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Hillsborough in the 1960's

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2 bob to get in programme 3d happy daze until we changed the kit in 67..........................:Chansiri:

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what it looked like when I first went (62) .....that little cover where the n/w corner is was a strange structure 

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It was strange b4 the new North was built too

North makes it look so tiny

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TorryOwl, Ive always wondered before the  days of segregation, my Dad talked about changing ends at half time to hopefully see Wednesday score each half, but why was the kop or was the kop more popular ? I would have thought with the leppings lane end having a roof then that would have been better for the atmosphere and staying dry ? ! Cheers for any info.

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He said the changing ends bit was via the north side before the North Stand was built , so that side must have been popular too with it being covered unlike the kop ! ?

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On 12/01/2018 at 11:51, torryowl said:

what it looked like when I first went (62) .....that little cover where the n/w corner is was a strange structure 

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It was the last remnants of an old stand that had been carved up over time.

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3 hours ago, owlthorpe said:

TorryOwl, Ive always wondered before the  days of segregation, my Dad talked about changing ends at half time to hopefully see Wednesday score each half, but why was the kop or was the kop more popular ? I would have thought with the leppings lane end having a roof then that would have been better for the atmosphere and staying dry ? ! Cheers for any info.

you couldn't change ends once the north stand was built in 61 ......no idea why the kop was more popular at a guess it could be because when the ground opened the lepp was only a small terrace and the kop was the best vantage point and even when the lepp was extended the kop remained the fans favourite place possibly because the lepp had a low rake and not that good a view on a crowded day ........

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Best league stadium and pitch in football. Think it was the first cantilever stand, although something in the back of my head says it might have been Scunthorpe. Even so this was the best stand in the league by far.

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