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1934/5 Division 3 South winners' medal

Following on from the Don Welsh cup winners medal thread
https://forum.charltonlife.com/discussion/89598/oh-when-don-stepped-up#latest

Another important medal from the museum's collection


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  • The medal was bought at auction at Bonham's but is now in the possession of the museum


  • But as, if not more important, than the item is the story behind it.

    The medal was issued to George Robinson who joined Charlton in 1931 but was released to join non- league Burton.

    But Charlton still retained his league registration and when new manager Jimmy Seed read glowing reports of his form, George returned in 1934 just in time for the 34/35 league campaign during which he was ever present.

    George missed just two league games in the next two seasons and was a key part of Seed's side upt WW2 by which time he was 31 years old.

    He finally retired in 1947 aged 39 and became a coach and then in 1947 assistant manager.


    Eddie Firmani's father in law too I believe.
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