A Pictorial History

FOOTBALL PROGRAMMES

WEST HAM UNITED

Steve Marsh & Stuart Allen

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theyflysohigh logo 54_11_27 West Ham Boys v. West Suffolk 54_10_30 West Ham Boys v. Romford Boys

1954-55 Friendlies

54_08_07 First Pactice 54_08_14 Second Practice

PENZANCE

Penlee Park

2 - 1 (Foan, Sexton)

20 September 1954

54_10_05 WHU v. VFB Stuttgart 54_10_19 WHU v. SC Wacker 54_12_14 WHU v. AC Milan 54_12_26 Barkingside v. WHU

BARKINGSIDE

Station Road

2 - 2 (Foan 2 [1 pen]) lost 2 - 3 after extra time

26 December 1954

Att: 2,000

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

55_01_29 WHU v. Portsmouth 55_02_19 WHU v. Sporting

DISTILLERY (Ireland)

Grosvenor Park

2 - 2 (Sexton, Musgrove)

28 March 1955

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55_03_27 WHU v. Holland Sports 55_04_04 WHU v. Football Ass Amateur XI

WARMINSTER TOWN

Weymouth Street

2 - 1 (Tucker, Fenn)

27 April 1955

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55_05_14 Briggs Sports v. WHU OL

BATA SPORTS : Annual Charity Match

Bata Sports Field, East Tilbury

? - ?

11 May 1955

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Briggs Sports Ground

3 - 2 (Sexton 3)

14 May 1955

Att: 4,000

COMBINED AREA XI : Grand Opening of Briggs Sports Ground

EAST LONDON BOYS v. EDMONTON BOYS

Compton Cup Final

FIRST PRACTICE MATCH

SECOND PRACTICE MATCH

V.F.B. STUTTGART (Germany)

S.C. WACKER (Austria)

A.C. MILAN (Italy)

PORTSMOUTH

SPORTKLUB SIMMERING (Austria)

HOLLAND SPORTS CLUB (Rotterdam)

FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION AMATEUR XI

Upton Park

10 - 1

7 August 1954

Upton Park

9 - 2

14 August 1954

54_09_20 Penzance v. WHU

Image courtesy of Mark Waight

Upton Park

4 - 0 (Sexton 2, Hooper, Foan)

5 October 1954

Upton Park

3 - 1 (Southren 2, Sexton)

19 October 1954

Upton Park

0 - 6

14 December 1954

Att: 35,000

Taylor

Bond

Kinsell (Cantwell)

Malcolm

Brown

Allison

Hooper

Barrett

Dixon

Dick

Musgrove

Hough

Wright

Nelson

Lansdowne

Walker R.

Smith

Fenn

Barrick

Stroud

Foan

Tucker

Upton Park

4 - 1 (Dick 3, Sexton)

29 January 1955

Att: 11,000

Taylor

Wright

Hallas

Malcolm

Allison

O'Farrell

Hooper

Bennett

Sexton

Dick

Musgrove

Upton Park

8 - 2 (Dare 4, Bennett, Hooper, Musgrove, o.g.)

19 February 1955

Att: 7,000

Taylor

Hallas

Kinsell

Malcolm

Allison

O'Farrell

Hooper

Moore

Dare

Bennett

Musgrove

Taylor, Wright, Cantwell, Bing, Allison, O'Farrell, Hooper, Moore, Sexton, Bennett, Musgrove

Upton Park

0 - 0

22 March 1955

Att: 10,000

Taylor

Wright

Cantwell

Malcolm

Allison

O'Farrell

Foan

Bennett

Sexton

Moore

Musgrove

Upton Park

1 - 0 (Moore)

4 April 1955

Att: 4,000

Gregory

Bond

Hallas

Parker

Brown

Bing

Wragg

Moore

Stroud

Blackburn

Haley

Gregory

Wright

Kinsell

Malcolm

Brown

O'Farrell

Parker

Foan

Bennett

Dare

Sexton

Sir Herbert Dunnico Memorial Fund

Played as part of the deal in signing Geoff Hallas

SLUG Programme

Other Matches Played at the Boleyn Ground

55_02_28 Hounslow Town v. Ilford 55_04_18 London Boys v. West Germany Boys

WEST HAM BOYS v. ROMFORD BOYS  English Trophy (Second Round)

54_11_13 East Ham Boys v. West Ham Boys

EAST HAM BOYS v. WEST HAM BOYS Corinthian Shield (Second Round)

Upton Park

3 - 2

13th November 1954

Upton Park

4 - 3

30 October 1954

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

WEST HAM BOYS v. WEST SUFFOLK BOYS English Trophy (Second Round)

Upton Park

4 - 1

27 November 1954

HOUNSLOW TOWN v. ILFORD

London Charity Cup (Final)

Upton Park

1 - 4

28 February 1955

LONDON BOYS v. WEST GERMANY BOYS London Schools Association Match

Upton Park

4 - 1

18 April 1955

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

Taylor

Bond

Kinsell

Malcolm

Brown

O'Farrell

Hooper

Foan

Sexton

Dick

Andrews

 

Taylor

Bond

Kinsell

Malcolm

Brown

O'Farrell

Southren

Foan

Sexton

Dick

Andrews

 

Taylor

Bond

Kinsell

Malcolm

Brown

O'Farrell

Foan

Bing

Sexton

Dick

Andrews

ORPINGTON

Away

3 - 3 (Winters, Marshall, Walker)

27 April 1955

Chiswick, Bond, Hallas, Nash P., Brown, Bing, Foan, Moore, Fenn, Andrews, Tucker

Hough, Chapman, Marshall, Johnstone, Nelson A., Walker, Franklin, Pyke, Winters, Barrick, Haley

Upton Park

27 April 1955

Score (?)

Upton Park

2 May 1955

8 - 3

Chiswick

Bond

Cantwell

Parker

Allison

Bing

Hooper

Sexton

Stroud

Dick

Andrews

Season 1954-55 1953-54 Friendlies 1955-56 Friendlies

Although  the  League season  had  ended a fortnight earlier, we still had some "goodwill" matches to fulfil.

On this particular day it was a visit to Rush Green Road, Romford to inaugurate the new sports ground of Briggs Sports F.C. (now the Ford Sports Ground, following the amalgamation of Briggs Bodies with the Ford Motor Co). The match was in aid of the Sir Herbert Dunnico Memorial Fund.

Our opponents were a Dagenham and Romford District XI; the Hammers won 3-2.

 

More than five decades later West Ham United purchased the ground to use as a training base for their Development squad at the newly named Rush Green ground

55_05_05 Parthenon

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WEST HAM BOYS v. EAST HAM BOYS

JT Clarke Cup Final

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WEST HAM BOYS v. EAST HAM BOYS

Directors Cup

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3 May 1955

Score (?)

5 May 1955

Score (?)

BASILDON TOWN v. RAYNERS LANE

Parthenon Cup Final

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

WHU v. Stuttgart 55_04_27 East London Boys v. Edmonton Boys

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner