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manchesterunitedman1



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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2021 8:00 am 
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Old Trafford has of late been under attack from United supporters as we all know recently, this is a brief look at the ground since it was opened in 1910.

https://flic.kr/s/aHsjevLjSU


Perhaps anyone else can show some imagery of any other grounds and the history over the years?.
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manchesterunitedman1



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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 5:05 pm 
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Is there no one else that has images of their ground and any history at all?
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Pete’s Picture Palace
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 5:35 pm 
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Selhurst Park on opening day, August 30th 1924 - not long to its centenary now and a view that has hardly changed at all given the Archibald Leach stand opposite is still there, albeit with the residue of old floodlights on the roof. And rope attached to either end to stop the roof lifting off in the wind. Of course there are stands to our left as we now look (Holmesdale Road, built 1994) and to our right (Arthur Wait stand, Park Road, built 1969) so this actual view isn't possible but you get the gist. I've often wondered if the single bicycle resting on the kerb was still there at 4:45. My grandfather was somewhere there on the Holmesdale terrace as he was at every game until October 1968.

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Dorking



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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 6:55 pm 
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Arthur Wait Stand, Selhurst Park 1979

Just a few months before, over 51,000 squeezed into this ground to see Palace win the Division 2 title



Nowadays, home and away fans alike complain about the cramped concourse and sparse facilities in this stand, however as you can see from this photo, in simpler times for the first 20 years of its life, the front half was standing, and the concourse situated at the rear only served half of the stand as it is now
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holtie96



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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 7:17 pm 
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Meanwhile
My image is of the sad demise of St Joseph’s road home to Guildford city football club, shafted by the local authority and never was the same again. Guildford were once big hitters on the non league scene.
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stfc831968



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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2021 6:08 pm 
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This first picture is of Swindon's main stand in the late 60's



The second picture is from 1970/71 time, when they were building the new stand behind the old one



The third picture is how the stand looks now. Originally once the new stand was finished the seats below remained for a while then were removed. The stand was finished in the 92-93 season when the bottom lot of seats were put in.



The main stand opposite this one was terracing with a cover over the middle. Then in 1958 Swindon purchased a stand from the Aldershot tattoo and once installed it looked as such. I spent many a happy time on the terracing in the 80's/early 90's. The seats above were wooden so this part of the stand was closed in 1985 after the Bradford Fire Disaster



A new stand was built to replace this in 1994, and is as below



It was terracing either end, the home end was turned into an all seater stand in 1990 (or seats were bolted on to the terracing)



And the same with the other end in 1994 when seats were bolted on to the terracing to comply with the Taylor Report

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