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Mr. T
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Highbury, FA Cup SF, Portsmouth v. Villa, 1929 [Aerofilms]


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slowly - but without the need for stewards, bag searches, etc. which probably made it quicker than today



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What a fantastic photo.Smile


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Ah, nostalgia. What you don't see is how wet those terraces were


Mr. T
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I can't see any entrances/exits for the terraces. There are just three tiny stairways visible on the left.


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http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/image/epw025834

A bit more is visible on one of the other shots - a more sizeable exit in the corner just out of view in the picture above.


Mr. T
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Good spot. So that's one exit!


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When was the 'D' incorporated into the pitch markings? Clearly post-1929.



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Attendance: 36,147.

Frightening.


Surprised to find there were only 12 FA Cup semi finals played at Highbury - and I was at two of them.


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Attendance: 36,147. Frightening.


Shouldn't that be 63,147? Surely there's more than 36,000 in there?


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Surprised to find there were only 12 FA Cup semi finals played at Highbury.


...and Portsmouth played in four of them: the one pictured v. Villa in 1929 (won 1-0), v. Huddersfield Town in 1939 (won 2-1), v. Leicester City in 1949 (lost 1-3) and v. Liverpool in 1992 (drew 1-1).


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You may be right. I found that figure on two different websites. However, according to Simon Inglis, the stand was a 9,000 seater and there must be way more than 27,000 standing.

From Engineering Archie (Simon Inglis again): Highbury's terracing initially had only three access points: two on Avenell Road and a single gate on Gillespie Road. And yet it could hold 60,000 in this state.

Terrifying.


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What is as worrying is many of them used to have quite a few beers before attending the games. You just hope it was not off.


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Mar 6, 2014, 5:57 PM

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When was the 'D' incorporated into the pitch markings? Clearly post-1929.


1937


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On this shot

http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/image/epw025837

I think there is a turnstile block either side of the main stand plus the exit/entrance in the top left corner of the ground.


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There's a Twitter account called Antiquefootball that's posted quite a few similar pictures lately. Well worth a follow if you're on Twitter. https://twitter.com/AntiqueFootball

One posted a few hours ago. "Police at Wembley forced to climb over Cardiff City & Arsenal supporters to take up their positions, 1927 FA Cup Final"




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Thanks Zebedee, and also VP for the Twitter recommendation.



The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. -- F. Scott Fitzgerald


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I believe thy when Wembley held 100.000 for the FA cup final it was limited to 95,000 for the RL final because the miners from the north where bigger


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mick
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Mar 9, 2014, 9:34 PM

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One posted a few hours ago. "Police at Wembley forced to climb over Cardiff City & Arsenal supporters to take up their positions, 1927 FA Cup Final"


Superb picture. Notice one gent in the crowd is not wearing a hat - rather risqué, surely.


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Mar 10, 2014, 2:29 PM

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One posted a few hours ago. "Police at Wembley forced to climb over Cardiff City & Arsenal supporters to take up their positions, 1927 FA Cup Final"

Superb picture. Notice one gent in the crowd is not wearing a hat - rather risqué, surely.

Indeed. He'll make someone pregnant if he's not careful. Tongue



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One posted a few hours ago. "Police at Wembley forced to climb over Cardiff City & Arsenal supporters to take up their positions, 1927 FA Cup Final"

Superb picture. Notice one gent in the crowd is not wearing a hat - rather risqué, surely.

Indeed. He'll make someone pregnant if he's not careful. Tongue

Not there he won't - there are no women in the picture



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VP
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Because of Mick's post I had a little read of when and why men stopped wearing hats. It's something I'd never really thought of before. There doesn't seem to be any one reason but a few different theories.
One thing made me chuckle. From the QI website: "a 1947 survey for the Hat Research Foundation found that although 19% of men who did not wear hats gave 'because I had to in the army' as their answer, 17% of those who did wear hats gave 'got used to it in the army' as theirs."
http://qi.com/infocloud/hats


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Before central heating, warm baths and cooked meals a man wouldn't go out without a hat and coat. You could quite literally catch your 'death of cold'.

Source http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Origins-Football-League-Season/dp/1445618818


jon b
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Ah, the good old days.

From "the way we were website"

http://www.aohg.org.uk/twww/health4.html


"They used to sew their children in during the autumn. They had a sewing-in day. They sewed them into their clothes and left them there till spring. They were sewn in for warmth. They thought they would die of cold otherwise. With only enough freedom left to answer the calls of nature, the sewn-up children soon smelt very distinctive:
"They were filthy. That was nothing in those days. You had to be quite strong minded to go into the houses because they rather smelt, although they were so clean on the outside, they scrubbed their steps and whitened the edges."

I read somwhere of someone coming across this as late as the 1970s when doing teaching practice.


acmold
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I remember when I first went to work a number of chaps put their baldness down to having to wear hats / caps in the military during the War and vowed not to wear them afterwards.

 
 


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