Dulwich Hamlet History Notes

Discussion in 'Dulwich Hamlet FC' started by PartisanDulwich, Jun 24, 2015.

  1. EDC

    EDC A Slightly Less Invisible Cyber Fan These Days

    Didn't all Guardsmen have to be over six feet tall in those days? I'm not sure they continued the tradition during wartime but if they did I feel sorry for the opposition.
  2. Dulwich Mishi

    Dulwich Mishi Old Skool Terrace Dinosaur-embracing the new-veau!

    Many, many moons ago I looked through the microfilm copies of our local newspapers from 1914-1918 to collate games played in during the Great War. I've never done any cross-referencing with national papers, even if I had the time to, which I don't. Would be interesting to see what fixtures/results were not mentioned in the local papers.

    As the War wore on it was harder to find information, as paper became scarcer, and newspapers thinner (in both World Wars), so sports reports, locally at the very least, were cut back, for whatever was deemed 'more important' news.
  3. all to nah

    all to nah Well-Known Member

    A group of Millwall supporters had been to our home match last week. One of them said his father managed Dulwich Hamlet (in the 1960s?). I've looked it up in the 75th anniversary festschrift (Is that an English word, as well?) and in the list of DHFC managers, but I couldn't find him. His name is Colin Hester. Has anybody heard of him?
  4. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    DHFC never had a 'manager' until 1966. Until then the team would have a coach/trainer to take training sessions, and the team would be selected by a committee of club officials. The only men to manage Hamlet in the 1960's were Frank Reed (1966/7) and Peter Gleeson (1967/70).
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  5. all to nah

    all to nah Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Pink Panther!

    That's probably why I couldn't find his name in this list. Have you heard his name in any other connexion to the club?
  6. Dulwich Mishi

    Dulwich Mishi Old Skool Terrace Dinosaur-embracing the new-veau!

    I've not heard of him...but then I was only born in 1966! ;)
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  7. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    One of the founders of Dulwich Hamlet FC was William Brenchley (1858-1938)

    He became headmaster of Dulwich Hamlet School for boys in 1891 and was therefore involved in the work required to establish the club, He was offered the first presidency of the club which he declined

    He was an Alderman for 50 years on Camberwell Council "The old man of Camberwell"

    He was also President of the East Lambeth National Union of Teachers

    oh and if you recognise the name Brenchley ... that would probably be from Brenchley Gardens which was named after William Brenchley in honour of his campaign to secure a new cemetery close to the site on One Tree Hill

    Source Welcome to amadon.org
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  8. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    1952/3 Dulwich Hamlet members ticket dulwich hamlet 54 g ticket$_57.JPG
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  9. Pink Panther

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    Blimey! Jack Dixon must be older than he looks.
  10. PartisanDulwich

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    George Sidway (Outside right) was the second Dulwich hamlet player to play for England Amateaur team
    In 1913 he played for England V Holland and Germany.

    The first Dulwich Hamlet player to play for England was C.F. Tyson centre half who played against France in 1911

    R.s Anderson (3)
    H.J Ball (2)
    W.R. Bellamy (2)
    A. Brooker (1)
    L. Brown (4)
    W.C. Caesar (2)
    E.H. Coleman (4)
    L.B. Fishlock (1)
    W.J. Gatland (1)
    H C H Hill (8)
    G. Hobson (2)
    Edgar Kail (21)
    R. Merritt (1)
    L.B. Morrish (4)
    C.F. Murray (3)
    W.W. Parr (9)
    H.S. Robbins (5)
    G. F. Shipway (2)
    A. W. Solly (2)
    C. F Tyson (1)

    H.E. Etheridge (1)
    C. George (2)
    A.H. "Taffy" Hamer (5)
    S. Lewis (1)

    (Up until 1970)

    Source Dulwich Hamlet Handbook 1970-71
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  14. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    On Wednesday 2nd April 1980 Dulwich Hamlet played Triestina in Italy in the Coppa Anglo-Italiana cup
    drawing 0-0 on the 5th April they played Mantova in Matuna, Lombardy. Mantova famous ex players include Dino Zoff, Angelo Sormani, Anton Allenman and Karl Heinz Schnellinger

    100px-US_Triestina_Logo.png 140px-Mantova_AFC.gif
  15. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    1979/80 Season

    Dulwich Hamlet went on a 14 consecutive wins and a 17 match unbeaten run

    finally ended in 4th March 1980 when Hamlet lost in the semi finals of the Hitachi Cup away at Enfield (Enfield securing 89th minute controversial penalty) However Hamlet continued to win in the League

    By March 18th 1980
    Dulwich Hamlet had Played 32 Berger Isthmian League games won 16 drawn 13 lost 3

    source: programme 18th March 1980 V Boston United
  16. Dulwich Mishi

    Dulwich Mishi Old Skool Terrace Dinosaur-embracing the new-veau!

    Our then manager Alan Smith had no love lost for the Enfield manager Ted Hardy. They had a punch up in the tunnel...allegedly! ;)
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  17. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    I remember that seasonwell. I don't think anyone liked Ted Hardy outside whichever club he was with at any given time. He was like a forerunner of George Borg.
  18. Dulwich Mishi

    Dulwich Mishi Old Skool Terrace Dinosaur-embracing the new-veau!

    Yep, never knew Hardy, too young. But George, was generally, a nice bloke off of the pitch....
    Not condoned what he's done or said down the years, mind!
    'Nice' as in John Terry's almost certainly a really nice bloke, if you meet him one to one, sort of way. ;)

    Talking of generally disliked managers...never had time for Graham Roberts, although I never met him.
    Never had time for a certain Mr. M. Browne, despite the fact I have! ;)

    And, against the grain of most of non-league, have a lot of time for just departed from Shitehawk, Steve King.
  19. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    Season 1979/80 up to 15th March 1980

    Chris Lewington 48, Martin Lewis 48, Danny Godwin 47, Paul Edwards (Capt) 45, Ossie Bayram 44, Tony James 43, Kimm Connett 41, Steve Bowtell (goal keeper) 38, Kingston 36 Kevin Wallis 30, Mark Denton 25, Rogers 24, Borg 22, Terry Eames 21, Basey 12, Rodney Brookes 11, Bexley 8 Nigel Blazey 8, Jarrett 6, Tutt 3, White 2, Davis 1, Salin 1

    Bayram 23, Connett 17, James 10, Lewis 7, Lewington 6, Rogers 6, Wallis 6, Eames 5, Kingston 3, Borg 2, Denton 1, Edwards 1,
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  20. Dulwich Mishi

    Dulwich Mishi Old Skool Terrace Dinosaur-embracing the new-veau!

    First names missing: Peter Kingston; Steve rogers; George Borg; Phil Basey; Ron Bexley; Alec/Alex Jarrett; Graham Tutt; Mark Davis; Engin Salih.

    Not sure, from memory, id Davis is correct. Keeper is Bowtell, not Botwell & Engin's name was Salih, splet wrong by the Club at the time, as I recall.
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  21. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    Dulwich Hamlet 1967-68

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    $_57.JPG dulwich hamlet ww1 roll of honour 881516016_o.jpg

    Dulwich Hamlet
    1919-20 Season
    Roll of honour celluloid matchbox

    Hon Treasurer Lorraine Wilson 57 Alleyn Park Road SE21
    Hon Secretary G.C. Wheeler 34 Thornsbeach Road SE6

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  24. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    England v Wales Amateur 25-01-47 dulwich hamlet c.jpg

    England V Wales

    at Champion Hill 1947
  25. PartisanDulwich

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  26. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    It was Alan Jarrett, a goalkeeper signed on loan from Hayes while Steve Bowtell was injured. He'd been Hayes regular first choice for a number of seasons and played against us for them many times.
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  27. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    Dulwich Hamlet Football Club Team Group 1952. Ltor Back Row D. Eastman G. May A. Freeman W. Thrussell T. Brown F. Setters .
    1952 dulwich-hamlet-football-club-team-group-1952-ltor-back-row-d-eastman-BW2C05.jpg
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  28. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    1956/57 Season
    At Champion Hill
    29 September 1956
    Isthmian League V Uganda

    team include Dulwich Hamlets John Everett

    attendance 6,200

    42108 uganda.jpg
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  29. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    Dulwich Hamlet V Royal Navy & Marines Champion Hill 28th March 1942
    44880.jpg dulwich hamlet v royal navy marines 28 march 1942 44880a.jpg
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  30. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    Surrey Senior Cup Final 1959
    4-1 winners
    attendance 13,700

    won 16 times lost 6

    1904–05, 1905–06, 1908–09, 1909–10, 1919–20, 1922–23, 1924–25, 1927–28, 1933–34, 1936–37, 1946–47, 1949–50, 1957–58, 1958–59, 1973–74, 1974–75

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