Wednesday 28th March 2018
Held at The Valley on Thursday 15 March, Down Memory Lane was an evening for many supporters to reflect on Charlton Athletic’s history and personal experiences and to hear untold stories from some Charlton legends.
Charlton Athletic’s record outfield appearance holder and Club Ambassador Keith Peacock started by introducing the panel of four Addicks icons – former managers Lennie Lawrence, Chris Powell and Steve Gritt, and former Chairman Roger Alwen. In addition to these, the audience included several players both past and present, making for an extra special evening.
Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) Ambassador Steve Sutherland did a fantastic job of balancing the panel and making sure everyone had an opportunity to tell their story. The icons shared some fascinating experiences, including their highlights and challenges whilst at Charlton.
As summed up by Keith, each of these legends helped to “shape Charlton’s history in different ways”.
“The journey that Charlton Athletic have been on – the only club to leave a ground and then return – is testament to the core values of the club and community of which it is built around”, he said.
“Everyone involved in this journey were aware of how important a return to The Valley was for the club and this was certainly echoed in the stories told by the panel.
“It was an evening full of pride and passion and a suitable tribute to the achievements of Charlton Athletic so far.”
Down Memory Lane was the latest event in the 25th Anniversary Committee’s programme to celebrate the anniversary of the return to The Valley and the launch of the community scheme that grew into CACT. The event raised almost £1,000, which will be split between CACT and Prostate Cancer UK.
The final event in the calendar is the 25th Anniversary Concert, taking place on Friday 18 May at indigo at The O2. Please click here for more information and to book tickets.