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Chigwell 8:06 Tue Dec 5
The Peanut Seller - nostalgia thread
A post from fellow WHOer "BritanniaPub" on another thread mentions the peanut seller on the old North Bank. He must be referring to the gap-toothed, slightly ginger-haired bloke who in the 60s and early 70s would toss bags of peanuts to the crowd from the edge of the pitch at half time. I remember that bloke well, because either side of half time he would come onto the North Bank (where I was) to watch the game, and get the crowd shouting if he thought the atmosphere was too quiet.
Who else remembers him, and does anyone know who he was?

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cholo 4:31 Fri Dec 8
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Sold

I think that was the night.

cockney hammer 3:07 Fri Dec 8
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thanks ns more great stuff to come

Northern Sold 2:49 Fri Dec 8
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cholo... night we beat them 3-1 IIRC... 87??


Cockney... some great photo's on there... without trying to sound like Blakey off `On the Buses' That's made my day ... blinding stuff

cholo 2:25 Fri Dec 8
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I vaguely remember a story that made the papers about a fan that bit a police dogs ear and was duly nicked. Might've been an arsenal home game, mid to late eighties. Fuck knows how true that was.

cockney hammer 2:19 Fri Dec 8
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I always remember the bloke with his stall outside the ground that used to say "Hats, scarves, badges wear the colours".


mr burns that was my mate guy from yorkshire


if you want to see more great pictures please look at my twitter feed woulkd be great if you would follow me


https://twitter.com/boleynbadges

Northern Sold 12:01 Fri Dec 8
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You actually knew the dog?? Ha ha ha!!! I remember reading about it... great photo that...

Crassus 1:02 Fri Dec 8
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You have made me sad there Sold
Had to take a close look at the urchins to make sure I was not in the shot
Bet Ted is in the duffers pic
That dog, it bit Clemence when he tried to shift it. it was a ferral hound that our Mum, bless her, once fussed and gave it something to eat when coming home from work at UP station, the bloody thing waited every night for her thereafter and walked with her back our way, and every night she gave it a treat
Actually, you have made me really sad - but thanks

Northern Sold 12:52 Fri Dec 8
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Some more old skool


http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/03/22/article-2297533-18DC78F0000005DC-677_634x577.jpg

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bjpt8hsCUAAmuql.jpg

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-y32J06whfcg/UaDEAEK1eoI/AAAAAAAADFM/uNkvPGl8m5s/s640/Old+Photos+of+Football+Fans+from+1900%E2%80%931940+(10).jpeg

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B1wUuJDCUAAB9R9.jpg

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/ee/22/4c/ee224c7ff88e2766bb6ec7fd205ca263--football-vintage-west-ham.jpg

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/1b/04/4b/1b044bce328323b2eee77b5e9d69911e.jpg

https://i2-prod.irishmirror.ie/incoming/article7910813.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/Boleyn-Ground.jpg

Crassus 12:31 Fri Dec 8
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NSold

Top work mate, can see it in plods faces, here we go again
Crowd loved him

Northern Sold 12:26 Fri Dec 8
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http://www.claretandhugh.info/wp-content/uploads/IMG_0234.jpg

Crassus 12:10 Fri Dec 8
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Oh and the Spurs game, there was only one of these, by common authority, over 50k in the old place through bungs on the turnstiles and broken down doors - absolute chaos on the SB and sporran bloke in seventh heaven all game

Crassus 12:04 Fri Dec 8
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Monty, fuck me

I remember him as a real youngster with Dad, bless him and even younger brother. Old brown mac and shouting, hollering and blowing the horn

Dad knew more of him, a WW2 veteran apparently who had a touch of the PTSD, as we would call it today but a raving nutter if harmless who patrolled the lower SB WS corner

Anyone remember an altogether more menacing bloke in there? Fucking nutter, cropped hair, droopy tache, evil looking fella. I know that does not cut the odds much, but this lad had his boy with him who would have been around 5 and was distinguishable by his colours - on top of the DM's, Levi and flight jacket combo, he wore silk scarves on either wrist, flat cap claret and blue, WH belt, ribbons down his strides, badges all over his jacket and most unusually a club pennant like a sporran - merest hint of away in the SB, every week, he went wild and wanted to take them all, even plod gave him a swerve , eventually making his way back to his boy who Dad was minding

Those were the days, and what of the St Johns Boys in the corners? Grief they took, never did see why, gob dribbled on their flat hats, fags stubbed gently on shoulders, dreadful

Oh for a time machine back to then for one, just one game....

cholo 11:29 Thu Dec 7
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Reply wanstead_hammer 12:45 Wed Dec 6


Pat Holland was a bit before my time so I didn't know that. I wonder if she's still kicking about.

Crazy In Cremonese 11:01 Thu Dec 7
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I remember the tramp, whenever I sat in the Upper West Stand he was always in there! Think he was a genuine Harold Ramp, poor chap was filthy and obviously hadn't seen a bar of soap in months.

gph 11:43 Wed Dec 6
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My first away trip outside London was to Southampton, stuck on a seat next to someone who might as well been a tramp, except he was enormously fat, too. He stank of stale sweat, and I'm pretty sure of stale semen too.

Got lost on the way back to the coach after the game, and the only seat left was next to him again, by the time I found the coach again.

First lesson in the fact that not all West Ham fans are wonderful.

And a long time before WHO was invented...

arsene york-hunt 11:36 Wed Dec 6
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You mean this bloke?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uc8S35k-SJs

Mr. Burns 11:27 Wed Dec 6
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I always remember the bloke with his stall outside the ground that used to say "Hats, scarves, badges wear the colours".

Also many times queueing to get into Upton Park Station and seeing this bloke, who I guess must have been at the game, that was basically a tramp. West Ham hat on, matted black beard, shoes no laces and buckled. Very strange.

steveiron64 11:11 Wed Dec 6
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Remembering the British Legion Band ..... how about their replacements?

The underwhelming virtually ignored Hammerettes. Lousy weren't they, bless 'em.

wanstead_hammer 12:45 Wed Dec 6
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Can remember the later peanuts bloke. (Prob late 70s/early 80s) Dark barnet and wore bins. Used to walk through the terraces at the away games as well. Haha. Quality.

wanstead_hammer 12:19 Wed Dec 6
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cholo 9:41 and 9:46
Haha. Yeh remember her. We used to call her 'Mrs holland' cos apparently patsy holland was giving her a seeing to.
We used to shout out fm the chicken run as her and quasi went by and she'd tryn blank it. Haha.

ted fenton 12:18 Wed Dec 6
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Northern Sold 11:51 Wed Dec 6

I so remember him.

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