Tag Archives: Alex Forbes

072 – Random 1950s Photo’s (part two)

“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.”

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

070 – Arsenal in Moscow 1954

Today’s scans are from a couple of magazine articles covering out games with Spartak Moscow in 1954. The first few are from Picture Post (dtd 23-10) including an advert featuring Alex Forbes, the rest from Everybodys (dtd 06-11).













Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

059 – 1948 Arsenal Players’ Souvenir Brochure

After winning the title in 1948 a brochure was produced to raise funds for the players’ pool. Below are scans of some of the pages from that brochure.








Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized