Thursday, April 09, 1981

Tottenham Hotspur FC

Tottenham Hotspur U18 10 Orient U18 2 - South East Counties League, Division One

Tottenham is a district of north London, England, in the London Borough of Haringey. It is 5.9 miles north-north-east of Charing Cross. Tottenham is believed to have been named after Tota, a farmer, whose hamlet was mentioned in the Doomsday Book. 'Tota's hamlet', it is thought, developed into 'Tottenham'. The settlement was recorded in the Doomsday Book as Toteham. From the Tudor period onwards, Tottenham became a popular recreation and leisure destination for wealthy Londoners. Henry VIII is known to have visited Bruce Castle and also hunted in Tottenham Wood. A rural Tottenham also featured in Izaak Walton's book The Compleat Angler, published in 1653. The area became noted for its large Quaker population and its schools (including Rowland Hill's at Bruce Castle). Tottenham remained a semi-rural and upper middle class area until the 1870s. Tottenham has a multicultural population, with many ethnic groups inhabiting the area. It contains one of the largest and most significant populations of African-Caribbean people. These were among the earliest groups of immigrants to settle in the area, starting from the UK's Windrush era. Soon afterwards, West African communities – notably the many Ghanaians – began to move into the area. Between 1980 and the present day, there has been a slow immigration of Colombians, Congolese, Albanian, Kurdish, Turkish and Greek-Cypriot, Turkish, Somali, Irish, Portuguese, Polish, Vietnamese, Filipinos and Zimbabweans populations.

The Brookfield Lane Training Ground was located next to the A10 at Cheshunt, Hertfordshire. The club bought the 11-acre ground used by Cheshunt FC in 1952 for £35,000. It had three pitches, including a small stadium with a small stand used for matches by the youth teams. This Pieman was pleased to witness such a high scoring match for the senior youth team against their East London opponents.

Admission: Free
Programme: None issued
Refreshments: Available from the clubhouse at half time

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