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I have memories of walking down behind the South Stand on matchdays and going under a bridge that went from the back of the old South Stand across to a bar or restaurant type thing? 

David Hirst would be stood on there watching the crowds arrive and it was great to be able to give him a wave and then shout good luck to him or ask him questions


Then you'd walk a little bit further down past the players entrance and there would be the old ticket office and the queues divided by those blue crush barrier things to keep everyone in line before they could reach the counter where they'd have to talk to the glass to the lady behind to get tickets


Anyone got any photos of either of these?

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I wish I had. Took my Kodak Instamatic a few times but never photographed that area. There might be some press photos when there were crowds there getting tickets for Cup ties. You couldnt even really see the person behind the window !  

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5 minutes ago, zico.b said:

Found this from a Google search Neil.

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Ah yes awesome thank you!!
It's weird too as I had that bridge a bit further towards the camera - like going over where those two new doors are on the right?

Weird how memories play tricks eh!

But yeh Hirsty used to be there every home game up on that blue bridge


happy times

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51 minutes ago, @owlstalk said:


I have memories of walking down behind the South Stand on matchdays and going under a bridge that went from the back of the old South Stand across to a bar or restaurant type thing? 

David Hirst would be stood on there watching the crowds arrive and it was great to be able to give him a wave and then shout good luck to him or ask him questions


Then you'd walk a little bit further down past the players entrance and there would be the old ticket office and the queues divided by those blue crush barrier things to keep everyone in line before they could reach the counter where they'd have to talk to the glass to the lady behind to get tickets


Anyone got any photos of either of these?

Spion Kop was the only place i headed for, was magic.

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1 minute ago, debram said:

Spion Kop was the only place i headed for, was magic.

 

I either did Kop before it had a roof, or the South Stand uncovered

North Stand was when I went with my uncle

And West Stand upper a lot when I went with my mate - loved it up there

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13 minutes ago, @owlstalk said:

 

Ah yes awesome thank you!!
It's weird too as I had that bridge a bit further towards the camera - like going over where those two new doors are on the right?

Weird how memories play tricks eh!

But yeh Hirsty used to be there every home game up on that blue bridge


happy times

He'd have been having a fag 😆

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Didn't the shop originally have a portacabin near the floodlight pylon SW corner? Also mini cabins inside the ground.

 

On memories, anyone remember the big tree that was roughly between the director's entrance and the river - late 50s I believe, when my dad taught me my religion at weekends.

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21 minutes ago, OhForAnotherShez said:

Didn't the shop originally have a portacabin near the floodlight pylon SW corner? Also mini cabins inside the ground.

 

On memories, anyone remember the big tree that was roughly between the director's entrance and the river - late 50s I believe, when my dad taught me my religion at weekends.

There is a video on youtube from a cup-tie in the 50's where they show cars arriving behind the south with the tree bang in the middle of the driveway.

It's was a news reel from British Pathe News of the day ,sadly been removed here's a aerial photo though.

 

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4 minutes ago, heard that pardon said:

Wish i could find the video, funny watching the old cars drive round it even showed the old turnstiles at what is now gate 11.


 

Yeah would love to see that

 

I life that kind of thing

 

The one of the squad training round the back of the north Stand where the megastore is now is amazing too


 


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4 hours ago, pahowl said:

Wasn't this adjacent to kop overlooking steve woodhead's portacabin office (ICO/Commercial office)

 

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Dennis Woodhead eventually had an office at the very end of the South towards the Kop, if I remember rightly.

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35 minutes ago, quinnssweetshop said:

I'm sure the Lady at the bottom of the photo was called June ?  and also i remember a girl from school going to work there called Tracey Downing as well.

Deborah's younger sister ....

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