Could a County Ground find be missing trophy?

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The trophy discovered by Swindon Town staff members in a cupboard The trophy discovered by Swindon Town staff members in a cupboard

A DISCOVERY in a cupboard at the County Ground has got staff excited by the possibility that a century-old trophy, missing for a many years, has been found.

Two members of the Swindon Town office staff pulled out a giant ornament during some routine maintenance on Friday, only to identify it as the Dubonnet Cup - the prize the Town team of 1910 were awarded for winning a competition in Paris.

One hundred and four years ago, Harold Fleming scored both goals as Swindon beat Barnsley 2-1 to lift the trophy at the Parc des Princes. A replica was given to the Robins to take home with them across the channel, while the giant, bronze original went AWOL in recent years.

Town historian Paul Plowman is not convinced that the discovery made at the County Ground yesterday is the real thing.

He said: “There was a Dubonnet Cup on display in the foyer at the County Ground for some years.

“It was on a plinth and somebody ran into it, ran past it and knocked it off and the thing shattered.

“It didn’t hit me at the time that that would have been a replica because the original was bronze and weighed about 50 kilos.

“It was difficult to lift up and wouldn’t have shattered if it had been knocked off a plinth.

“I don’t know where they discovered it from and whether it’s the same replica or whether it’s the original.

“I would need to have a look at it and study it and see which it is.

“I can’t really believe it would be the original. I’d thought the cup was contested for a year after we won it.

“That would suggest there was another cup or another replica issued for the winners.

“It’s a very interesting story but I’d need to have a look at it.

“I’m not sure when it disappeared.

“There were rumours of it being used as a flower pot in a director’s garden but you can’t say anything like that with any sort of certainty.”

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7:43am Sat 5 Jul 14

EastleazeRed says...

Flog it and buy a player !
Flog it and buy a player ! EastleazeRed
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7:52am Sat 5 Jul 14

Robinonfire says...

Don't let Power Know... he might sell it on e bay.
Don't let Power Know... he might sell it on e bay. Robinonfire
  • Score: 6

7:56am Sat 5 Jul 14

port de soller says...

Good job Jed aint Here
Good job Jed aint Here port de soller
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8:03am Sat 5 Jul 14

smirg kcab says...

Use it for a door stop,
We may get more than 5,000 in
Use it for a door stop, We may get more than 5,000 in smirg kcab
  • Score: 16

8:04am Sat 5 Jul 14

South Stand says...

50 kilos? Really?
50 kilos? Really? South Stand
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8:18am Sat 5 Jul 14

Since 1950 says...

Well it makes a welcome change from skeletons!!
Well it makes a welcome change from skeletons!! Since 1950
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8:20am Sat 5 Jul 14

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

Check inside it you may find the missing £300k.
Lock the doors tonight a yellow 3 wheeler will be parked on the cricket pitch and some dodgy geezer in a Banbury United football top will be trying to steal it.
Check inside it you may find the missing £300k. Lock the doors tonight a yellow 3 wheeler will be parked on the cricket pitch and some dodgy geezer in a Banbury United football top will be trying to steal it. TheDukeOfBanbury
  • Score: 12

8:47am Sat 5 Jul 14

Oi Den! says...

I recall the Dubonnet Cup being on display in the old North Stand before the Arkell's Stand was built. I think it was actually in the open air in a little courtyard between the offices and the players's tunnel. Memory could be failing me but I thought that one was a different shape - not as wide. If that's true, one of them might be the original Dubonnet Cup but one can't be a replica of the other. Any other old fogeys got any thoughts on that?
I recall the Dubonnet Cup being on display in the old North Stand before the Arkell's Stand was built. I think it was actually in the open air in a little courtyard between the offices and the players's tunnel. Memory could be failing me but I thought that one was a different shape - not as wide. If that's true, one of them might be the original Dubonnet Cup but one can't be a replica of the other. Any other old fogeys got any thoughts on that? Oi Den!
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8:54am Sat 5 Jul 14

Oi Den! says...

Excellent article on the Dubonnet Cup on Wikipedia. Also seems my recollection of the shape of the trophy on display at the County Ground was wrong.
Excellent article on the Dubonnet Cup on Wikipedia. Also seems my recollection of the shape of the trophy on display at the County Ground was wrong. Oi Den!
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8:55am Sat 5 Jul 14

Since 1950 says...

Oi Den! wrote:
I recall the Dubonnet Cup being on display in the old North Stand before the Arkell's Stand was built. I think it was actually in the open air in a little courtyard between the offices and the players's tunnel. Memory could be failing me but I thought that one was a different shape - not as wide. If that's true, one of them might be the original Dubonnet Cup but one can't be a replica of the other. Any other old fogeys got any thoughts on that?
You beat me there Den! I used to sit in that old stand with my late Father. The only thing I can remember from the early days was that there was a hut at the statton bank end where you could rent a cusion to sit on. Most ended up on the pitch! Don't remember that cup though.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: I recall the Dubonnet Cup being on display in the old North Stand before the Arkell's Stand was built. I think it was actually in the open air in a little courtyard between the offices and the players's tunnel. Memory could be failing me but I thought that one was a different shape - not as wide. If that's true, one of them might be the original Dubonnet Cup but one can't be a replica of the other. Any other old fogeys got any thoughts on that?[/p][/quote]You beat me there Den! I used to sit in that old stand with my late Father. The only thing I can remember from the early days was that there was a hut at the statton bank end where you could rent a cusion to sit on. Most ended up on the pitch! Don't remember that cup though. Since 1950
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9:06am Sat 5 Jul 14

South Stand says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Excellent article on the Dubonnet Cup on Wikipedia. Also seems my recollection of the shape of the trophy on display at the County Ground was wrong.
Yes Den, I just looked it up. It seems that it was 50 kilos. Amazing.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Excellent article on the Dubonnet Cup on Wikipedia. Also seems my recollection of the shape of the trophy on display at the County Ground was wrong.[/p][/quote]Yes Den, I just looked it up. It seems that it was 50 kilos. Amazing. South Stand
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9:24am Sat 5 Jul 14

the don69 says...

We also won the anglo Italian Cup back in 1970 beating Cappello's AS Roma, wonder if that Pot is missing too? and did we get a replica of the league cup we won?
We also won the anglo Italian Cup back in 1970 beating Cappello's AS Roma, wonder if that Pot is missing too? and did we get a replica of the league cup we won? the don69
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9:31am Sat 5 Jul 14

Oi Den! says...

Since 1950 wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
I recall the Dubonnet Cup being on display in the old North Stand before the Arkell's Stand was built. I think it was actually in the open air in a little courtyard between the offices and the players's tunnel. Memory could be failing me but I thought that one was a different shape - not as wide. If that's true, one of them might be the original Dubonnet Cup but one can't be a replica of the other. Any other old fogeys got any thoughts on that?
You beat me there Den! I used to sit in that old stand with my late Father. The only thing I can remember from the early days was that there was a hut at the statton bank end where you could rent a cusion to sit on. Most ended up on the pitch! Don't remember that cup though.
And I don't remember the hut! Don't think I ever sat in that stand but did see one or two games from "the enclosure", the standing area in front of the seats. In those days as kids we we're let into the County Ground to watch training and get autographs. The players would even let us join in sometimes. That would have been about 1967.
[quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: I recall the Dubonnet Cup being on display in the old North Stand before the Arkell's Stand was built. I think it was actually in the open air in a little courtyard between the offices and the players's tunnel. Memory could be failing me but I thought that one was a different shape - not as wide. If that's true, one of them might be the original Dubonnet Cup but one can't be a replica of the other. Any other old fogeys got any thoughts on that?[/p][/quote]You beat me there Den! I used to sit in that old stand with my late Father. The only thing I can remember from the early days was that there was a hut at the statton bank end where you could rent a cusion to sit on. Most ended up on the pitch! Don't remember that cup though.[/p][/quote]And I don't remember the hut! Don't think I ever sat in that stand but did see one or two games from "the enclosure", the standing area in front of the seats. In those days as kids we we're let into the County Ground to watch training and get autographs. The players would even let us join in sometimes. That would have been about 1967. Oi Den!
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9:45am Sat 5 Jul 14

Since 1950 says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Since 1950 wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
I recall the Dubonnet Cup being on display in the old North Stand before the Arkell's Stand was built. I think it was actually in the open air in a little courtyard between the offices and the players's tunnel. Memory could be failing me but I thought that one was a different shape - not as wide. If that's true, one of them might be the original Dubonnet Cup but one can't be a replica of the other. Any other old fogeys got any thoughts on that?
You beat me there Den! I used to sit in that old stand with my late Father. The only thing I can remember from the early days was that there was a hut at the statton bank end where you could rent a cusion to sit on. Most ended up on the pitch! Don't remember that cup though.
And I don't remember the hut! Don't think I ever sat in that stand but did see one or two games from "the enclosure", the standing area in front of the seats. In those days as kids we we're let into the County Ground to watch training and get autographs. The players would even let us join in sometimes. That would have been about 1967.
I seem to remember sitting on bench seating in that old stand in the 50's. Progressed to standing in the shrivvy road after we bought that double decker green stand from aldershot tattoo ground. Came of age in the 60's when I stood in the town end. That would have been about the time I started my apprenticeship at Vickers Armstrong in '63. All our yesterdays!
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: I recall the Dubonnet Cup being on display in the old North Stand before the Arkell's Stand was built. I think it was actually in the open air in a little courtyard between the offices and the players's tunnel. Memory could be failing me but I thought that one was a different shape - not as wide. If that's true, one of them might be the original Dubonnet Cup but one can't be a replica of the other. Any other old fogeys got any thoughts on that?[/p][/quote]You beat me there Den! I used to sit in that old stand with my late Father. The only thing I can remember from the early days was that there was a hut at the statton bank end where you could rent a cusion to sit on. Most ended up on the pitch! Don't remember that cup though.[/p][/quote]And I don't remember the hut! Don't think I ever sat in that stand but did see one or two games from "the enclosure", the standing area in front of the seats. In those days as kids we we're let into the County Ground to watch training and get autographs. The players would even let us join in sometimes. That would have been about 1967.[/p][/quote]I seem to remember sitting on bench seating in that old stand in the 50's. Progressed to standing in the shrivvy road after we bought that double decker green stand from aldershot tattoo ground. Came of age in the 60's when I stood in the town end. That would have been about the time I started my apprenticeship at Vickers Armstrong in '63. All our yesterdays! Since 1950
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9:55am Sat 5 Jul 14

oo-r-ya? says...

I can't believe they have only just found it. I's not as if we have a full trophy cabinet. The last trophy we won would have been the '93 Play-off Final Trophy wouldn't it?
I can't believe they have only just found it. I's not as if we have a full trophy cabinet. The last trophy we won would have been the '93 Play-off Final Trophy wouldn't it? oo-r-ya?
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10:13am Sat 5 Jul 14

ThisIsGary says...

oo-r-ya? wrote:
I can't believe they have only just found it. I's not as if we have a full trophy cabinet. The last trophy we won would have been the '93 Play-off Final Trophy wouldn't it?
Wrong, 2011-12 we won League Two and won a trophy.
[quote][p][bold]oo-r-ya?[/bold] wrote: I can't believe they have only just found it. I's not as if we have a full trophy cabinet. The last trophy we won would have been the '93 Play-off Final Trophy wouldn't it?[/p][/quote]Wrong, 2011-12 we won League Two and won a trophy. ThisIsGary
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10:28am Sat 5 Jul 14

smirg kcab says...

oo-r-ya? wrote:
I can't believe they have only just found it. I's not as if we have a full trophy cabinet. The last trophy we won would have been the '93 Play-off Final Trophy wouldn't it?
I'm sure paolo would have something to say to you on that
[quote][p][bold]oo-r-ya?[/bold] wrote: I can't believe they have only just found it. I's not as if we have a full trophy cabinet. The last trophy we won would have been the '93 Play-off Final Trophy wouldn't it?[/p][/quote]I'm sure paolo would have something to say to you on that smirg kcab
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10:43am Sat 5 Jul 14

Oi Den! says...

ThisIsGary wrote:
oo-r-ya? wrote:
I can't believe they have only just found it. I's not as if we have a full trophy cabinet. The last trophy we won would have been the '93 Play-off Final Trophy wouldn't it?
Wrong, 2011-12 we won League Two and won a trophy.
1995/96 Div 3 championship as well.
[quote][p][bold]ThisIsGary[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oo-r-ya?[/bold] wrote: I can't believe they have only just found it. I's not as if we have a full trophy cabinet. The last trophy we won would have been the '93 Play-off Final Trophy wouldn't it?[/p][/quote]Wrong, 2011-12 we won League Two and won a trophy.[/p][/quote]1995/96 Div 3 championship as well. Oi Den!
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10:47am Sat 5 Jul 14

alynsmith says...

I can feel a Tim Of The Town storyline starting here....
I can feel a Tim Of The Town storyline starting here.... alynsmith
  • Score: 3

11:08am Sat 5 Jul 14

ICDeadpeople says...

I've got an original programme from the Dubonnet cup final (the season we won it) - I bought it at a flea market in Paris for a few francs. It's very fragile & only consists of four pages, mostly advertisements, a small write up on both teams (in French obviously) & a photo of both captains standing either side of the trophy.

I wonder if it's worth anything? Perhaps the club would like to borrow it & put it on display?
I've got an original programme from the Dubonnet cup final (the season we won it) - I bought it at a flea market in Paris for a few francs. It's very fragile & only consists of four pages, mostly advertisements, a small write up on both teams (in French obviously) & a photo of both captains standing either side of the trophy. I wonder if it's worth anything? Perhaps the club would like to borrow it & put it on display? ICDeadpeople
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12:09pm Sat 5 Jul 14

jayden says...

"Dubonnet de duce " Rodders"
"Dubonnet de duce " Rodders" jayden
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12:19pm Sat 5 Jul 14

lifelong red says...

When Swindon beat Barnsley 2-1 to win the Dubbonet up , Harold Fleming got both goals - - - remember it well , only seems like yesterday - how time flies --- lol
When Swindon beat Barnsley 2-1 to win the Dubbonet up , Harold Fleming got both goals - - - remember it well , only seems like yesterday - how time flies --- lol lifelong red
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1:26pm Sat 5 Jul 14

itslove says...

The Swindon ashes . This is were the club will end up under Power . As ashes in a urn .
The Swindon ashes . This is were the club will end up under Power . As ashes in a urn . itslove
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1:39pm Sat 5 Jul 14

jamesturner says...

ICDeadpeople wrote:
I've got an original programme from the Dubonnet cup final (the season we won it) - I bought it at a flea market in Paris for a few francs. It's very fragile & only consists of four pages, mostly advertisements, a small write up on both teams (in French obviously) & a photo of both captains standing either side of the trophy.

I wonder if it's worth anything? Perhaps the club would like to borrow it & put it on display?
Nice find I would think very few if any have survived.
Along with Dick Mattick as part of a project we have arranged for the renovation of Sam Allens grave (manager at the time of the Dubonnet Cup)
Would appreciate in making contact james.turner3@ntlwor
ld.com or ring me on 01793-349542
[quote][p][bold]ICDeadpeople[/bold] wrote: I've got an original programme from the Dubonnet cup final (the season we won it) - I bought it at a flea market in Paris for a few francs. It's very fragile & only consists of four pages, mostly advertisements, a small write up on both teams (in French obviously) & a photo of both captains standing either side of the trophy. I wonder if it's worth anything? Perhaps the club would like to borrow it & put it on display?[/p][/quote]Nice find I would think very few if any have survived. Along with Dick Mattick as part of a project we have arranged for the renovation of Sam Allens grave (manager at the time of the Dubonnet Cup) Would appreciate in making contact james.turner3@ntlwor ld.com or ring me on 01793-349542 jamesturner
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3:45pm Sat 5 Jul 14

lifelong red says...

First glance , could be Lucifer himself , no wonder the clubs been cursed with bad times - get rid NOW and call in a priest.
First glance , could be Lucifer himself , no wonder the clubs been cursed with bad times - get rid NOW and call in a priest. lifelong red
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4:15pm Sat 5 Jul 14

old town robin says...

Since 1950 wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Since 1950 wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
I recall the Dubonnet Cup being on display in the old North Stand before the Arkell's Stand was built. I think it was actually in the open air in a little courtyard between the offices and the players's tunnel. Memory could be failing me but I thought that one was a different shape - not as wide. If that's true, one of them might be the original Dubonnet Cup but one can't be a replica of the other. Any other old fogeys got any thoughts on that?
You beat me there Den! I used to sit in that old stand with my late Father. The only thing I can remember from the early days was that there was a hut at the statton bank end where you could rent a cusion to sit on. Most ended up on the pitch! Don't remember that cup though.
And I don't remember the hut! Don't think I ever sat in that stand but did see one or two games from "the enclosure", the standing area in front of the seats. In those days as kids we we're let into the County Ground to watch training and get autographs. The players would even let us join in sometimes. That would have been about 1967.
I seem to remember sitting on bench seating in that old stand in the 50's. Progressed to standing in the shrivvy road after we bought that double decker green stand from aldershot tattoo ground. Came of age in the 60's when I stood in the town end. That would have been about the time I started my apprenticeship at Vickers Armstrong in '63. All our yesterdays!
since 1950,

I started my apprenticeship at Vickers in '63, chances are we know each other as there were only about 36 of us. Used to enjoy the inter-departmental 6 aside at lunch time, the machine shop mafia of Roy Onslow, Den Cook, Harry Butcher, Jimmy Nelson and Freddy Thompson regularly won it, but seem to remember the Nuclear shop mainly made up of apprentices managed to beat them in the end. Roy and Freddy were still a handful even in their forties.
[quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: I recall the Dubonnet Cup being on display in the old North Stand before the Arkell's Stand was built. I think it was actually in the open air in a little courtyard between the offices and the players's tunnel. Memory could be failing me but I thought that one was a different shape - not as wide. If that's true, one of them might be the original Dubonnet Cup but one can't be a replica of the other. Any other old fogeys got any thoughts on that?[/p][/quote]You beat me there Den! I used to sit in that old stand with my late Father. The only thing I can remember from the early days was that there was a hut at the statton bank end where you could rent a cusion to sit on. Most ended up on the pitch! Don't remember that cup though.[/p][/quote]And I don't remember the hut! Don't think I ever sat in that stand but did see one or two games from "the enclosure", the standing area in front of the seats. In those days as kids we we're let into the County Ground to watch training and get autographs. The players would even let us join in sometimes. That would have been about 1967.[/p][/quote]I seem to remember sitting on bench seating in that old stand in the 50's. Progressed to standing in the shrivvy road after we bought that double decker green stand from aldershot tattoo ground. Came of age in the 60's when I stood in the town end. That would have been about the time I started my apprenticeship at Vickers Armstrong in '63. All our yesterdays![/p][/quote]since 1950, I started my apprenticeship at Vickers in '63, chances are we know each other as there were only about 36 of us. Used to enjoy the inter-departmental 6 aside at lunch time, the machine shop mafia of Roy Onslow, Den Cook, Harry Butcher, Jimmy Nelson and Freddy Thompson regularly won it, but seem to remember the Nuclear shop mainly made up of apprentices managed to beat them in the end. Roy and Freddy were still a handful even in their forties. old town robin
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4:36pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Since 1950 says...

old town robin wrote:
Since 1950 wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Since 1950 wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
I recall the Dubonnet Cup being on display in the old North Stand before the Arkell's Stand was built. I think it was actually in the open air in a little courtyard between the offices and the players's tunnel. Memory could be failing me but I thought that one was a different shape - not as wide. If that's true, one of them might be the original Dubonnet Cup but one can't be a replica of the other. Any other old fogeys got any thoughts on that?
You beat me there Den! I used to sit in that old stand with my late Father. The only thing I can remember from the early days was that there was a hut at the statton bank end where you could rent a cusion to sit on. Most ended up on the pitch! Don't remember that cup though.
And I don't remember the hut! Don't think I ever sat in that stand but did see one or two games from "the enclosure", the standing area in front of the seats. In those days as kids we we're let into the County Ground to watch training and get autographs. The players would even let us join in sometimes. That would have been about 1967.
I seem to remember sitting on bench seating in that old stand in the 50's. Progressed to standing in the shrivvy road after we bought that double decker green stand from aldershot tattoo ground. Came of age in the 60's when I stood in the town end. That would have been about the time I started my apprenticeship at Vickers Armstrong in '63. All our yesterdays!
since 1950,

I started my apprenticeship at Vickers in '63, chances are we know each other as there were only about 36 of us. Used to enjoy the inter-departmental 6 aside at lunch time, the machine shop mafia of Roy Onslow, Den Cook, Harry Butcher, Jimmy Nelson and Freddy Thompson regularly won it, but seem to remember the Nuclear shop mainly made up of apprentices managed to beat them in the end. Roy and Freddy were still a handful even in their forties.
Old Town. 2nd try at posting this. Yeah, I finished up on the Nuclear Division in 4 shop before I left for pastures new in '73. I used to play in the lunchtime six-a-sides with Johnny Evans' side. I remember Roy's teams from the Machine Shop. I also used to play for Vickers in the Borough League sides Coxy from the wages office used to run. Happy days! Your initials KM by any chance? Mine RB. Small world, well, small Town as well.
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: I recall the Dubonnet Cup being on display in the old North Stand before the Arkell's Stand was built. I think it was actually in the open air in a little courtyard between the offices and the players's tunnel. Memory could be failing me but I thought that one was a different shape - not as wide. If that's true, one of them might be the original Dubonnet Cup but one can't be a replica of the other. Any other old fogeys got any thoughts on that?[/p][/quote]You beat me there Den! I used to sit in that old stand with my late Father. The only thing I can remember from the early days was that there was a hut at the statton bank end where you could rent a cusion to sit on. Most ended up on the pitch! Don't remember that cup though.[/p][/quote]And I don't remember the hut! Don't think I ever sat in that stand but did see one or two games from "the enclosure", the standing area in front of the seats. In those days as kids we we're let into the County Ground to watch training and get autographs. The players would even let us join in sometimes. That would have been about 1967.[/p][/quote]I seem to remember sitting on bench seating in that old stand in the 50's. Progressed to standing in the shrivvy road after we bought that double decker green stand from aldershot tattoo ground. Came of age in the 60's when I stood in the town end. That would have been about the time I started my apprenticeship at Vickers Armstrong in '63. All our yesterdays![/p][/quote]since 1950, I started my apprenticeship at Vickers in '63, chances are we know each other as there were only about 36 of us. Used to enjoy the inter-departmental 6 aside at lunch time, the machine shop mafia of Roy Onslow, Den Cook, Harry Butcher, Jimmy Nelson and Freddy Thompson regularly won it, but seem to remember the Nuclear shop mainly made up of apprentices managed to beat them in the end. Roy and Freddy were still a handful even in their forties.[/p][/quote]Old Town. 2nd try at posting this. Yeah, I finished up on the Nuclear Division in 4 shop before I left for pastures new in '73. I used to play in the lunchtime six-a-sides with Johnny Evans' side. I remember Roy's teams from the Machine Shop. I also used to play for Vickers in the Borough League sides Coxy from the wages office used to run. Happy days! Your initials KM by any chance? Mine RB. Small world, well, small Town as well. Since 1950
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6:14pm Sat 5 Jul 14

South Stand says...

itslove wrote:
The Swindon ashes . This is were the club will end up under Power . As ashes in a urn .
dazza's back then.
[quote][p][bold]itslove[/bold] wrote: The Swindon ashes . This is were the club will end up under Power . As ashes in a urn .[/p][/quote]dazza's back then. South Stand
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11:02pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Chish and Fips says...

lifelong red wrote:
First glance , could be Lucifer himself , no wonder the clubs been cursed with bad times - get rid NOW and call in a priest.
Grim that effect sometimes .. keep telling him to stay away from the County Ground and waving at Mark C waiting for him to wave back. :o)_
[quote][p][bold]lifelong red[/bold] wrote: First glance , could be Lucifer himself , no wonder the clubs been cursed with bad times - get rid NOW and call in a priest.[/p][/quote]Grim that effect sometimes .. keep telling him to stay away from the County Ground and waving at Mark C waiting for him to wave back. :o)_ Chish and Fips
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11:13pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Chish and Fips says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
lifelong red wrote:
First glance , could be Lucifer himself , no wonder the clubs been cursed with bad times - get rid NOW and call in a priest.
Grim that effect sometimes .. keep telling him to stay away from the County Ground and waving at Mark C waiting for him to wave back. :o)_
Griim 'has' that effect , bit late for me to to make sense at this time of the night + alcohol, or perhaps as many would say what time is a good time.
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lifelong red[/bold] wrote: First glance , could be Lucifer himself , no wonder the clubs been cursed with bad times - get rid NOW and call in a priest.[/p][/quote]Grim that effect sometimes .. keep telling him to stay away from the County Ground and waving at Mark C waiting for him to wave back. :o)_[/p][/quote]Griim 'has' that effect , bit late for me to to make sense at this time of the night + alcohol, or perhaps as many would say what time is a good time. Chish and Fips
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10:46am Sun 6 Jul 14

trustnopolitician says...

Some years ago there was an attempt by a commercial manager to "decorate" the rooms and the corridors with pictures of musicians which had nothing to do with football - it seemed like a music hall rather than a football club.

Much of the clubs historical artefacts were junked 0- thankfully some one had the good sense to "hide" the Dubonnet Cup.
Some years ago there was an attempt by a commercial manager to "decorate" the rooms and the corridors with pictures of musicians which had nothing to do with football - it seemed like a music hall rather than a football club. Much of the clubs historical artefacts were junked 0- thankfully some one had the good sense to "hide" the Dubonnet Cup. trustnopolitician
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10:53am Sun 6 Jul 14

old town robin says...

Since 1950 wrote:
old town robin wrote:
Since 1950 wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Since 1950 wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
I recall the Dubonnet Cup being on display in the old North Stand before the Arkell's Stand was built. I think it was actually in the open air in a little courtyard between the offices and the players's tunnel. Memory could be failing me but I thought that one was a different shape - not as wide. If that's true, one of them might be the original Dubonnet Cup but one can't be a replica of the other. Any other old fogeys got any thoughts on that?
You beat me there Den! I used to sit in that old stand with my late Father. The only thing I can remember from the early days was that there was a hut at the statton bank end where you could rent a cusion to sit on. Most ended up on the pitch! Don't remember that cup though.
And I don't remember the hut! Don't think I ever sat in that stand but did see one or two games from "the enclosure", the standing area in front of the seats. In those days as kids we we're let into the County Ground to watch training and get autographs. The players would even let us join in sometimes. That would have been about 1967.
I seem to remember sitting on bench seating in that old stand in the 50's. Progressed to standing in the shrivvy road after we bought that double decker green stand from aldershot tattoo ground. Came of age in the 60's when I stood in the town end. That would have been about the time I started my apprenticeship at Vickers Armstrong in '63. All our yesterdays!
since 1950,

I started my apprenticeship at Vickers in '63, chances are we know each other as there were only about 36 of us. Used to enjoy the inter-departmental 6 aside at lunch time, the machine shop mafia of Roy Onslow, Den Cook, Harry Butcher, Jimmy Nelson and Freddy Thompson regularly won it, but seem to remember the Nuclear shop mainly made up of apprentices managed to beat them in the end. Roy and Freddy were still a handful even in their forties.
Old Town. 2nd try at posting this. Yeah, I finished up on the Nuclear Division in 4 shop before I left for pastures new in '73. I used to play in the lunchtime six-a-sides with Johnny Evans' side. I remember Roy's teams from the Machine Shop. I also used to play for Vickers in the Borough League sides Coxy from the wages office used to run. Happy days! Your initials KM by any chance? Mine RB. Small world, well, small Town as well.
Hi 1950,

Think you might have been one year behind me, thinking back I was a '62 entrant. Fred Panting was our coach, but I knew Alan Cox well, think he may have passed on now. I'm ex-Pinehurst and there were a couple of guys a bit older than me Clive H and Jimmy C also ex Pinehurst that played for the Nuclear div. Good players, as were a lot of the Vickers boys, (Now of course called Supermarine). In our borough league team our big rivals were Latton, Ferndale and St Josephs, my nick name was Harry and I played along side Killer, Elsie and Hosepipe if those nick names mean anything to you.

Will always be found in the legends before and after games if you ever fancy s pint.
[quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: I recall the Dubonnet Cup being on display in the old North Stand before the Arkell's Stand was built. I think it was actually in the open air in a little courtyard between the offices and the players's tunnel. Memory could be failing me but I thought that one was a different shape - not as wide. If that's true, one of them might be the original Dubonnet Cup but one can't be a replica of the other. Any other old fogeys got any thoughts on that?[/p][/quote]You beat me there Den! I used to sit in that old stand with my late Father. The only thing I can remember from the early days was that there was a hut at the statton bank end where you could rent a cusion to sit on. Most ended up on the pitch! Don't remember that cup though.[/p][/quote]And I don't remember the hut! Don't think I ever sat in that stand but did see one or two games from "the enclosure", the standing area in front of the seats. In those days as kids we we're let into the County Ground to watch training and get autographs. The players would even let us join in sometimes. That would have been about 1967.[/p][/quote]I seem to remember sitting on bench seating in that old stand in the 50's. Progressed to standing in the shrivvy road after we bought that double decker green stand from aldershot tattoo ground. Came of age in the 60's when I stood in the town end. That would have been about the time I started my apprenticeship at Vickers Armstrong in '63. All our yesterdays![/p][/quote]since 1950, I started my apprenticeship at Vickers in '63, chances are we know each other as there were only about 36 of us. Used to enjoy the inter-departmental 6 aside at lunch time, the machine shop mafia of Roy Onslow, Den Cook, Harry Butcher, Jimmy Nelson and Freddy Thompson regularly won it, but seem to remember the Nuclear shop mainly made up of apprentices managed to beat them in the end. Roy and Freddy were still a handful even in their forties.[/p][/quote]Old Town. 2nd try at posting this. Yeah, I finished up on the Nuclear Division in 4 shop before I left for pastures new in '73. I used to play in the lunchtime six-a-sides with Johnny Evans' side. I remember Roy's teams from the Machine Shop. I also used to play for Vickers in the Borough League sides Coxy from the wages office used to run. Happy days! Your initials KM by any chance? Mine RB. Small world, well, small Town as well.[/p][/quote]Hi 1950, Think you might have been one year behind me, thinking back I was a '62 entrant. Fred Panting was our coach, but I knew Alan Cox well, think he may have passed on now. I'm ex-Pinehurst and there were a couple of guys a bit older than me Clive H and Jimmy C also ex Pinehurst that played for the Nuclear div. Good players, as were a lot of the Vickers boys, (Now of course called Supermarine). In our borough league team our big rivals were Latton, Ferndale and St Josephs, my nick name was Harry and I played along side Killer, Elsie and Hosepipe if those nick names mean anything to you. Will always be found in the legends before and after games if you ever fancy s pint. old town robin
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12:28pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Oi Den! says...

trustnopolitician wrote:
Some years ago there was an attempt by a commercial manager to "decorate" the rooms and the corridors with pictures of musicians which had nothing to do with football - it seemed like a music hall rather than a football club.

Much of the clubs historical artefacts were junked 0- thankfully some one had the good sense to "hide" the Dubonnet Cup.
Scandalous that anyone at the club should be so disrespectful of its history.
[quote][p][bold]trustnopolitician[/bold] wrote: Some years ago there was an attempt by a commercial manager to "decorate" the rooms and the corridors with pictures of musicians which had nothing to do with football - it seemed like a music hall rather than a football club. Much of the clubs historical artefacts were junked 0- thankfully some one had the good sense to "hide" the Dubonnet Cup.[/p][/quote]Scandalous that anyone at the club should be so disrespectful of its history. Oi Den!
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2:33pm Sun 6 Jul 14

smirg kcab says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
lifelong red wrote:
First glance , could be Lucifer himself , no wonder the clubs been cursed with bad times - get rid NOW and call in a priest.
Grim that effect sometimes .. keep telling him to stay away from the County Ground and waving at Mark C waiting for him to wave back. :o)_
Griim 'has' that effect , bit late for me to to make sense at this time of the night + alcohol, or perhaps as many would say what time is a good time.
Pisss head
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lifelong red[/bold] wrote: First glance , could be Lucifer himself , no wonder the clubs been cursed with bad times - get rid NOW and call in a priest.[/p][/quote]Grim that effect sometimes .. keep telling him to stay away from the County Ground and waving at Mark C waiting for him to wave back. :o)_[/p][/quote]Griim 'has' that effect , bit late for me to to make sense at this time of the night + alcohol, or perhaps as many would say what time is a good time.[/p][/quote]Pisss head smirg kcab
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3:38pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Chish and Fips says...

smirg kcab wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
lifelong red wrote:
First glance , could be Lucifer himself , no wonder the clubs been cursed with bad times - get rid NOW and call in a priest.
Grim that effect sometimes .. keep telling him to stay away from the County Ground and waving at Mark C waiting for him to wave back. :o)_
Griim 'has' that effect , bit late for me to to make sense at this time of the night + alcohol, or perhaps as many would say what time is a good time.
Pisss head
Sore head this morning Grim .... :o(
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lifelong red[/bold] wrote: First glance , could be Lucifer himself , no wonder the clubs been cursed with bad times - get rid NOW and call in a priest.[/p][/quote]Grim that effect sometimes .. keep telling him to stay away from the County Ground and waving at Mark C waiting for him to wave back. :o)_[/p][/quote]Griim 'has' that effect , bit late for me to to make sense at this time of the night + alcohol, or perhaps as many would say what time is a good time.[/p][/quote]Pisss head[/p][/quote]Sore head this morning Grim .... :o( Chish and Fips
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7:37pm Sun 6 Jul 14

CraigClark says...

Football league forum tweeting jack Stephens close to signing a year long loan with us! They are usually on the ball more often than not so fingers crossed!
Football league forum tweeting jack Stephens close to signing a year long loan with us! They are usually on the ball more often than not so fingers crossed! CraigClark
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9:57pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Oi Den! says...

CraigClark wrote:
Football league forum tweeting jack Stephens close to signing a year long loan with us! They are usually on the ball more often than not so fingers crossed!
That would be exciting news.
[quote][p][bold]CraigClark[/bold] wrote: Football league forum tweeting jack Stephens close to signing a year long loan with us! They are usually on the ball more often than not so fingers crossed![/p][/quote]That would be exciting news. Oi Den!
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2:29am Mon 7 Jul 14

Fernham Red says...

Any plans to install a trophy cabinet in the middle of the club shop?

(Just a thought)
Any plans to install a trophy cabinet in the middle of the club shop? (Just a thought) Fernham Red
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9:55am Mon 7 Jul 14

hertz says...

Fenham , There is a trophy wall in the directors lounge , do the tour one day you might be surprised haw much is in it :0) Cant believe this cup was shoved in a cupboard makes you wonderwhat other little gems might be stashed away somewhere
Fenham , There is a trophy wall in the directors lounge , do the tour one day you might be surprised haw much is in it :0) Cant believe this cup was shoved in a cupboard makes you wonderwhat other little gems might be stashed away somewhere hertz
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12:55pm Mon 7 Jul 14

lifelong red says...

Chish... is that what Grim looks like in person . : )
Chish... is that what Grim looks like in person . : ) lifelong red
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4:15pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Chish and Fips says...

lifelong red wrote:
Chish... is that what Grim looks like in person . : )
Luckily the photo caught him on his good side LLR ... ;o)
[quote][p][bold]lifelong red[/bold] wrote: Chish... is that what Grim looks like in person . : )[/p][/quote]Luckily the photo caught him on his good side LLR ... ;o) Chish and Fips
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