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11 December 2017 17:00 Post ID: #1563690 - in reply to #1563264
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20,744 present for FA Amateur Cup Final, 1932.
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11 December 2017 17:36 Post ID: #1563696 - in reply to #1563672
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PurleyLion - 11/12/2017 15:27

It might be a figment of my imagination, but when I was very young I seem to remember being told that at one stage they attracted crowds of over 30,000.



Very well supported once up in a time.

Granddad, who was from Walworth, used to follow them when we were away - back then they used to get gates similar to league teams.
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11 December 2017 17:48 Post ID: #1563698 - in reply to #1563690
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PurleyLion - 11/12/2017 17:00

20,744 present for FA Amateur Cup Final, 1932.


Yes, but that was at West Ham, I think - so doesn't count. If memory serves, Dulwich won the Amateur Cup four times (a record for an existing Southern club), three times at The Boleyn Ground and once at The Den.

All Amateur Cup Finals attracted massive crowds - often around the 100,000 mark when they were switched to Wembley after the war. There were, for instance, 47,000 present when I saw North Shields beat Sutton Utd in 1969.

More relevant was that Dulwich attracted crowds of 20,000 plus for their home ties while on these inter-war FA Amateur Cup runs.

There was not the type of distinction between amateur and professional between the wars, when Dulwich were in their pomp, as there is today. Indeed, when Millwall won promotion to the Second Division for the first time in season 1927/28 sweeping all before them and setting up a record number of home League goals which stands to this day, they were skippered by W I Bryant, an amateur.

Indeed, he played only Saturdays for us, not being able to get time away from business to play in midweek fixtures....!!!

A different, softer age...

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11 December 2017 18:10 Post ID: #1563702 - in reply to #1563264
My dad used to play for them & south london back in the day
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11 December 2017 19:17 Post ID: #1563711 - in reply to #1563698
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whiskylion - 11/12/2017 17:48

PurleyLion - 11/12/2017 17:00

20,744 present for FA Amateur Cup Final, 1932.


Yes, but that was at West Ham, I think - so doesn't count. If memory serves, Dulwich won the Amateur Cup four times (a record for an existing Southern club), three times at The Boleyn Ground and once at The Den.



According to Wikipedia, the 20,744 was the crowd for the Kingstonian v Stockton FA Amateur Cup Final played at the "old" ground.

So if you are right you might want to correct the Wikipedia site.


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11 December 2017 19:54 Post ID: #1563714 - in reply to #1563711
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PurleyLion - 11/12/2017 19:17

whiskylion - 11/12/2017 17:48

PurleyLion - 11/12/2017 17:00

20,744 present for FA Amateur Cup Final, 1932.


Yes, but that was at West Ham, I think - so doesn't count. If memory serves, Dulwich won the Amateur Cup four times (a record for an existing Southern club), three times at The Boleyn Ground and once at The Den.



According to Wikipedia, the 20,744 was the crowd for the Kingstonian v Stockton FA Amateur Cup Final played at the "old" ground.

So if you are right you might want to correct the Wikipedia site.




The FA Amateur Cup Final 1932 was held between Dulwich Hamlet and Marine which was played at West Ham and ended a a cricket score in Hamlet's favour.

The FA Amateur cup Final that was held at Champion Hill, Dulwich, came the following year in 1933 (not 1932) between Kingstonian and Stockton. That ended in a replay, held at Darlington at a ground called Feethams after the grandfather of my first-ever Editor, Bob Feetham. He was a bit of a stickler for getting facts right, something that has remained with me to this day...

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11 December 2017 20:13 Post ID: #1563719 - in reply to #1563264
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You pair need to have a straightner,
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11 December 2017 20:27 Post ID: #1563722 - in reply to #1563264
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Uh oh the stats are out. Sounds like the cease fire is over.
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12 December 2017 10:42 Post ID: #1563774 - in reply to #1563264
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Any of you lads remember the Gnomes of Dulwich on BBC2 in the late sixtes?

It was one of the first colour productions made by the BBC.

Evidently, all the tapes were wiped at the time.



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12 December 2017 12:30 Post ID: #1563802 - in reply to #1563774
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ParisWall - 12/12/2017 10:42

Any of you lads remember the Gnomes of Dulwich on BBC2 in the late sixtes?

It was one of the first colour productions made by the BBC.

Evidently, all the tapes were wiped at the time.





I remember the Gnomes of Dulwich, Paris.

Starred Terry Scott and Hugh Lloyd.
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12 December 2017 13:04 Post ID: #1563808 - in reply to #1563802
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Eamon Dunphys tackle - 12/12/2017 12:30

ParisWall - 12/12/2017 10:42

Any of you lads remember the Gnomes of Dulwich on BBC2 in the late sixtes?

It was one of the first colour productions made by the BBC.

Evidently, all the tapes were wiped at the time.





I remember the Gnomes of Dulwich, Paris.

Starred Terry Scott and Hugh Lloyd.


Yes, that's the one mate.

No trace of the show either on YouTube or at the BFI.

Just vanished into thin air.





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12 December 2017 13:11 Post ID: #1563812 - in reply to #1563808
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ParisWall - 12/12/2017 13:04

Eamon Dunphys tackle - 12/12/2017 12:30

ParisWall - 12/12/2017 10:42

Any of you lads remember the Gnomes of Dulwich on BBC2 in the late sixtes?

It was one of the first colour productions made by the BBC.

Evidently, all the tapes were wiped at the time.





I remember the Gnomes of Dulwich, Paris.

Starred Terry Scott and Hugh Lloyd.


Yes, that's the one mate.

No trace of the show either on YouTube or at the BFI.

Just vanished into thin air.





:sadno:


They don't make them like that anymore do they?

I would love to see it again.
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