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The Black-And-White Years: Corking Vintage Photos Of Tottenham’s White Hart Lane, Between 1903-1969

By Chris Wright

Tottenham’s turn to get the vintage ‘Around the Grounds’ treatment…

Soccer - FA Cup - Third Round - Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa

Action from the FA Cup third round game between Tottenham and Aston Villa at White Hart Lane, 1903

Soccer - League Division One - Tottenham Hotspur v Wolverhampton Wanderers - White Hart Lane

Tottenham goalkeeper Joe Nicholls watches on as a Wolves forward shoots wide at White Hart Lane, 1933

Soccer - League Division One - Tottenham Hotspur v Sunderland - White Hart Lane

Sunderland goalkeeper Jimmy Thorpe saves from Tottenham’s George Hunt, 1933

Soccer - Friendly - England v France

England and France captains Roy Goodall and Edmond Delfour are joined by three girls in French national dress before an international friendly between the two countries at White Hart Lane, 1933

Soccer - League Division One - Tottenham Hotspur v Stoke City - White Hart Lane

Stoke City great Stanley Matthews, here aged just 19, crosses into the Tottenham box, 1934

England Vesus Germany Football 1935

England play Germany at White Hart Lane shortly before relations between the two countries go well and truly tits-up, 1935

Soccer - Football League Division Two - Tottenham Hotspur v Plymouth Argyle - White Hart Lane

Tottenham’s Vic Buckingham emerges from the White Hart Lane tunnel, 1947

Soccer - Football League Division Two - Tottenham Hotspur v Sheffield Wednesday

The Nigerian Representative team are given a tour around White Hart Lane before watching Tottenham take on Sheffield Wednesday as guests of honour, 1949

Soccer - FA Cup - Semi Final - Chelsea v Arsenal - White Hart Lane

Chelsea goalkeeper Harry Medhurst pounces on the ball to deny Arsenal’s Jimmy Logie a scoring chance during the FA Cup Semi Final at White Hart Lane, 1950 

Soccer - FA Cup - Semi Final Replay - Chelsea v Arsenal - White Hart Lane

In the replay of the same game, Arsenal goalkeeper George Swindin barges teammate Les Compton aside to gather in a cross, 1950

Soccer - League Division One - Tottenham Hotspur v Blackpool - White Hart Lane

Blackpool goalkeeper George Farm goes in where it hurts to deny lurking Tottenham pair Les Bennett and Les Medley, 1950

Soccer - Football League Division One - Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool

Tottenham fans are given a closer look at The League Championship trophy, won by Spurs the week previous, as it is paraded around White Hart Lane before the match against Liverpool, 1951

Soccer - League Division One - Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool - White Hart Lane

A good old fashioned goalmouth scramble in front of the be-cockereled, mock-Tudor gable on the roof of the old main stand at White Hart Lane, 1951

Soccer - Tottenham Hotspur Photocall - White Hart Lane

Former England Amateurs international George Robb shows what he can do during a pre-season photocall at White Hart Lane having just signed his first professional contract with Tottenham, 1953

Soccer - Football League Division One - Tottenham Hotspur

Former Tottenham stalwart Alf Ramsey welcomes new signing Danny Blanchflower to White Hart Lane, 1954

Soccer - Football League Division One - Tottenham Hotspur v Leeds United - White Hart Lane

Tottenham’s Harry Clarke runs up the steps and out onto the White Hart Lane pitch, 1956

Tottenham v Cardiff.

Tottenham goalkeeper Ted Ditchburn closes down Cardiff City inside-right Brayley Reynolds in front of the newly revamped gable, complete with it’s original copper cock and ball, 1956

Soccer - Home International Championship - England v Scotland - England Training

England pair Derek Kevan and Alan Hodgkinson run laps of the White Hart Lane track during a training session ahead of their Home International tie against Scotland, 1957

Soccer - Football League Division One - Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal - White Hart Lane

Tottenham’s Maurice Norman (right) heads a looping ball toward Arsenal keeper Jack Kelsey’s top corner, 1959

Soccer - League Division One - Tottenham Hotspur v Wolverhampton Wanderers - White Hart Lane

A bit of Hollywood glamour descends on White Hart Lane as glamour icon Jayne Mansfield appears in the directors box at half-time during Tottenham’s 5-1 victory over Wolves, 1959 

Soccer - League Division One - Tottenham Hotspur Training - White Hart Lane

Tottenham manager Bill Nicholson (back to camera) talks with his players in the White Hart Lane dressing room before morning training, 1960

Soccer - League Division One - Tottenham Hotspur Training - White Hart Lane

Club physician and trainer Cecil Peynton assesses Tottenham defender Ron Henry’s knee injury, 1960

Soccer - League Division One - Tottenham Hotspur Training - White Hart Lane

Soccer - League Division One - Tottenham Hotspur Training - White Hart Lane

Tottenham players exercise in the White Hart Lane gymnasium, 1960

Soccer - League Division One - Tottenham Hotspur Training - White Hart Lane

Tottenham captain Danny Blanchflower selects a suitable pair of boots for a practice match, 1960

Soccer - League Division One - Tottenham Hotspur Training - White Hart Lane

Danny Blanchflower warms up with a spot of D-O-N-K-E-Y against the wall of the indoor pitch at White Hart Lane, 1960 

Soccer - League Division One - Tottenham Hotspur Training - White Hart Lane

Tottenham players compete in a gentle six-a-side practice match on the indoor pitch, 1960

Tottenham Christmas Party.

The ale flows freely at Tottenham’s Christmas party in the White Hart Lane dining suite, 1960

Soccer - League Division 1 - Tottenham Hotspur v Sheffield Wednesday - White Hart Lane

Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Ron Springett lies poleaxed on the ground after being unceremoniously shoved into the goalpost by Tottenham’s Bobby Smith, 1961

Soccer - League Division 1 - Tottenham Hotspur v Sheffield Wednesday - White Hart Lane

Tottenham players celebrate clinching the Division One title with a win over Sheffield Wednesday, 1961

Soccer - European Cup - Semi Final Second Leg - Tottenham Hotspur v Benfica - Benfica Training - White Hart Lane

Benfica coach Bela Guttman (in the white cap) leads his team in some stretching exercises at White Hart Lane ahead of their European Cup Semi Final against Tottenham, 1962

Soccer - European Cup Semi-Final - Tottenham Hotspur v Benfica - White Hart Lane

Mr Poulsen, the Danish referee, finds himself surrounded by protesting Benfica players after Jimmy Greaves scored from an offside position under the floodlights at White Hart Lane, 1962. For the record, the goal was eventually disallowed

Soccer - FA Cup - Third Round - Tottenham Hotspur v Burnley - White Hart Lane

The Tottenham groundsman and his staff attempt to clear the snow from the White Hart Lane pitch after Spurs’ FA Cup third round match against Burnley was called, 1963

Soccer - FA Cup - Third Round - Tottenham Hotspur v Burnley - White Hart Lane

Two weeks later, with the ground still flecked with snow, Burnley goalkeeper Adam Blacklaw dives to push a shot from Tottenham’s John Smith around his post, 1963

Soccer - UEFA Cup Winners' Cup - First Round - Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United - White Hart Lane

Tottenham players (left to right) Dave MacKay, Bill Brown, Jimmy Greaves and Terry Dyson stand in the goalmouth at White Hart Lane and peer out into the fog in search of Manchester United players, 1963. The match was postponed because of the poor visibility

Soccer - League Division One - Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United - White Hart Lane

Tottenham goalkeeper Pat Jennings stops George Best in his tracks, 1966

Soccer - League Division One - Tottenham Hotspur v Everton - White Hart Lane

Young Tottenham fans beat the cold with a snowball fight after their team’s home league fixture against Everton was postponed due to the adverse weather, 1969

Soccer - League Division One - Tottenham Hotspur v Everton - White Hart Lane

A very white White Hart Lane, 1969

(Photos: PA)

More in the series…

30 Vintage Photos Of Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge, Taken Between 1905-1967
30 Vintage Photos Of Arsenal’s Highbury Stadium, Taken Between 1931-1967
Cracking Vintage Photos Of Aston Villa’s Villa Park, Taken Between 1932-1969
Spiffing Vintage Photos Of Everton’s Goodison Park, Taken Between 1905-1968

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By Chris on July 18th, 2013 in Featured, Newsnow, Photos, Retro, Tottenham Hotspur. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
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13 Responses to “The Black-And-White Years: Corking Vintage Photos Of Tottenham’s White Hart Lane, Between 1903-1969”

  1. [...] Danny Blanchflower warms up with a spot of D-O-N-K-E-Y against the wall of the indoor pitch at White Hart …read more [...]

  2. John White says:

    Alf Ramsey was never Manager of Tottenham. He was right back, and at the end of his career, sometimes captain

  3. BornAsTheKing says:

    Great post. Thank you very much. Some of these will go into my collection. C.O.Y.S.

  4. Stu says:

    Great images. I especially love the photo of the four Spurs players amusingly trying to look for the opposing team

  5. Hoddle's Halo says:

    Sir Alf never managed Spurs!!

  6. JOHNBERRY says:

    Chris, these pictures are offensive. Now I will kick your dog.

  7. ChrisKaChotaLund says:

    Chris, these pictures are offensive. You want me to kick your dog? Then your dog need operation

  8. Bruno says:

    Fantastic!
    Any chance of vintage pics of Old Trafford or Elland Road?

    • Chris says:

      @Bruno: Oh, there’s every chance – though we’re picking them strictly on a whim so no promises.

      @ChrisKaChotaLund: Did you forget to take your happy pills today?

  9. Sjakie Meulemans says:

    Great to see you guys continue this series! Keep it up! Many more stadiums to go…

  10. bill k says:

    Glad I got to see some vintage ballsack without being warned

  11. [...] Some excellent shots of White Hart Lane’s illustrious history. – whoateallthepies.tv [...]

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