Exposure > Spurs fans donate over £3,000 to Exposure

Posted on August 12, 2016

Spurs fans in the 1950s celebrating becoming champions

Spurs fans celebrate winning the league in 1951

Hundreds of Spurs supporters contribute so as to access film documentary about club's history
Two months following release, Memory Lane – a feature length documentary charting the history of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club at White Hart Lane – has already raised thousands of pounds for Haringey-based young people’s charity Exposure.

Large numbers of fans from across the world have donated so far to gain access to the film. They include supporters from the USA, Canada, Ireland, Europe and the Far East, as well as North London.

“The response has been tremendous and the feedback we’re getting about the film is amazing. Some official supporters groups tell us they’re now organising screenings, to coincide with the start of the new season,” enthused Flo Codjoe, Exposure’s Development Officer.

Promoted solely through social media, in a novel spin on ‘crowd funding’, Memory Lane was produced by Spurs fans and local residents at Memory Lane Pictures, with support from The Fighting Cock Spurs fan podcast, and additional contributions and input from young people at Exposure.

With the stadium at White Hart Lane to be demolished by next year, Memory Lane is a timely exploration into the rich history of Spurs’ home in North London. Featuring interviews with historians, die-hard supporters and football legends, archive photographs, and rare colour footage from the early 1960s, Memory Lane is the story of the world famous football club as seen by the fans.

White Hart Lane's old West Stand in the 1960s

White Hart Lane’s old West Stand in the 1960s

The film also traces the evolution of Tottenham itself, an area that has seen its share of troubles, but is also incredibly diverse and welcoming – Spurs was the first English club to play a black outfield player in Division One – and home to a community incredibly proud of their local heritage.

Above all, Memory Lane highlights where it all began: with a bunch of young lads, looking for something to keep themselves busy in the winter months. The drive of these young people encapsulates the character of the club today.

As writer Adam Powley puts it: “The DNA of the club – it’s there from the start. These young kids, quite bold, quite ambitious… they had something about them.”

Thanks to everyone involved in the making of Memory Lane, and to all the fans who’ve donated so far… COYS!

For more information, please email memorylane1882@gmail.com.

You can follow Memory Lane on Twitter and access the film here.

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One Response to Spurs fans donate over £3,000 to Exposure

  1. shakira August 12, 2016 at 11:38 am #

    This is amazing- the film is being seen across the world! Exposure really made a great film and I think they deserve this donation. Thank you Spurs fans!

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