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WEST HAM UNITED

Steve Marsh & Stuart Allen

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1947-48 Friendlies

 

The obverse inscribed WEST HAM, the reverse inscribed

 

INTERNATIONAL XI v. R.A.F. XI

AT WEST HAM, PRESENTED BY VERA LYNN

IN COMMEMORATION OF

"BATTLE OF BRITAIN"

SEPT. 17th 1947

Battle of Britain Medal 47 48_04_28 London Transport v. Manchester Corp

London Transport v. Manchester Corp

National Tramways & Omnibus Amateur Football Shield

Upton Park

? - ?

28 April 1948

Image courtesy of Simon Lord

48_04_01 West Ham Boys v. Manchester Boys

WEST HAM BOYS v. MANCHESTER BOYS

West Ham Schools Sports Association

Upton Park

? - ?

1 April 1948

Image courtesy of Simon Lord

47_08_09 First Practice Match 47_08_16 Second Practice Match

FIRST PRACTICE MATCH

Club Colours v. Blues

SECOND PRACTICE MATCH

Club Colours v. Blues

Upton Park

3 - 2

9 August 1947

Upton Park

8 - 2

16 August 1947

COLCHESTER UNITED (Reserves)

47_09_27 Colchester United v. WHU Friendly

Layer Road

4 - 2 (Brown R., Travis, Tucker, Wright)

27 September 1947

CHELTENHAM TOWN (Reserves)

Agg-Gardner's Recreation Ground

5 - 0 (Travis 4, Tucker)

18 October 1947

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SNOWDOWN COLLIERY (Reserves)

Away

5 - 0 (Chapman 2, Hall 2, Travis)

29 November 1947

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TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (Juniors)

FINCHLEY (Reserves)

47_09_17 Royal Air Force v. Amateur Internationals

ROYAL AIR FORCE v. AMATEUR INTERNATIONALS

Upton Park

2 - 3

6 April 1948

Summers Lane

2 - 5 (Proudlock, Tucker)

10 April 1948

BRENTFORD (Reserves)

Griffin Park

? - ?

24 April 1948

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Tour of Denmark 01 Tour of Denmark 03 Tour of Denmark Players Tour of Denmark Norman Corbett Wade Billy Stephens

Norman Corbett, Don Wade and Billy Stephens

A.G.F. AARHUS (Denmark)

E.F.B. ESBJERG (Denmark)

RANDERS FREJA (Denmark)

AALBORG POKAL TURNERING (Denmark)

J.B.U. (Denmark)

1 - 6 (Parsons)

23 May 1948

2 - 1 (Stephens, Wade)

26 May 1948

4 - 0 (Hall 3, Stephens)

28 May 1948

5 - 2 (Hall 2, Stephens 2, Wade)

30 May 1948

2 - 3 (Wade 2)

1 June 1948

Upton Park

? - ?

17 September 1947

WEST HAM BOYS v. HESTON BOYS  Corinthian Shield Second Round

Upton Park

? - ?

20 November 1947

WEST HAM BOYS v. EDMONTON BOYS

Upton Park

? - ?

20 December 1947

WEST HAM BOYS v. HARWICH BOYS

Robert Johnson Cup Second Round

Upton Park

? - ?

14 February 1948

48_02_14 West Ham Boys v. Harwich Boys

ESSEX v. KENT : Inter-County Match

Upton Park

2 - 1

19 April 1948

WEST HAM v. EAST HAM : WHU Director's Cup

Our Reserves spent a pleasant afternoon at Colchester, winning the friendly game with the United by 4-2. It was an interesting match to watch, and our forwards shared the goals as evenly as possible, Wright, Tucker, Travis and R.  Brown each getting one. The exception was young Jim Barrett, who had his first outing in our colours this season; he played at outside-right, and acquitted himself well

We arranged a friendly game for our Reserves against Cheltenham Town, and our lads recorded their third successive nap-hand with a 5-0 victory. With the exception of Tadman (ex-Charlton Athletic) who was injured, the Gloucestershire club fielded their full Southern League side, which included several former Football League stars. The home supporters were loud in the praise of the Hammers who gave, in their opinion, the best exhibition of soccer seen there this season. Don Travis scored four good goals and Ken Tucker netted the other after beating three opponents.

Chiswick, Bicknell, Devlin, Cater, Bradly, Armstrong, Chapman, Hall, Travis, Wood, Tucker

We were successful in arranging a friendly against Snowdown Colliery, which is about eight miles from Canterbury. The Colliers are members of the Kent League, but their spirited show was unavailing against the brilliance of our lads who won by five clear goals.

48_04_10 Finchley v. WHU

EAST HAM v. HENDON : Sun Shield Final

Upton Park

? - ?

26 April 1948

An appreciative attendance saw some keen football by our Junior XI and their opponents – Tottenham Hotspur Juniors. The result was 2-3 in the visitors’ favour, but we saw enough of our young Hammers to give us hope of a bright future for them in our colours.

48_04_19 Essex v. Kent

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

FLEETWAY v. SPRAGUE : Printers Charity Cup

48_04_10 Fleetway v. Sprague

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

INTERNATIONAL YOUTH ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT

48_04_15 International Youth Tournament

Upton Park

15 - 16 April 1948

15 April :

Austria v. Italy

 

16 April :

England v. Belgium

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

SLUG Programme

Other Matches played at the Boleyn Ground

SLUG Programme

West Ham United Club Tour of Denmark

21 May - 3 June 1948

Telegram copy

9ct. gold medal presented by Vera Lynn for a

'Battle of Britain'

commemorative football match played at the Boleyn Ground.

Player souvenir :

Telegram addressed to Hotel Royal Aarhus Denmark

Player souvenir :

Hotel Royal brochure - Aarhus - Denmark

Upton Park

? - ?

10 April 1948

1948 Tournament schedule

Essex Team:

E. Staples (L),

H. Matthews (Bk),

T. Buckley (I),

A. MALCOLM (Ro),

J. Giles (WH),

A. Noakes (WH),

G. Gatward (L),

R. Solen (Ww),

D. Burley (WH),

H. Dobinson (Ro),

B. Futter (Ro).

 

Referee: A. V. Boorer Linesmen: J. Brown

Season 1947-48 1946-47 Friendlies 1948-49 Friendlies Tour Pin

Souvenir Tour Badge given to our opponents

Gregory

Yeomanson

Forde

Corbett

Walker

Cater

Woodgate

Parsons

Stephens

Hal

Bainbridge

Gregory, Yeomanson, Forde, Cater, Walker, Devlin, Woodgate, Parsons, Stephens, Wade, Bainbridge

 

Taylor, Yeomanson, Forde, Cater, Walker, Devlin, Woodgate, Parsons, Stephens, Hall, Wade

 

 

Taylor, Yeomanson, Forde, Cater, Walker, Devlin, Woodgate, Hall, Stephens, Wade, Bainbridge

 

 

 

Gregory, Yeomanson, Forde, Corbett, Walker, Cater, Parsons, Hall, Stephens, Wade, Woodgate

 

 

 

 

Upton Park

? - ?

3 May 1948

Chiswick

Devlin

Sadler

Armstrong

Bradly

O'Farrell

Chapman

Batey G.

Travis

Proudlock

Tucker