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Paul Nicholas5 tweeted this newspaper cutting for fixtures for 27th December 1915

Dulwich Hamlet v 3rd Scots Guards

The 3rd Scots Guards were a reserve battalion - That is they trained the 1st and 2nd Scots Guards for the front

And by the miracle of the internet a search uncovers a picture of the 3rd Scots Guards on New Years Day "Hogmanay" 1916 at Wellington Barracks London, So some of these will have watched or possibly played Dulwich Hamlet days earlier

Crystal Palace had played the 3rd on the 18th December drawing 0-0


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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.
 

Dulwich Mishi

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R.I.P.
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.
 

all to nah

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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?
 

Pink Panther

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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?
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).
 

all to nah

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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).
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?
 

PartisanDulwich

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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
 

PartisanDulwich

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ENGLISH INTERNATIONALS

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)

WALES
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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PartisanDulwich

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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


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PartisanDulwich

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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
 

Dulwich Mishi

Old Skool Terrace Dinosaur-embracing the new-veau!
R.I.P.
Our then manager Alan Smith had no love lost for the Enfield manager Ted Hardy. They had a punch up in the tunnel...allegedly! ;)
 

Pink Panther

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

Dulwich Mishi

Old Skool Terrace Dinosaur-embracing the new-veau!
R.I.P.
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.
 

PartisanDulwich

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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

Goalscorers
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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Dulwich Mishi

Old Skool Terrace Dinosaur-embracing the new-veau!
R.I.P.
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.
 

PartisanDulwich

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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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Pink Panther

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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.
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.
 

PartisanDulwich

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

team include Dulwich Hamlets John Everett

attendance 6,200

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PartisanDulwich

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

won 16 times lost 6

won
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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