Corinthian spirit haunts Brockley

The Friends of Brockley and Ladywell Cemetary have unearthed (not literally) a bona fide England football international buried in SE4, albeit one from the days when you could put 6 past Scotland in the morning, sink a few at the Kings Arms and then head off to notch up a century against a Combined Colonies XI. Click here to read the story of Harry Albermarle Swepstone, who not only played for the Corinthians but came up with the famous club's name.

The next guided tour of the Cemetery is on June 16th, from 6pm. Click here for details.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Harry James Potter is also buried there

HardliaNotion said...

It looks more like HArry lived in times when Scotland would put 6 past England etc, etc.

Brockley Nick said...

He lived in an era when you could put six past Scotland and still lose by three goals.

Tamsin said...

Presumably "Corinthian" from the Regency term for a gentleman who was also an all-round sportsman...? (Showing my penchant for Georgette Heyer's novels here.)

Simon@Geddes said...

He was probably all hard work and honest endeavour but technically deficient when in possession of the ball.
Thank God we now have a golden generation of proven internationals who are the envy of the rest of the world.
Beckham, Lamphard and Gerard are all so comfortable on the ball-no wonder we have won back to World Cup's.

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