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Spurs Ledley King and David Lammy MP
Spurs well and truly books, Bruce Castle Museum
Valley Fontaine, BBC London
Tottenham captain Ledley King delivers a special edition of the Spurs Opus to the local museum, as part of the borough’s launch of the Cultural Olympiad.
Copy No. 593 of the Spurs Opus was unveiled at the Haringey landmark by Spurs skipper Ledley King.
Spurs Opus No. 593
King, who was joined by David Lammy MP, at the launch, said: "A lot of hard work has gone into the book, it shows the true history of Tottenham as a club, and I'm really pleased that it's in a museum like Bruce Castle, so a lot of other people can get a chance to see it".
The book with pages that measure half a metre square, features exclusive interviews with Jimmy Greaves, Dave Mackay, Ossie Ardiles and Jurgen Klinsmann and offers a unique perspective on the history of the first English club to claim a European trophy.
The Spurs Opus, which was commissioned last year provides a complete history of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, and various editions can be purchased by the public for between £4,000-£10,000.
So precious is the giant, heavy book, that all visitors will be provided with white gloves before leafing though the thick glossy pages.
The copy of the Opus, which was presented by the football club, was accepted on behalf of the museum by MP for Tottenham, David Lammy.
Mr Lammy said: "Tottenham Hotspur are at the heart of this community and what this community is about. So to have this Opus as a record of Tottenham Hotspurs contribution to this community over many years, and to have it here at Bruce Castle Museum, which is really beloved by many residents is a wonderful moment.
"I'm really pleased to see the club supporting local museums and archives' in this way".
Visitors wishing to view the Spurs Opus, which is stored in Bruce Castle Museum's Archive Search-room, can do so by making an appointment.
last updated: 29/09/2008 at 11:27