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020 – 1919, Highbury in the First Division

Finally, after the ‘war to end all wars’, League football returned and Arsenal, now at Highbury, returned to the first division. Some nice early shots of Highbury before the stands we all know so well were built. On the subject of Highbury I’ve also included scans from an article published in the programme in the sixties to remember the building of Highbury 50 years on.

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019 – Wally Hardinge

Throughout Arsenal’s history there have been a succession of players who also played cricket, the most famous being Denis Compton. An earlier one was H.T.W. (Wally) Hardinge who joined Arsenal when we moved to Highbury. Sadly his football career was interupted by the Great War He gave up playing football in 1921 and went into coaching but continued playing cricket for Kent as a free scoring batsman and slow left arm bowler.

"Hardinge, The Woolwich Arsenal footballer, taken in 1913"

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