Thursday, 6 August 2009

Pathe News - Charlton Athletic

Fascinating article from our own Inspector Sands on the best local blog "853" this week. Pathe News clips from the last century showing events across the Borough of Greenwich. The link to the Pathe News site is just a search away from flickering images of Charlton's past...

Giants not Babes - Charlton's 1923 Valley home tie against West Bromwich Albion. The old West Stand was actually only a year old in this clip.

Charlton v Newcastle - 4-0 semi-final rout of the Geordie Nation at neutral Elland Road. Look at those rattles going!

Birmingham v Charlton - a 1934 league encounter at St Andrews captured by Match of the Day which set the tone for coverage of the Addick forever after - no more than 1 minute 30 seconds to be shown at the end of the programme.

Charlton Football Ground 1969 - Amazing first foray into community work to beat hooliganism! I love the fact that the football obviously wasn't enough of an attraction for the kids or mum's because they were provided with cartoons and bingo! The only ever camel and elephant at the Valley? (We've had plenty of donkeys).

Charlton v Leeds - 1937 - 40,000+ pack the Valley

Charlton v Arsenal - 1956 Cup tie - 70,000+ at the Valley and surging on the south terrace.

Millwall v Charlton - a 1938 local derby where Charlton have clearly taken the Halfway-Line. Just a shame we can't see the 500 visiting supporters caged in the Ilderton Road end!

Plenty more there and apologies if you have seen these before...

Robins forever!


Thommo said...

Thanks for these. Im only 27, so all before my time but still wonderful to see.

Anonymous said...

Excellent footage. vff

Kings Hill Addick said...

Amazing stuff.

My Dad was at that Arsenal game in 1956. He was at the front of the East Terrace, I did look for him, but I couldn't see him.

He will be chuffed to find out that he can see it again.

Thanks Dave,


Suze said...

Thanks Dave, they're brilliant...