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Dulwich Hamlet History Notes

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

  1. billbond

    billbond Well-Known Member

    Rare hamlet badge

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  2. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

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  3. DonkeyAssessor

    DonkeyAssessor Well-Known Member

    think you will find capacity was cut due Bradford fire in may 1985 mishi. All very sad
  4. DonkeyAssessor

    DonkeyAssessor Well-Known Member

    DH on the Wednesday Ground, FA Amateur Cup v Hallam 1952/53.

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  5. Dulwich Mishi

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

    Not exactly rare...no rarer than any other Hamlet badge made over the last twenty years...they all become rare, in time, because only a few hundred are made.
  6. Dulwich Mishi

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

    Probably a combination of the two, but we really got hammered after Hillsborough, when all grounds with large capacities were looked at, turned out some of our wiring hadn't been updated since the ground was opened! The capacity later increased in the last couple of years, when a few steps were concreted at the bottom of the old terracing, and the rest of the huge old terraces fenced off. While we were still playing at the old ground, in the last few months, the cover on the far side, come down, in preparation for Sainsburys, being built on the old Top Pitch behind.
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  7. billbond

    billbond Well-Known Member

    After half a century finally got around to having the poster as seen framed ! well better late than never ha
    paper was so thin in them days but now looks the Dogs
    Irritating it aint got the year on it as a few will know it was 1964
    Think it was shown somewhere before so must be at least 2 knocking about , Anyone ?
    Left to me by a uncle of mine with the programme whos son actually played for Dulwich and his daughter married my uncle who did a bit of coaching/spongeman for the club , actually first met in the upstairs bar at the old ground
    Anyway thought i would share

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  8. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    Re 1989/90 Season

    quote from programme 18th March 1990
    v Wokingham Town
    venue Bromly FC

    "For the benefit of those "neutrals" and all connected with Wokingham, we must explain that our own ground at Champion Hill is closed to spectators at present whilst essential rewiring work is carried out in the Main Stand area. This electrical work was nearing completion at the time of writing these notes, so provided it passes an LEB (London Electricity Board) inspection and we can obtain the necessary safety certificate from Southwark Council in good time. We hope to be back at Dulwich for our game with Dagenham March 31st. Meanwhile, we are most grateful to our good friends from Bromnley FC for allowing =us to use their ground and facilities, not only this afternoon but also for out two "home" games last week" (Aylesbury United and Slough Town)
  9. Dulwich Mishi

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

    Yes, we had a run of three home games at Hayes Lane. they had a much longer spell at our place in the early Nineties, when their stand 'conveniently' 'accidentally' burnt down not once, but twice!

    The above seems to suggest that safety was tightened up everywhere post-Hillsborough, not Bradford, as I thought.

    The problem was, despite our low crowds, we were classed as a 'designated sports ground', which was legally based on ANY ground over 10,000 capacity, and not based on actual attendances.

    Anecdotally, of course, I do know that 'allegedly' the only reason our old ground with its huge wooden stand, never burnt down in an 'accident' was because the insurance cover, or low level of it, wouldn't have made it 'worthwhile'....
  10. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    What was saved from the old stadium ?
    What happened to all that wood - seats etc was it just burnt

    I understand some of the turnstiles, obviously the War memorial (Roll of honour) but anything else ?
  11. Dulwich Mishi

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

    The simple answer is nothing....apart from what you mentioned.
  12. Cyclodunc

    Cyclodunc Where's the slam tent, mate?

    Am I right in thinking there are some plaques by the pitch where people's ashes were scattered or have I made that up completely!?!?:confused:
  13. Dulwich Mishi

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

    No plaques, but two peoples' ashes are under the pitch, behind the goal, at the car park end. Brian Weber & Dave Harris.
  14. billbond

    billbond Well-Known Member

    Thought some might find this of interest went for £88 via ebay

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  15. darryl

    darryl this wasn't supposed to happen

    A post this afternoon on the Charlton Life messageboard from his daughter says that Tom Bedford, who played for Dulwich in the 1940s and was later an official at the Hamlet, has died aged 89. (Sign In - the thread is login-only)

    His daughter says: "Sadly my dad Tom Bedford peacefully passed away on Monday aged 89.

    Dad first watched Charlton as a five-year old when his parents used to take him to the Valley. He used to sit on his father's shoulders to watch the football. Dad played football with Derek Ufton at Dartford Grammar School and I think they both played for a team called Borough Juniors.

    Dad did sign for Charlton as an amateur, but didn't ever play as he had to do his National Service with the RAF in Egypt. However I think most of his time was spent playing football for the RAF!

    He played for Dulwich Hamlet for many years and was heavily involved with the club and I can remember being taken to watch him play when I was a child."

    I think he features towards the end of this piece Dulwich Mishi wrote for Hamlet Historian: The Hamlet Historian: The first game of my life… by Mishi D. Morath
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  16. Blitzwalker

    Blitzwalker Well-Known Member

    Reg Anderson WIlson School.JPG

    Reg Anderson's name on the Wilson's School Roll of Honour at Wallington, photo courtesy of Mr Cole, the Headmaster. The WW2 history is almost there with just some final polishing to be done - if all goes to plan, it'll be another booklet along the lines of "When Shall Their Glory Fade" and aiming to have it available by November 2017 in time for Remembrance weekend.
  17. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    Dave Smith, manager at Dulwich Hamlets-l1600 (1).jpg Alan Smith, manager at Dulwich Hamlet
  18. Dulwich Mishi

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

    Assistant manager Stuart Scott.
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  19. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    The Admiral kit looks burgundy ?
    any idea what shirts we were wearing ?
    Shorts blue with white and burgundy stripe
  20. the 12th man

    the 12th man Well-Known Member

    Those are just drill tops, always pink n blue for matchday!
  21. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    Those shorts were the old 1970s Admiral England shorts - royal blue with red/white stripe. We usually wore them with royal blue shirts with a pink collar, but for a couple of seasons we wore all sorts of strange kits, even for home games: there was an all red with white trim, an all white with blue trim, and sometimes the all yellow with blue trim away kit was worn at home.
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