A special piece of Club history returns to Tottenham High Road
Wed 14 June 2023, 15:30|Tottenham Hotspur
Our historic Tottenham Hotspur Clock, which sat outside White Hart Lane between 1934 and 2007, has been reinstated on Tottenham High Road.
A piece of mechanical engineering which became a landmark for the Club, the clock has been installed on a new lamp post outside the Tottenham Experience – symbolising the gas lantern which, legend has it, the Club was formed underneath in 1882 by Bobby Buckle, Hamilton Casey and John Anderson.
The Tottenham Hotspur Clock had previously hung on the façade of the Red House – the first administrative headquarters of the Club between 1886 and 1891, and then again later in the 20th Century.
During the First World War, the offices were used as part of the war effort, with White Hart Lane closed and used as a factory, while the Red House became a site for the production of gas masks.
After the Second World War, and with the addition of the clock to assist visitors unfamiliar to the area in locating the Club offices and ground, the Red House was then the site of the office of our managers, including the legendary Bill Nicholson for many years.
Interestingly, at the time of the Club’s founding, the building had been owned by Bobby Buckle’s father’s employer – Joshua Pedley. He was also the owner of the original Tottenham and Edmonton Dispensary; the façade of which has been beautifully restored and preserved within the Tottenham Experience.