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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: Woolly Mammoth on March 20, 2017, 03:16:24 PM

Title: 1879
Post by: Woolly Mammoth on March 20, 2017, 03:16:24 PM

I note that we are on Page 1879 of this Forum, isn't that the year Fulham FC was born.
Title: Re: 1879
Post by: Supermitch on March 20, 2017, 03:17:49 PM

I note that we are on Page 1879 of this Forum, isn't that the year Fulham FC was born.

It is indeed - a great year in British history.  Well spotted Mr Mammoth.
Title: Re: 1879
Post by: Woolly Mammoth on March 20, 2017, 03:19:08 PM
The Battle of Rorkes Drift was in 1879 also.
Whereupon there were a record number of Victoria Crosses awarded 11 in total, was there anything else significant that happened in that very important year.
Title: Re: 1879
Post by: Woolly Mammoth on March 20, 2017, 03:23:41 PM

I note that we are on Page 1879 of this Forum, isn't that the year Fulham FC was born.

It is indeed - a great year in British history.  Well spotted Mr Mammoth.

This calls for a celebration, whose Round is it ?
Title: Re: 1879
Post by: MJG on March 20, 2017, 03:23:54 PM
The Battle of Rorkes Drift was in 1879 also.
Whereupon there were a record number of Victoria Crosses awarded 11 in total, was there anything else significant that happened in that very important year.
Albert Einstein was born
Title: Re: 1879
Post by: hovewhite on March 20, 2017, 05:17:50 PM

I note that we are on Page 1879 of this Forum, isn't that the year Fulham FC was born.
Im in the pub already celebrating with some moorish Abbot ale;);)
It is indeed - a great year in British history.  Well spotted Mr Mammoth.

This calls for a celebration, whose Round is it ?
Title: Re: 1879
Post by: Mince n Tatties on March 20, 2017, 06:08:00 PM
Leon Trotsky was born,and Woolly Mammoth had
his 21st birthday party. :wine:
Title: Re: 1879
Post by: Fulham Tup North on March 20, 2017, 06:36:51 PM
Cannot believe no-one has mentioned the marriage of:
Dutch King Willem II to Emma von Waldeck-Pyrmont!
Some people have very short memories on here :(
Title: Re: 1879
Post by: Mince n Tatties on March 20, 2017, 07:45:04 PM
Cannot believe no-one has mentioned the marriage of:
Dutch King Willem II to Emma von Waldeck-Pyrmont!
Some people have very short memories on here :(

lol
Title: Re: 1879
Post by: Woolly Mammoth on March 20, 2017, 07:57:17 PM
Wasn't it a Fulham supporter who invented the wheel in that year also.
Title: Re: 1879
Post by: Williams Tale on March 20, 2017, 08:11:55 PM
Hengist Pod invented the wheel , according to carry on cleo !
Title: Re: 1879
Post by: Woolly Mammoth on March 20, 2017, 08:31:48 PM
Hengist Pod invented the wheel , according to carry on cleo !

I see, well carry on cleo sounds as though it's authentic so it must be true.
In that case it must have been a Fulham Supporter who discovered the world wasn't Flat after all. In actual fact it's roundish.
Title: Re: 1879
Post by: bog on March 20, 2017, 08:34:32 PM
Well spotted Woolly. Where would we be if that St Andrews' vicar has not got those young local lads to stop causing havoc and form a football team..... :58: Just where would I go to make my Terrets kick in? :022:

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Title: Re: 1879
Post by: Woolly Mammoth on March 20, 2017, 08:51:13 PM
Well spotted Woolly. Where would we be if that St Andrews' vicar has not got those young local lads to stop causing havoc and form a football team..... :58: Just where would I go to make my Terrets kick in? :022:

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Isn't there a pub down the Lower Richmond Road called The Half Moon, that Fulham FC used as their HQ.
Title: Re: 1879
Post by: rogerpinvirginia on March 21, 2017, 12:49:06 AM
The Battle of Rorkes Drift was in 1879 also.
Whereupon there were a record number of Victoria Crosses awarded 11 in total, was there anything else significant that happened in that very important year.

But wasn't Private Hook one of the VC winners (according to Zulu)
Title: Re: 1879
Post by: Woolly Mammoth on March 21, 2017, 12:57:44 AM
The Battle of Rorkes Drift was in 1879 also.
Whereupon there were a record number of Victoria Crosses awarded 11 in total, was there anything else significant that happened in that very important year.

But wasn't Private Hook one of the VC winners (according to Zulu)

Yes sir, he most certainly was. Private Alfred Henry Hook.  2nd Battalian 24th ( South Warwickshire ) Regiment of Foot.
Title: Re: 1879
Post by: bog on March 21, 2017, 08:30:12 AM
I think you are right Woolly. A while back I met a vicar who said his father had been at the church where Fulham had been formed. As for Rorkes' Drift. There were many VC's awarded there. They reckon this was to cover up for acute incompetence by those in charge.

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Title: Re: 1879
Post by: The Enclosurite on March 21, 2017, 02:03:42 PM
Any Fulham historians out there knowledgeable enough to be able to post a fact for every year as the pages pass through to 2017?   092.gif
Title: Re: 1879
Post by: Woolly Mammoth on March 21, 2017, 02:09:49 PM
I think you are right Woolly. A while back I met a vicar who said his father had been at the church where Fulham had been formed. As for Rorkes' Drift. There were many VC's awarded there. They reckon this was to cover up for acute incompetence by those in charge.

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Yes I concur with you about the cover up Bog.