A Pictorial History

FOOTBALL PROGRAMMES

WEST HAM UNITED

Steve Marsh & Stuart Allen

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1941-42 Friendlies

105th Rgt A.A  R.A. : Junior Combination Friendly

It's doubtful if programmes were ever published for the War time Junior Combination friendlies.

 

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Upton Park

4 - 0

18 October 1941

ROYAL ARMY PAY CORPS : Junior Combination Friendly

Upton Park

6 - 1

18 October 1941

FAIRBAIRN HOUSE : Junior Combination Friendly

Away

9 - 2

8 November 1941

MEDWAY CORINTHIANS : Junior Combination Friendly

Upton Park

6 - 0

6 December 1941

105th Rgt A.A  R.A. : Junior Combination Friendly

Upton Park

2 - 5

13 December 1941

ILFORD A.T.C. : Junior Combination Friendly

Away

19 - 0

3 January 1942

HAYES WASPS : Junior Combination Friendly

Upton Park

7 - 2

10 January 1942

LONDON FIRE SERVICE : Junior Combination Friendly

Upton Park

? - ?

14 February 1942

PORTSMOUTH

Fratton Park

1 - 2 (Gore)

2 May 1942

SORRY NO IMAGE

FULHAM

Upton Park

4 - 2 (Fenton 2, Ludford 2)

9 May 1942

42_05_09 WHU v. Fulham 42_05_16 WHU v. Chelsea 42_05_23 WHU v. Millwall

A common question asked by West Ham United programme collectors about pre-World War II and War time programmes is why are some printed on blue paper and others on white paper?

 

At that time Helliar & Sons issued a 10" x 7.5" programme of four pages. Those for public sale were printed on blue paper, but a small number were on white for issue to the press and guests, etc., Blue was mainly used, as the paper was cheaper than white and therefore helped to keep down costs - particularly so as the price per copy was one penny ("old" money, not present pence!).

 

During (and after) World War II a variety of colours were eventually used, programmes were single sheet publications, as paper was still in such short supply that it was necessary to print on whatever came to hand. Hence, collectors may find a variety of colours in their collections including orange, pink and green as shown here.

BLUE or WHITE?

CHELSEA

Upton Park

5 - 2 (Dunn 2, Ludford 2, Foreman)

16 May 1942

MILLWALL

Upton Park

6 - 2 (Ludford 3, Foreman, Goulden, Hunt)

23 May 1942

SLUG Programme

Other Matches Played at the Boleyn Ground

ROYAL AIR FORCE v. POLISH FORCES : Inter Allies Services Cup

Upton Park

? - ?

6 April 1942

Taylor

Bicknell

Basford

Waller

Chadwick

Lewis

Curtis

Fenton

Foreman

Goulden

Ludford

 

Medhurst

Chalkley

Lewis

Corbett

Barrett

Macaulay

Dunn

Hall

Foreman

Goulden

Ludford

Season 1941-42 1940-41 Friendlies 1942-43 Friendlies 42_04_06 Royal Air Force v. Polish Forces

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

Medhurst, Bicknell, Lewis, Corbett, Walker, Fenton, Woodgate, Chapman, Forman, Goulden, Gore

Portsmouth Friendly (A)

Report courtesy of Steve Bell

Portsmouth Evening News

105th Rgt A.A  R.A. : Junior Combination Friendly

Upton Park

3 - 0

27 September 1941

Gregory

Chalkley

Lewis

Corbett

Fenton

Bricknell W.

Hunt

Hall

Foreman

Goulden

Ludford