The idea behind the Arsenal Anniversary Files is to give us something to celebrate or remember with affection, each day of the year.
The file is being compiled on a daily basis, as we move through the year, and the whole file can be seen on the link above.
Sometimes when we reach a date in history where a major event has never been commented on before, a new article appears which links to the Anniversary Files and also to the manager of the time.
Other times, the article might already exist on the site – or at least one that is directly related to the event that is record.
That latter case has occurred on recent days:
So no new articles but instead, links to the main articles on Joe Baker and William Harper.
Thus the Anniversary Files are in part a gigantic anniversary event, and also a index to what has happened “on this day” in the history of the club.
If you have any ideas for something we should write about – or better still if you would like to write the piece yourself, please do write to me at Tony.Attwood@aisa.org Just read through some of the anniversary articles and you will get the idea of the style we like. Informative and informal I think summarises our approach.
While writing perhaps I could also add a note about the Managers Series, which is the other main index on the site. You will find it at Arsenal Managers
– and I think it is fairly explanatory from there. I would also say I am not sure anyone has tried anything as big as this, starting from the managers and working out.
I hope you enjoy both files.
Chair AISA Arsenal History Society.