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074 – Random 1950s Photo’s (part four)

“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.”


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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.”

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