Past in pictures: English football memories

By Jon Bauckham, 21 June 2018 - 5:10pm

With football fever in full swing, we've scoured the Hulton Getty picture collection – now available on Ancestry – to find the best photographs of the beautiful game...
 

Three lions on the shirt


A photograph of the 1895 England squad, which emerged victorious in the British Home Championship of that year. The tournament included a 9-0 demolition of Ireland at the County Cricket Ground in Derby (Credit: Hulton Getty)

 

Cup heroes


Manchester United captain Charlie Roberts leads his team out on to the pitch for the 1909 FA Cup final against Bristol City. The match, held at the original Crystal Palace sports ground, saw United beat the Robins 1-0 thanks to a Sandy Turnbull goal midway through the first half. (Credit: Hulton Getty)

 

Lilywhites v Baggies


Tottenham Hotspur's Daniel Steel shakes hands with West Bromwich Albion skipper Jesse Pennington before kick-off at White Hart Lane, 9 September 1911. The man in the middle was HG Yates. (Credit: Hulton Getty)

 

Varsity blues


Members of the Cambridge University Association Football Club, 1912. Founded in 1856 or 1857, the club is reputed to be the oldest in the world. (Credit: Hulton Getty)

 

New signing


A photograph taken to the announce the signing of John "Jock" Rutherford, who joined Woolwich Arsenal from Newcastle United in 1913. Rutherford went on to make over 170 appearances for the club, scoring 21 goals. (Credit: Hulton Getty)

 

Out on the terraces


Woolwich Arsenal supporters gather to watch their side play Nottingham Forest on 1 November 1913. The match took place at the club's new stadium in Highbury, Islington, having recently moved from their previous home in Plumstead. The club dropped 'Woolwich' from their name in 1914 and became known simply as 'The Arsenal'. (Credit: Hulton Getty)

 

A quick sprint


Leeds City players Foley, Price, Spiers and McLeod pictured during training on 7 January 1914. The club was dissolved shortly after the First World War due to financial regularities, with the newly formed Leeds United taking their place. (Credit: Hulton Getty)

 

Late drama


An amusing scene at White Hart Lane during a "theatrical ladies" football match against Tottenham Hotspur, 5 March 1914. (Credit: Hulton Getty)

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