Wow you are old than I thought Roger.Contemporary press reports suggest that it was a mud bath rather than a pitch for much of the season. I have vague memories of a Junior Cup opponent, possibly Wimbledon, appealing for a replay on the basis the pitch was hopelessly unfit for playing football on.
We're currently more or less on the same site, with the pitch slightly realigned to the west and south. The photograph was obviously taken from the top of one of the floodlight pylons, which were installed in 1964. The other one at the same end was a replacement during the 1980's, doubling as a mast for mobile phone networks, and is still there serving that purpose.so are we basically one pitch to the West or left of this ??
Yes, the Toilets Opposite stand must be roughly where the old upstairs bar was around the back of the old Main Stand.If I’m correct the ground moved closer to St. Francis Street and built over the access road and the car park behind on the stand. You can still see some of the old markings painted on the brick wall along the footpath.
Regarding the shorts? Surely you’d remember? Weren’t you watching Dulwich back then? And it’s against Kingstonian... no ‘s’ on the end.
Mishi posted this photo from the old Champion Hill late 1980's Hamlet V Kingstionians
but the real scandal is that kit
would that be pink and blue stripped shorts ??? shocking
They weren't really "different shades" as such, it was just the material used at the time that gave a sort of "shadow stripe" effect, a bit like groundsmen cutting a pitch so that it looks like stripes - it's not actually two different shades of green grass!Haha no they was two different shades of blue!!