A real 90-minute player who always gave maximum effort, Harry Dutton arrived at the Goldstone in 1929 and quickly made the left half berth his own missing just a handful of games until making way for Potter Smith in February 1932.
After representing Edmonton Schools as a lad, the young Harry impressed the West Bromwich Albion scouts with his cleverness when playing for Tufnell Park in the Isthmian League. Joining the ‘Throstles’ in May 1921, he remained at The Hawthorns for six years but played in only 57 First Division matches. A regular member of the reserve team, Harry won three Central League championship medals before joining fellow Division One side Bury in March 1927, and, on coming to Hove in October 1929 in his early 30s, had almost 100 First Division appearances to his name.
He was a regular in the Albion side for two-and-a-half years, and remained at the Goldstone until retiring in 1933 when he was granted a permit to play for Shoreham in the Sussex County League. On leaving the Albion, Harry became the host of the Devonshire Arms in Brighton.
Harry played 104 matches for the Seagulls between 1929 and 1933 scoring 5 goals.