1923/24 souvenir booklet

Links With The Past: 1923/24 Souvenir Booklet

Club Historian John Hutchinson's ‘Links with The Past’ series continues with a look at a 98-year-old Leicester City souvenir booklet.
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This Leicester City souvenir booklet from the Club’s archives was published in time for the 1923/24 season, when two of the most important signings in the Club’s history made their Leicester City debuts in the opening game at Hull City.

Coalville born outside-right Hugh Adcock went on to make 460 appearances for Leicester City, making him third in the Club’s all-time appearances record. He also won five England caps.

Centre-forward Arthur Chandler went on to make 419 appearances, scoring a Club record 273 league and cup goals. What made this feat all the more remarkable was that when Chandler arrived at Filbert Street from Third Division South club Queens Park Rangers, he was already nearly 28 and had only scored 18 goals for the London club in his three seasons there. He was nearly 30 before he played in the old First Division and was still playing for Leicester City when he was nearly 40.

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1923/24 souvenir booklet
1923/24 souvenir booklet

Both Arthur Chandler and Hugh Adcock can be seen in the 1923/24 booklet.

These two legendary players appear for the first time together in a photograph in this booklet. They are in the team picture on the booklet’s centre pages. Chandler is the player standing second from the right on the back row. Adcock is sitting on the left of the front row, slightly apart from his team-mates. 

Few seeing this photograph for the first time in 1923 would have forecast the stellar careers that Adcock and Chandler were about to embark on at Filbert Street.

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