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#1 Hermit

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 10:07 PM

I was told tonight that the original World Cup (football, of course) trophie that was stolen in the 1960's was found by 'Pickles' the dog in 1966 in a garden in Upper Norwood, believed to be Spa Hill.
Nice little piece of local trivia

http://en.wikipedia....orld_Cup_Trophy

#2 James

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 08:19 AM

If you search for "pickles" on the forum you can find out more. The topics on Pickles go back to the earliest forum days.

http://www.virtualno...-the-world-cup/

The word cup was found in the garden of St Valery on Beulah Hill. Upper Norwood Joint Library has kept newspaper cuttings you can see with further information on St Valery which has a interesting past in its own right.
St Valery, 54 Beulah Hill, London SE19 3ER

However if you speak to Dazza at the social event you could hear about the real story of what happened... you won't tell us online will you Dazza? ;)

Edited by James, 09 September 2010 - 08:20 AM.

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#3 Dazza

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 08:39 AM

The owner of pickles lived next door bar one to my Nan I think everyone knows the story of how the world cup was found etc but the guys life was made a misery for the next few years as he was the prime suspect. He eventually got the reward money for finding it much later .

But pickles unfortunately died a miserable death & broke his neck whilst chasing an animal of some sort when his lead got caught on something whilst chasing it.

There was something on cable not that long ago about it as well.

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#4 ChewderOde

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 06:04 PM

I seem to remember it also forming the centre piece of a pub quiz in "Early Doors" - the craig cash series set entirely in a pub up north

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 07:15 PM

It's mentioned on the Wikipedia page for Pickles
http://en.wikipedia....i/Pickles_(dog)

However I don't know myself and for all I know you put that there to fool us all ;)

It's on Wikipedia so it must be right ??

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#6 Joe

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 11:30 PM

Brings back all the memories of the news paper stories of the time. (I was living in Auckland Rise at the time just google it to see how near to the events.)

Walked up to see the police standing all around the house. Memorey just can't conect to the house shown on google link.

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 09:22 AM

Should we not campaign for a blue plaque commemorating the legendary Pickles to be erected at the spot (?maybe unveiled by Pavros)?

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 09:54 AM

New video released by the BBC today... http://www.bbc.co.uk...gazine-35803741

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