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TTT's own glory night

Posted by Tottenham Hotspur on 19 March 2014  - 13:00

It was standing room only at the nearby Bernie Grant Community Centre when the memories came flooding back for many Spurs fans on Tuesday evening.

Gary Mabbutt, Terry Dyson and Cliff Jones at the screeningGary Mabbutt, Terry Dyson, Daniel Wynne, Cliff Jones and Peter BakerTerry Dyson and Cliff Jones with Spurs-supporting writer Julie WelchTerry Dyson, Daniel Wynne, Julie Welch, Cliff Jones, Zoe Nathenson, Peter Baker and Gary Mabbutt

The Tottenham Tribute Trust staged a charity screening of that wonderful Spurs-themed film ‘Those Glory Glory Days’ in which writer Julie Welch shared her own memories of Danny Blanchflower and our ‘Double’ winning side of 1961.

And there to enjoy the special showing were three members of that great side – Peter Baker, Terry Dyson and Cliff Jones. They were joined by Gary Mabbutt, Julie Welch and the film’s star, Zoe Nathenson.

Cliff and Terry provided wonderful entertainment with their humorous reflections on that memorable season in an on-stage chat with compere Paul Coyte who also interviewed Julie and Zoe as they provided fascinating insight into the actual making of the film plus the events that inspired Julie’s semi-autobiographical screenplay.

The whole evening was dedicated to the memory of Darren Alexander, Joint-Chairman of the Trust, who sadly passed away recently. All proceeds will go directly to assist our former players.

The film focuses on a group of girls who become obsessed with the Club and their own quest to obtain tickets for the 1961 FA Cup Final. Much of it was filmed at White Hart Lane with Blanchflower playing his own part and some famous celebrity and media names appearing in the Press Box scenes.

The evening also provided an opportunity to win a list of impressive raffle prizes – including a Spurs Opus.

The Tottenham Tribute Trust is a registered charity, supported by THFC and endorsed by the FA. Its sole aim is to lend both financial and emotional support to former Spurs players who find themselves in need of care. More information can be obtained on their web site http://tottenhamtt.org

“Everyone present had a great time,” reported the Trust’s Daniel Wynne. “Listening to Zoe and Julie talk about the film was fascinating and we were all hanging on to every word that Cliff and Terry said.

“Not only did we have a wonderful evening but we also raised some much needed funds which will go directly to help our former players. Thank you to everyone who attended and supported us.”

If anyone wishes to help, a copy of the souvenir brochure and a book on Bill Nicholson by Norman Giller can be purchased for £15 with all proceeds going to the Tribute Trust. For more information please email daniel.wynne@tottenhamtt.org