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by anthony.brown
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Talk Hitchin Town FC
Topic: Canaries' Friendlies: Early Days
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Canaries' Friendlies: Early Days

25 Dec 1928 Hitchin 3 (Harry French, George Pateman, Sonny Furr) Watford Old Boys 1 (F.Saunders) 1 Apr 1929 Hitchin 1 (Ben Saggers) Wood Green 3 (R.Hawkins 2, J.T.Rist) 11 Sep 1929 Hitchin 2 (Stride, W. Barker) RAF (Henlow) 2 (Kelly, Rule) 28 Sep 1929 Hitchin Reserves 3 (A.Pateman, Butterfield, Bris...
by anthony.brown
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Talk Football General
Topic: Hitchin F.C: An Auspicious Beginning
Replies: 7
Views: 3454

Re: Hitchin F.C: An Auspicious Beginning

Just to remind supporters of the link Hitchin F.C's founder John Pardoe had with his Harrow School and Wanderers contemporaries: John Pardoe: Harrow School 1853-58, Forest F.C 1862-64, Hitchin F.C 1866-7 Cecil Reid: Harrow School 1855-61, Wanderers F.C 1865-72, Hitchin F.C 1866-71 & Welwyn F.C R.D.E...
by anthony.brown
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Talk Hitchin Town FC
Topic: 1928/29 Minute Book
Replies: 0
Views: 129

1928/29 Minute Book

Thank you to Roy for the fascinating extracts from the old minute book. In Part 11 it was reported that a friendly match against Wood Green had ended 1-1 on Easter Monday 1st April 1929. The actual score was 1-3, Hawkins (2) and Rist scoring for Wood Green, and Saggers (as stated in the minutes) sco...
by anthony.brown
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Talk Hitchin Town FC
Topic: Cecil Cannon: Local Hero
Replies: 0
Views: 526

Cecil Cannon: Local Hero

Described in our website's history section as 'a native of Cambridge', Cecil Robert Metcalfe Cannon was actually born in Hitchin on 20th March 1901; Christened at St Mary's Church, Hitchin. on 16th April 1901. Died Cambridge 3rd March 1980. Son of the wholesale confectioner Harry Cannon, who became ...
by anthony.brown
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Talk Hitchin Town FC
Topic: MATCHDAY PROGRAMMES
Replies: 6
Views: 734

Re: MATCHDAY PROGRAMMES

The big advantage of having an online programme is that it is easily searchable long after the match is over. I still like to buy a programme at the match, so while supporters get used to the new technology, perhaps both formats can be provided? If only the internet had been there in the thirties wh...
by anthony.brown
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Talk Anything Else
Topic: Cockernhoe Burials
Replies: 0
Views: 546

Cockernhoe Burials

1 Emily Henman (nee Marlow) b 1 Jun 1884 d 11 Apr 1924 Lewis Edward Henman b 7 Apr 1884 d 7 Dec 1969 2 William Simpkins b Sep 1869 d 23 Jun 1924 Rose Elizabeth Simpkins (nee Day) b 1 Jun 1871 d Dec 1947 3 Lizzie May Fleckney (nee Ward) b 11 May 1899 d 29 Jun 1924 4 Edith Maud Ayres (nee Fleckney) b ...
by anthony.brown
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Talk Hitchin Town FC
Topic: Antique rattle?
Replies: 11
Views: 3217

Re: Antique rattle?

North Hertfordshire Museum has a WW1 'gas warning rattle' in its collection (item no. 166). They had originally displayed it as a 'bird scarer', and it may have been used as one 'in later life'. The museum's football collection has many interesting items, including four or five of Charles W. Alcock'...
by anthony.brown
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Talk Anything Else
Topic: Memorable Lectures
Replies: 2
Views: 2016

Re: Memorable Lectures

11th June 2001
Thomas Paine
A lecture by Paul Foot, at the Marx Memorial Library.

Memorable as Paul Foot was very late; he had forgotten about the lecture and had to be collected from the House of Commons bar.......................
by anthony.brown
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Talk Football General
Topic: History Today
Replies: 191
Views: 47137

Re: History Today

North Hertfordshire District Council's website credits the original Hitchin Football Club's 'set up' to William Tindall Lucas and Francis Shillitoe. No mention of 'founding father' John Pardoe. On 24th November 1865 when Hitchin F.C first formed, William Tindall Lucas was just 18 years old (born 7th...
by anthony.brown
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Talk Football General
Topic: History Today
Replies: 191
Views: 47137

Re: History Today

The first player to score against the original Hitchin FC on 24th February 1866 was recorded in the local press as 'Mr Elphinstone'. His full name? Sir Robert Dalrymple-Horn-Elphinstone, who became a baronet in December 1886 and died 11th February 1887. As he played one game for Hitchin (9th March 1...