This is an interesting pre-war programme from our away game at Clapton Orient on the 12th of February, 1938, a match we lost 2-0 in front of 4,802 spectators.
At first glance it is almost identical to the programme from our away game with them the previous season, played nearly a year to the day on the 6th of February 1937, which I have already posted on here. But on closer inspection we see that the address on the front has changed to Osborne Road from Lea Bridge Road. Orient moved from this previous, short-lived, ground in the Summer of 1937 with Osborne Road being the first name of the ground that is now more usually known as Brisbane Road, their home to this day.
So from being one of the last teams to play at the old ground, we became one of the first at the new.
Note that again for a pre-war programme the players are numbered, as the away team, from 12 to 23, and not 1 to 11.
The team line-up was as the programme with Jimmy Hart playing one of only his five league games.
As in the previous season’s programme the ‘Oriental Jottings’ are a great read. For instance. we didn’t have the nickname, The Magpies, it was a ‘sobriquet’!
(The pages aren’t that easy to read so to zoom-in and make the pages larger press on the ‘magnifying glass’ down in the bottom, right hand side of the screen)