Tottenham Hotspur Badges

The badge you see above, or shall we say shield, is believed to date from 1956.

On the top left-hand side, you can see the Bruce Castle which a 16th century building which currently houses the local history of the London Borough of Haringey.

The cockerel and ball first appeared in 1909 when a former player, one W.J. Scott, cast a copper centrepiece to perch on the new West Stand.

On the right are the seven trees planted at Page Green by the seven sisters of Tottenham, thus is the district known as Seven Sisters.

The two lions rampant are taken from the crest of the Northumberland family who feature heavily in the history of the local area. They lived at the Black House – later renamed Percy House – situated on the High Road opposite White Hart Lane.

It is probable that the Northumberland family hold the key to our being called Hotspur. Henry Percy, the 1st Earl of Northumberland, had a son Sir Henry Percy, whose deeds on the battlefields earned him the nickname ‘Harry Hotspur’. According to the history books he was slain at Shrewsbury in 1403.

Finally, we shall mention that the reason we have not included the badge or shield on this page elsewhere, except in a very small format in the reports, is that we have been told by the Tottenham Hotspur Football Club it is a copyrighted trademark of T.H.F.C. Basically, we were forced to remove the badge on all of our previous pages.

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