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Dulwich Hamlet History Notes

Roger D

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Contemporary press reports suggest that it was a mud bath rather than a pitch for much of the season. I have vague memories of a Junior Cup opponent, possibly Wimbledon, appealing for a replay on the basis the pitch was hopelessly unfit for playing football on.
 

Son of Roy

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Contemporary press reports suggest that it was a mud bath rather than a pitch for much of the season. I have vague memories of a Junior Cup opponent, possibly Wimbledon, appealing for a replay on the basis the pitch was hopelessly unfit for playing football on.
Wow you are old than I thought Roger.
 

EDC

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Woodwarde Road is uphill all the way N-S. must have been hilarious.
 

Pink Panther

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so are we basically one pitch to the West or left of this ??
We're currently more or less on the same site, with the pitch slightly realigned to the west and south. The photograph was obviously taken from the top of one of the floodlight pylons, which were installed in 1964. The other one at the same end was a replacement during the 1980's, doubling as a mast for mobile phone networks, and is still there serving that purpose.
 

EDC

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If I’m correct the ground moved closer to St. Francis Street and built over the access road and the car park behind on the stand. You can still see some of the old markings painted on the brick wall along the footpath.
 

Pink Panther

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If I’m correct the ground moved closer to St. Francis Street and built over the access road and the car park behind on the stand. You can still see some of the old markings painted on the brick wall along the footpath.
Yes, the Toilets Opposite stand must be roughly where the old upstairs bar was around the back of the old Main Stand.
 

PartisanDulwich

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Mishi posted this photo from the old Champion Hill late 1980's Hamlet V Kingstionians
but the real scandal is that kit

would that be pink and blue stripped shorts ??? shocking
 

Dulwich Mishi

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Mishi posted this photo from the old Champion Hill late 1980's Hamlet V Kingstionians
but the real scandal is that kit

would that be pink and blue stripped shorts ??? shocking
Regarding the shorts? Surely you’d remember? Weren’t you watching Dulwich back then? And it’s against Kingstonian... no ‘s’ on the end.
 

EDC

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Is that Micky Droy playing for them ? I seem to remember him scoring in a 3-0 defeat at the end of the 80's, a header I think. Not this match though, looks like summer, the one I'm on about may have been Boxing or New Year's Day.
 

Pink Panther

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Haha no they was two different shades of blue!!
They weren't really "different shades" as such, it was just the material used at the time that gave a sort of "shadow stripe" effect, a bit like groundsmen cutting a pitch so that it looks like stripes - it's not actually two different shades of green grass!

Ray Purvis is the Hamlet player heading the ball clear with Martin Gillings in the background, with former Chelsea centre half Micky Droy (who made 2 rather undistiguished appearances for the Hamlet in Autumn 1987) the nearest Ks player.
 
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