Golden Cockerel returns home
06 November 2018|Tottenham Hotspur
Our iconic Golden Cockerel - a scaled-up replica of the original that once sat proudly on top of White Hart Lane - has today returned home to our new stadium.
The Club has worked with London Mould Makers (LMM) to create a 3D scan of the original that first appeared at The Lane in 1909, maintaining every scratch, bump and dent - including one supposedly put there by one of our all-time heroes, Paul Gascoigne.
This morning, the new Cockerel was transported from LMM’s Essex base and brought along Tottenham High Road, causing excitement amongst passers-by, before being lifted into position.
Our new version stands at approximately 4.5m tall - nearly double the height of the original - and now takes pride of place on top of the South Stand.
The original Golden Cockerels that were removed from White Hart Lane for safekeeping will also feature throughout the new stadium campus.
The Cockerel that sat on top of the East Stand during the Lane’s final days has now been put on display within the Tottenham Experience and can be seen from the High Road above the entrance to the new Spurs Shop.
The second Cockerel from The Lane, that sat on top of the West Stand, will be placed in the players’ tunnel, with the original from 1909 remaining at Lilywhite House, the Club’s executive offices, where it currently resides.
Meanwhile, the Tottenham Hotspur Clock, adorned with the Golden Cockerel motif, that was a feature on the High Road between 1934 and 2007 and is now within the reception area at Lilywhite House, will be moved to the Club Museum when it opens.