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Arsenal fans commemorate the move from South to North London

It’s not often that you live to see your beloved club celebrate such a prestigious event such as 100 years in the manor which brought all their successes. On Friday September 6th, Arsenal fans will be brought together to commemorate the club’s move from Plumstead to Highbury, (or more broadly ‘South to North London’).

This unique day will begin at 3pm when Gooners will congregate at the Dial Arch restaurant & bar. The Dial Arch is located where the 1st Woolwich Arsenal team met, in Dial Square, whilst working in the Royal Gun Factory. They were very highly skilled in their job. Arsenal fans will get to see where it all began as well as enjoy a delightful lunch and talk about their own memories of The Arsenal.

The Gunners faithful will then move on to travel and emulate the journey which took place 100 years ago, from South London, to Highbury. At 7pm a brief visit to the former Highbury stadium, now Highbury Square, will be followed by a private event at The Gunners Pub on Blackstock Road, where all proceeds will be donated to a chosen charity. Celebrations will go long into the evening, also containing a guest DJ, Kiss FM frequenter Mike Delinquent of The Arsenal Horse, who organised these September 6th celebrations with Una & Andy from The Gunners Pub.

“I think it’s important for fans to remember where we started and what we have become. This club is special and has a wonderful history. What better way to celebrate the 100 years in Islington by making the exact journey our previous team did, all those years ago.” Mike said.

Mike, real name Michael Panteli, is a a lifelong Gooner and also contributes to new blog The Arsenal Horse (@TheArsenalHorse) with Gunners buddy Paul Hewett, who have both been to memorable Highbury matches over the years.

It promises to be quite a day for die hard Gooners, it’s expected to be a fun day! Make sure you’re there!

Special thanks to Andy Kelly & Mark Andrews.