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A walk around Wednesday's old grounds

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Brilliant. Thanks Kivo

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I enjoyed all the nostalgia over The 1966 side, Terry Curran, Jack Charlton, The early 1990s over last few days but this is my favourite thread of the 150th Year Anniversary.

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Was great to see you briefly on your pilgrimage yesterday mate. Great posts

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1 hour ago, KivoOwl said:

Queens Ground

I was unsure whether to include this one, as we only played one game at the venue, but it was a Wednesday home game, so I thought I'd tick it off while on my way to Hillsborough. On 19th November 1870, Wednesday hosted Derby St Andrews, and with a big crowd expected, they hired the Queens Ground, located behind the Queens Ground Hotel, opposite Hillsborough Barracks. It would seem the venture didn't pay off for the club, as future big games would be played at Bramall Lane instead.

 

The ground was later used by the regimental sides based at the barracks - most notably the 5th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, who used the ground for their FA Amateur Cup ties.

 

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My local !!!

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Great info and photo's, its a shame that dem blades don't seem to like to acknowledge the fact that we played at Bramall Lane before them.

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Brilliant read, well done Kivo really enjoyed that and learnt something new.

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Brilliant Kivo 

 

Did Wednesday ever play any games at Dronfield?

 

I was under the impression that's where we played our first ever game.

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Enjoyed following this yesterday Lee. 

 

Thanks for sharing. 

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10 minutes ago, horny owl said:

Brilliant Kivo 

 

Did Wednesday ever play any games at Dronfield?

 

I was under the impression that's where we played our first ever game.

We played an away match against Dronfield on 31 December 1867 that was long thought to be our first ever game - but we played United Mechanics on 19 October at Norfolk Park.

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Top work mate. Wish the club would do the right thing and build a museum and let you and Dunsby Owl run it. 

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