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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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054 – Random 1930s Photo’s (part four)

Last of the series of random 1930s scans.

I should mention that Eddie Hapgood is not holding a skipping rope on the first photo. I can only imagine there was a scratch to the negative before the photo was printed.

As for the other two I wanted to finish this part with a couple of individual photo’s of the biggest stars of our 1930s team. Obviously such a thing is very arguable but I’m quite happy with my choice of Alex James and Eddie Hapgood.

As always anything written below the scans are from the backslip.

“1936-37 Charlton Athletic (0) versus Arsenal (2).
At The Valley (Charlton).
Swindin (Arsenal Goalie) punches clear a shot from Prior (Chalton Centre-Forward) with Hapgood (Arsenal Left-Back) Looking on.
October 17, 1936.”

“A.James (Arsenal)”

“E.Hapgood (Arsenal)”

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