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Re: football grounds now defunct

Postby BoleynBadges » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:44 am

they ared emolishing barnet now underhill we have already done this one so another ground very sadly gone forever now


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Re: football grounds now defunct

Postby BoleynBadges » Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:00 pm

lets have a look at walthamstow avenue


Walthamstow is a large suburban district of North East London and the administrative headquarters of the London Borough of Waltham Forest. It is situated 7.5 miles Northeast of Charing Cross. It was historically an ancient parish in the county of Essex. As part of the suburban growth of London, Walthamstow significantly increased in population and was incorporated as a municipal borough in 1929. It has formed part of Greater London since 1965. Walthamstow is recorded c. 1075 as Wilcumestowe ("The Place of Welcome") and in the Doomsday Book of 1086 as Wilcumestou. At one point Walthamstow was just a culmination of five small villages, and affairs were discussed at Vestry House, acting as the first town hall. In 1870 it had grown to the size of a small suburb and a town hall was built in Orford Road from which affairs of the village were run (which now takes place in Forest Road - since 1941). The main route through the district was Hoe Street. Additionally, there were various smaller lanes, crossing the town. The road now known as Forest Road was originally called Clay Street. Further south, the High Street was named Marsh Street, and led from the original settlement out to the marshes. Shernhall Street is an ancient route, as is Wood Street, to the east. In the 1660s Sir William Batten, Surveyor of the Navy, and his wife Elizabeth Woodcocke had a house here where, according to Samuel Pepys, they lived "like princes" and cultivated a vineyard. With the advent of the railways and the ensuing suburbanisation in the late 19th century, Walthamstow experienced a large growth in population and speculative building. The LGOC X-type and B-type were built at Blackhorse Lane from October 1908 onwards. The B-type is considered one of the first mass-production buses. The manufacturing operation later became AEC, famous as the manufacturer of many of London's buses. On 13 June 1909, A. V. Roe's aircraft took to the air from Walthamstow Marshes. It was the first all-British aircraft and was given the ominous nickname of the "Yellow Terror" but officially carried the name


Founded in 1900, the club joined Division Two of the London League in 1901, but left at the end of the season. In 1929 they joined the Athenian League and won the league in their first season. In 1930–31 they reached the first round of the FA Cup for the first time, losing 5–1 at home to Watford. The club won back-to-back titles in 1932–33 and 1933–34, and in 1937–37 defeated Football League opposition in the FA Cup for the first time, beating Northampton Town 6–1 in the first round, before losing 3–2 to Exeter City in the second round. The following season they won the Athenian League title for a fourth time, before retaining it the following season. After World War II the club switched to the Isthmian League and was its first post-war champions in the 1945–46 season. In 1951–52 they won the FA Amateur Cup, defeating Leyton 2–1 in the final. They won the league again in 1952–53, a season in which they also reached the fourth round of the FA Cup. Entering at the first round stage as a reward for winning the Amateur Cup the previous season, they defeated Wimbledon in the first round, Watford in a second round replay, and Stockport County in the third round, becoming the first amateur club to reach the fourth round for 24 years. Drawn away to Old Trafford, they held Manchester United to a 1–1 draw, before losing the replay, which was moved to Highbury, 5–2. The following season saw the club defeat Gillingham in the first round of the FA Cup before losing to Ipswich Town in a second round replay. In 1954–55 they won their third and final Isthmian League title, and also reached the second round of the FA Cup again after defeating QPR in a second replay in the first round, the last time they defeated a Football League club. In 1960–61 the club won the Amateur Cup, defeating West Auckland Town 2–1 in the final. Based at Green Pond Road, they play in dark and light blue hooped shirts, and light blue shorts.

This Pieman travelled to this particular part of Walthamstow by the Victoria Line, alighting at Blackhorse Road. The walk to the ground from there taking less than ten minutes. The home side defeated Harlow Town 2-1 in this midweek Isthmian League encounter.

In 1988 Walthamstow Avenue FC was merged into Leytonstone Ilford FC. In 1990 Leytonstone Ilford FC changed their name to Redbridge Forest FC, later vacating Green Pond Road to share Victoria Road with Dagenham FC. In 1992 Redbridge Forest FC merged with Dagenham FC to form Dagenham & Redbridge FC.

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Re: football grounds now defunct

Postby andyginbrasil » Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:50 pm

deanox wrote:How about Highbury, we used to have the crack there especially that time we took the clock end oioi ;)






btw I am a thoroughly respectful older citizen these days...but in the late 70's and 80's :twisted:


Wasn´t that the match we lost 6-1 and the biggest cheer came when we scored. The second match , lost 3-0 was when Mancini appeared because before he joined Arsenal he showed his arse to the crowd and it was all in the papers shakeass
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Re: football grounds now defunct

Postby BoleynBadges » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:05 pm

i remeber when the smoke bomb went off in the north bank and the big icf flag came out
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Re: football grounds now defunct

Postby andyginbrasil » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:30 pm

getting fireworks thrown at us.....those were the days
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Re: football grounds now defunct

Postby BoleynBadges » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:38 pm

andyginbrasil wrote:getting fireworks thrown at us.....those were the days



or potatoes with razor blades in them everton early eighties
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Re: football grounds now defunct

Postby andyginbrasil » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:41 pm

They were always a nasty bunch
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Re: football grounds now defunct

Postby Brookbonds73 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:46 pm

cockneyhammer wrote:i remeber when the smoke bomb went off in the north bank and the big icf flag came out


More West Ham in there that day than there was Arsenal as I recall. :lol:
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Re: football grounds now defunct

Postby andyginbrasil » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:08 pm

Didn't they take the teams of because of that orange smoke bomb...to let the Gunners fans on the pitch to escape the trouble.......Congratulations you have met the ICF ....... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: football grounds now defunct

Postby mkhammer » Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:46 pm

Remember being in there one time,completely us lot,Arse had been pushed right out...
When this gooner has obviously got a little bit pissed off... :lol:
He steams right into us screaming and shouting ,totally on his own...C'mon you F.in West Ham C**ts
I'll have the F.in lot of you F.in C**ts......
We're like WTF.......the guy was literally frothing at the mouth......Big gap opens up around him
everyone looking at each other,thinking well I aint fuckin going near him.....fuckin must be rabies.. :lol:
Cracks me up thinking of now....fair dues to him I spose......
Old Bill carted him of still kicking and screaming...F.in West ham C**ts...unharmed...
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