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Rainbows and tears on Tottenham’s last day at White Hart Lane | David Hytner

Tottenham Hotspur favourites of the past were in attendance as the club played the final game at White Hart Lane, beating Manchester United 2-1

Over by White Hart Lane’s East Stand, underneath the halfway line, lie the ashes of Bill Nicholson – the late, great Tottenham Hotspur player and manager who, more than anybody, left a lasting impression on the club.

Nicholson’s remains were placed down there, together with those of his wife, Darkie, at a family ceremony and, when the club push ahead with the move to their new 61,000-seat stadium on this site, great care will be taken to reposition those ashes under the playing surface.

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