Summer 1927: Sir Henry Norris leaves the Arsenal

By Tony Attwood
This continues our history of Henry Norris at the Arsenal; there is a link to the full series at the end of this article.
And in a very real sense our story that began on 22 January 1910 in a meeting held at Woolwich Town Hall, to discuss the future of Woolwich Arsenal FC at which Henry Norris was in attendance has now reached its final stages.
For now 17 years and 6 months later, on the evening of 1 July 1927, the man who had been Henry Norris and now was more properly addressed as the Rt Hon Lt Colonel Sir Henry Norris, the man who had rescued Arsenal from bankruptcy and without whom there would be no Arsenal FC, wrote to his fellow directors at Arsenal FC, resigning as chairman of the club and as a director of the club.
Quite why he had delayed writing this letter until this day I am not sure.  Certainly he had wanted t...
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