’s sixth round F.A. Cup tie against Luton. Left to right are Lishman, inside-left; Swindin, goalkeeper; and Daniel, centre-half.”
“Arsenal v Manchester City at Highbury 19/9/52.
Tommy Lawton coming out on to the field for his first game against Manchester City at Highbury today.”
“Arsenal Players Report for Training July 27th 1954.
A few words of wisdom from Arsenal Football Club manager Tom Whittaker (front, left) as he welcomes the players outside their Highbury ground today (Tuesday) at the start of their first training perios for the coming season. The footballers are changed ready for a session of road work.”
“Boxers versus Jockeys Soccer Match at Highbury 2.4.51.
Boxers and jockeys met in a soccer match under floodlights at the Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, tonight, in aid of the Sportsmen’s Aid Society.
Photo shows: (left) Johnny Williams, leading contender for the heavy-weight title, with Jack Gardner, Heavy-weight champion of G.B., Europe and British Empire, showing T.Gosling, the jockey’s goalkeeper one of the cigarette lighters which they received after winning the match 5 goals to 4.”
“Opening of the football season…Arsenal versus Huddersfield Town. 18-8-51.
Photo shows: Holton, the Arsenal centre forward scores his team’s second goal from a pass by Forbes the right half – during the match at Highbury this afternoon.”
“The players’ quarters at Arsenal. Peter Goring adjusts his collar in the changing room.”
Lots of words recently, so the next couple of days I’ll just be putting up some scans of 1950s press photo’s. As always the backslip is copied below the scan.
“D.Compton in action at Highbury January 21st 1950.
Denis Compton, Arsenal outside-left – making his first appearance in the Arsenal first eleven since last April – trying for goal in the match against Bolton Wanderers at Highbury, London to-day (Saturday).”
“Problem Boy Steps Out – Arsenal give Don Roper final test 03.03.50.
Don Roper, Arsenal’s only doubtful starter against Leeds United tomorrow, went through another stiff test today at Highbury, to decide whether his pulled thigh muscle has recovered sufficiently for him to stand the strain of such an important match.
Photo shows Arsenal centre-forward, Don Roper, chatting to Tom Whittaker (Manager) and Billy Milne (trainer) after his final test, in which he was found fit to play in tomorrow’s Cup-tie match.”
“Happy day for ‘Happiest Days’ cast March 16th 1950.
Visitors to Highbury, London, today (Thursday) were members of the cast of the film ‘The Happiest Days of Your Life’, who turned out to watch Arsenal practice for their FA Cup semi-final match against Chelsea at T*tt*nh*m, London, on Saturday.
Picture shows: Guy Middleton, who played the sports master in the film ‘The Happiest Days of Your Life’, and two Kensington (London) schoolboys who appeared in the picture, watching Arsenal’s Denis Compton taking a throw-in during the practice at Highbury, London today.”