A mild evening in Woolwich
32 years ago tonight there was a warm and expectant air circulating around the Woolwich Town Hall. Spring was around the corner and hundreds of Addicks including my brother and I were stood outside on the steps on Wellington Street pre-mobile phones and texting waiting on word of what was developing in the chamber inside.
700 Addicks were packed inside Woolwich Town Hall on the floor and in the balconies when eventually Roger Alwen stood up and announced:
“To Charlton supporters everywhere, we are going home.”
The cheering inside sparked echoes of joy outside as word finally got round that we were going back to The Valley.
We’ve missed going to The Valley during the last year, and it does us all, young and old, to remember occasionally what a fight it was to get us back there.