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The year was 1953. It was the year that Henry Cooper joined the 4th battalion

The year was 1953. It was the year that Henry Cooper joined the 4th battalion


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The year was 1953. It was the year that Henry Cooper joined the 4th battalion

The year was 1953. It was the year that Henry Cooper joined the 4th battalion, known as the boxing battalion, when Trevor Bailey and Bill Edrich helped England regain the Ashes, when Billy Wright and his England team-mates were hammered 6-3 at wembley by Hungary, when Peter Alliss was a golfing junior and when Stan Mortensen put three in the net for Blackpool in the FA cup final. That was the line-up on Tuesday may 10 when Henry and his parade of yesterdays heroes turned up for a TV programmer about 1953s sporting highlights. Old comrades.... (From left): Henry Cooper. Bill Edrich, Trevor bailey, Billy Wright, Peter Alliss and Stan Mortensen. May 1983 P016495

Daily Mirror
Mirrorpix
London
Greater London
England

Media ID 21720728

© Mirrorpix

30th Anniversaries Anniversary 1983 Thirtieth


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In this print from Memory Lane Prints, we are transported back to the year 1953, a time when sports legends were born and history was made. It was the year that Henry Cooper, the renowned boxer, joined the esteemed 4th battalion known as the boxing battalion. This photograph captures a momentous gathering of sporting heroes who had left an indelible mark on their respective fields. Among them stands Trevor Bailey and Bill Edrich, instrumental in helping England regain the Ashes in cricket. Billy Wright and his England team-mates also find themselves immortalized here, despite suffering a crushing defeat at Wembley by Hungary with a scoreline of 6-3. Peter Alliss can be seen as a young golfing junior, displaying early signs of his future success. However, it is Stan Mortensen who truly shines in this image; he proudly holds up three fingers symbolizing his remarkable hat-trick for Blackpool during the FA Cup final. These men represent an era filled with triumphs and unforgettable moments that have become part of sporting folklore. Fast forward to May 1983 when this group of yesteryear's heroes reunited for a special television program highlighting the glorious sporting highlights from 1953. The camaraderie between these old comrades is evident as they stand side by side - Henry Cooper on one end alongside Bill Edrich, Trevor Bailey, Billy Wright, Peter Alliss and finally Stan Mortensen completing this iconic lineup. This photograph serves as both a

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