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by anthony.brown
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Talk Hitchin Town FC
Topic: Hitchin v Barnet (Alternative report by Pipelet)
Replies: 3
Views: 402

Re: Hitchin v Barnet (Alternative report by Pipelet)

A steady end to pre-season, as the homesters overcame the strangers somewhat easily. The Canaries' custodian and pivot rarely troubled as the opposition rarely pressed.
by anthony.brown
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Talk Football General
Topic: Cecil Reid: Local Hero
Replies: 2
Views: 2359

Re: Cecil Reid: Local Hero

At today's match I was asked to repeat this for a supporter who was unable to find details about Cecil Reid and his connection with Reid's Brewery, which joined with Watney's and Combes' Breweries...
by anthony.brown
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Talk Hitchin Town FC
Topic: Top Field 1930
Replies: 0
Views: 228

Top Field 1930

Hitchin is a place of admirable ground and great enthusiasm. To read their programme on the progress of the infant through three stages is as exciting as an Edgar Wallace thriller. As an aside here are some of the moralisings, or opinions, or views - call them what you will - of 'Sparbed' (Tom Woodi...
by anthony.brown
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Talk Football General
Topic: History Today
Replies: 199
Views: 67923

Re: History Today

25th August 1928 Bedfordshire & District League Division 1 RAF (Henlow) 9 Hitchin Town Reserves 0 This match was played on the Astra ground, Henlow Camp, on Saturday before a fair attendance in good weather. The Airmen had the advantage of the wind in the first half and quickly took play into the vi...
by anthony.brown
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Talk Hitchin Town FC
Topic: 92 Not Out
Replies: 0
Views: 279

92 Not Out

25th August 1928 Spartan League Division II East

Hitchin Town 5 (Charlie Davis 3, William Barker 2) Waltham Comrades 1 (G.Pallett)

The Canaries' first match.

On the same day, in the Beds & District League Division 1, Hitchin Reserves were beaten 9-0 at RAF Henlow.
by anthony.brown
Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Talk Anything Else
Topic: VJ Day 75
Replies: 3
Views: 799

Re: VJ Day 75

Have you been on the website prestonherts.co.uk? Lots of interesting stories & history, also helpful in discovering genealogy of Preston-born folk Yes. It's one of the best local village websites (if not the best!). Found out loads of info about my Preston ancestors (the Crawley's - my grandmother'...
by anthony.brown
Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Talk Anything Else
Topic: VJ Day 75
Replies: 3
Views: 799

VJ Day 75

Thinking of my uncle Norman, a member of the 'forgotten army' serving in Burma at the end of the war. He was fortunate to return home and raise a family, and died in 1984. Born in Preston, Herts towards the end of WW1, he spent his childhood in Mangrove and Cockernhoe, later moving to Luton.
by anthony.brown
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Talk Hitchin Town FC
Topic: Are you sitting comfortably? then I'll begin..........
Replies: 10
Views: 1657

Re: Are you sitting comfortably? then I'll begin..........

I arrived at the Hitchin maternity unit soon after my birth, having been born early at home in Mangrove Green, so I don't really fit Peter's Hitchin-born definition. However, Mangrove was at the time in the Hitchin Rural District Council area.........................................
by anthony.brown
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Talk Football General
Topic: History Today
Replies: 199
Views: 67923

Re: History Today

Number 9 - The Magic Shirt When the Canaries opened their first ever season on 25th August 1928, our first ever centre-forward Charlie Davis scored a hat-trick on his (and the team's) debut. The second Canary to wear the No 9 was Charlie Evans. On 13th October 1928 he scored once (also in his debut ...
by anthony.brown
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Talk Football General
Topic: History Today
Replies: 199
Views: 67923

Re: History Today

4th August 2014
Another of my 50/50 wins: £39 at the Hitchin v Cheshunt game (a 4-1 win for The Canaries)