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This week 60 years ago: Arsenal FA Cup hero Jimmy Logie takes over Balls Pond Road pub

PUBLISHED: 11:32 07 August 2018 | UPDATED: 11:34 07 August 2018

August 8, 1958 edition of the Hackney Gazette.

August 8, 1958 edition of the Hackney Gazette.

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A former Arsenal and Scotland footballer became the licensee at The Greyhound pub in Balls Pond Road.

Inside forward Jimmy Logie took over the boozer after being granted a licence at Old Street Magistrates’ Court. Logie won two First Division titles with Arsenal, as well as an FA Cup – scoring both goals in the final, a 2-0 win over Liverpool in 1950.

Meanwhile, a South Hackney salesman’s reason for setting up a “snowball” lottery was that he didn’t know it was illegal.

A woman in Sunderland had received a document called “Pennies From Heaven” along with four circulars to send on to friends.

In a statement read out in Old Street Magistrates’ Court, defendant Peter Bowyer said: “I received a chain letter. I don’t know who sent it to me. I composed a chain letter on the lines of the one I received and sent 50 sets of five letters to people who had applied for details of a club which I had helped run.”


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