Sunday 29 December 2019

Keeping the family together at Charlton

One of the ideas dreamt up by Roland's Daft Ideas Department was to make Charlton more of a 'family experience'. However, this had already been tried in 1969 as this short Pathé newsreel shows: Charlton Zoo

Animals from Chessington Zoo were paraded around the pitch including an elephant that later that year kicked off on Blue Peter, but he seemed happy enough at The Valley. The elephant clip is hilarious: The elephant finds he is not at The Valley and makes his views known There was also a camel, but any donkeys were already on the pitch.

Amazing to see someone wearing a tie to a match (all right, I have seen it at Fulham) and another person wearing a rosette.

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