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Dulwich Hamlet History Notes

Dulwich Mishi

Old Skool Terrace Dinosaur-embracing the new-veau!
R.I.P.
Where two countries are listed, with one place listed as Dieppe, I believe these were separate tours at the same time, though can't vouch for that, just from memory having done some research in the past.
 

PartisanDulwich

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Match Report Notes

6th March 1979
Chris Lewington completed his 100th consecutive first team starts for Dulwich Hamlet (against Barking)
the first Dulwich Hamlet player to reach this milestone Reg Merritt (defender) played 110 consecutive games between April 1958 and May 1960 (576 appearances in total Hamlet career)

on 13th February 1979 Chris celebrated his 21st birthday
he eventually completed 290 consecutive appearances for Dulwich Hamlet

Benjamin "Benny" Odeje (England's first black player left Dulwich Hamlet in October 1974
 
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PartisanDulwich

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On the buses 1973 sitcom
Clippies V Drivers Football match episode
(now almost unwatchable)

filmed at Champion Hill on the morning of 16th January 1973

the actors all ended up in the Fox on the Hill pub

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Dulwich Mishi

Old Skool Terrace Dinosaur-embracing the new-veau!
R.I.P.
On the buses 1973 sitcom
Clippies V Drivers Football match episode
(now almost unwatchable)

filmed at Champion Hill on the morning of 16th January 1973

the actors all ended up in the Fox on the Hill pub

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That was on the old 'Top Pitch', which was behind the old huge covered terraces. I remember that being filmed as a kid, growing up the Champion Hill Estate.

Classic British comedy, vary un-PC nowadays though.
 

PartisanDulwich

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Romford vs Dulwich Hamlet - FA Trophy 1st Qualifying Round Football at Ship Lane, Thurrock FC - 15/09/12
Nyren - in Dulwich Hamlet FC white strip
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the 12th man

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Romford vs Dulwich Hamlet - FA Trophy 1st Qualifying Round Football at Ship Lane, Thurrock FC - 15/09/12
Nyren - in Dulwich Hamlet FC white strip
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I believe this was the day that Paul Idem saved a penalty in the 1st half thus completing in a 2 week period penalty saves for the youth team, reserve team and first team respectively!
 

Pink Panther

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I believe this was the day that Paul Idem saved a penalty in the 1st half thus completing in a 2 week period penalty saves for the youth team, reserve team and first team respectively!
Shame about the free kick from out near the touchline that bounced over his head for the equaliser! We scored first then lost 3-1 to a very ordinary side.
 

PartisanDulwich

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The Forgotten Dulwich Hamlet Football International


Marcel Eugene Plassard (1915-2002)

Dulwich Hamlet & French International

Marcel Plassard was born in the Brittany port town of Port Louis on 26th November 1915. The son of a French WW1 veteran who had fought at Gallipoli.

When the German’s invade France in May 1940, Plassard was already in Norway, where he took part in the defence of Norway against the German invasion. He was evacuated by boat from Narvik to London in the summer of 1940.

Once in the UK, He immediately enlists in the Free French Army as a Marine Rifle number 902 L33 5481 FN41 rising to the rank of Master Rifleman, it is also know that Plassard was selected to play for the free French Army International team – a team that played other exiled forces such as the Belgium, Dutch, Poles, Norwegians as well as the Canadians in the Inter Allied services cup 1941-1944

He seems to have been stationed at Greenock and later in Libya at Bir Hakeim and may have taken part in the famous Battle of Bir Hakeim in 1942

While in the UK in 1943 the Daily Mirror reported that Plassard the Free French Army football International right back was playing for Dulwich Hamlet in their Southern Combination game.

Unfortunately, Plassard seems to have suffered from serious health problems and the Dulwich Hamlet programme for 20th March 1943 reports that “our French International” Marcel Plassard has had “a recurrence of his War trouble and is in Dulwich hospital”.

Marcel Plassard died 17th February 2002 in Lorient, Brittany, in an adjoining port town just a few miles from where he was born.

We should pay full respect to Plassard and the thousands of men and women from many nations who fled to Britain during WW2 once their Countries were occupied by the Nazi’s to continue the fight for Freedom in Europe.

We salute the memory of Marcel Plassard and the Free French Army and take pride that he wore the blue and pink jersey of Dulwich Hamlet FC
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Free French Naval memorial at Greenock, Scotland where Plassard was stationed
 
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DonkeyAssessor

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I have wondered how many of those free French played under their own name and not a nom de guerre. considering lord haw haw's family were living barely a mile away, they may not have appreciated match reports being fed through to the gestapo to harass their families still in France
 
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