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Where was the location for the original ground we played at? My lad has an under 11s game at Sheffield works dept ground which is labelled as olive grove. 

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9 minutes ago, hirstysfags said:

Where was the location for the original ground we played at? My lad has an under 11s game at Sheffield works dept ground which is labelled as olive grove. 

Original ground was where the bend in road is and the big concrete dome stands now 

 

Works department is about 300 yards up the hill on left has a decent little bar in it ( if open ) 

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6 minutes ago, Wing Back said:

There's a plaque on the wall near the bus stop near the entrance iirc.

yep, it's hidden behind the bus stop (if you're driving past it's hard to see) 

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2 hours ago, Tommy Crawshaw said:

 

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That's interesting, so even though we didn't change the name officially to Sheffield Wednesday until the 1920's it was still used beforehand. I didn't know that, had understood it was just The Wednesday previous to that

cheers

 

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Officially we were The Wednesday FC until 1928, but often referred to as Sheffield Wednesday.  And dont forget Hillsboro wasn't in Sheffield in 1899 or whenever we moved.

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When we knew we were leaving Olive Grove back in 1899 we looked at a number of sites....Ecclesall Road, Hillfoot, Carbrook, elsewhere in Owlerton and we were also offered temporary accommodation at Tinsley. Does anyone know where any of these sites are precisely?

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5 hours ago, hirstysfags said:

Where was the location for the original ground we played at? My lad has an under 11s game at Sheffield works dept ground which is labelled as olive grove. 


@KivoOwl is ya man for stuff like this 


 


Owlstalk Shop

 

 

 

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18 minutes ago, Grandad said:

Had a little play with that photo - quite pleased with how thats turned out

 

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1 hour ago, onslow said:

 

That's interesting, so even though we didn't change the name officially to Sheffield Wednesday until the 1920's it was still used beforehand. I didn't know that, had understood it was just The Wednesday previous to that

cheers

 

 

The name of the company when originally formed was 'The Wednesday Football Club Limited'.

 

The company name was officially changed in 1929 with companies house or it's equivalent in those days.

 

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1 hour ago, Grandad said:

Had a little play with that photo - quite pleased with how thats turned out

 

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I half expected when you enhanced the photo that the words "Presto Stand" would be revealed on the roof.

 

Lovely pic by the way.

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