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Introduction

Welcome to a site dedicated to the memory and history of Wimbledon Football Club. From the humble beginnings on Wimbledon Common in 1889 to their steady rise to the top of Amateur football, culminating in the Amateur Cup Final victory against Sutton United. Their entry into the professional game in 1964 and the meteoric rise from the Southern League to the First Division and the F.A.Cup win in 1988.

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Acknowledgements

I am finding almost all of my material in books and press cuttings. I have borrowed much from the Centenary Book of 1989 and other publications. I will endeavour to acknowledge everybody in due course. If you feel you are due an acknowledgment, please let me know. If I am in violation of anything, again please let me know and I will take down the offending material.

Thanks in advance for your help - I hope it will be worth it.

Dave Hambly (SoCalDon)

dave@historicaldons.com


New Content - 06 April 2014

A few photos from 1983 - with thanks to Steve Meyer


New Content - 21 April 2004

A couple of Photo Galleries from 1963 and 1988

Thanks to Herbie Knott and Pete Baker for their contributions from Walton Casuals and at home to Cove

The Early History up until the Seventies is now taking shape.

I am indebted to WISA, Ian Pollock and the photographer Gerry Cranham for these match reports and photographs.

The authors first trip to Kingsmeadow

Alan Young has kindly provided us with his an account of his first visit to Plough Lane in the early sixties.

These memories from the Eighties were supplied by Dave James

Thanks to Geoff Seel (Old Isthmian) for his Pictures from the Sixties and Andre Yardley for his AFC Pictures.

Thanks also to Chris Bushe, a Brentford supporter and Webmaster of www.footballgroundz.co.uk, for allowing me to display this series of compelling images

Thanks to Richard Rundle, webmaster of the Football Club History Database  http://www.fchd.btinternet.co.uk for all of the Isthmian League tables.

Thanks also to Russell Gerrard and the RSSSF for his Southern League Table Archive http://www.staff.city.ac.uk/r.j.gerrard/football/nl/