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All the Arsenal anniversaries for 24 October

 

24 October 1883: George Allison born in County Durham. Bernard Joy said “he lacked the professional’s deep knowledge of the game”. But he still managed to win the FA Cup and the League twice and from 1910 onwards had a continuous and deep engagement with the club up to 1947.

24 October 1896: […]

Arsenal open the new east stand at Highbury: today in Arsenal’s history

On 24 October 1936, The East Stand, Highbury opened for the game against Grimsby. Unfortunately, I don’t have a picture of that, but this is a picture of the north bank being built in 1913 – the nearest thing I’ve found!

The East Stand had cost the club £130,000; less than the weekly wage […]