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Poojah
November 3, 2021, 8:15pm
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Quoted from TownSNAFU5
Great photo.  The Main Stand was built in 1903 I understand.  Nearly 2 centuries ago.  So old that Butch Cassidy and The Sundance we’re still around for a few years.

Blundell Park is well past it’s sell-by date.  Not viable in any sense to try and “make do and mend”.  We need a ground that is future-proof for the remainder of this century.  Also essential new young fans and families etc.


Didn’t know that about the Main Stand; that probably is the Osmond then. If you look to the left and the stand there appears to be the early framework for some more terracing; I imagine this is probably where you’ve got the slight distinction between the two sections of the stand today (considering the position of the goal).

Interesting that it shares quite a lot of architectural features with the old Barratt Stand. I was born just after the Barratt Stand was demolished, but the view from the very back of the stand must have been shocking - two layers of supporting pillars. Looks a cracking old school stand though.



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The Barratt stand looks way smaller in reality than it appears in my memory as an awestruck and impressionable youngster.
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The Barratt stand looks way smaller in reality than it appears in my memory as an awestruck and impressionable youngster.


I imagine it looked different absolutely packed to the rafters, albeit it looks a bit dangerous by modern safety standards.  You might not want to “bounce in a minute” on those terraces.


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I imagine it looked different absolutely packed to the rafters, albeit it looks a bit dangerous by modern safety standards.  You might not want to “bounce in a minute” on those terraces.


Towards the end of its life the roof leaked and when it was windy it flapped . The wooden steps on the way out creaked.  Wonderful memories !
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I walk about 3 and half miles home but via a few pubs !


That will be the side staggering adding an extra mile ..  
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when the Findus stand was originally built, I believe the plan was to buy the houses at the back of the main stand, in Harrington street, and revolve the pitch, hence the reason the Findus stand doesn't cover the full length of the pitch. A good idea still.
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I imagine it looked different absolutely packed to the rafters, albeit it looks a bit dangerous by modern safety standards.  You might not want to “bounce in a minute” on those terraces.


When it was demolished, it was found to have no foundations I seem to remember. It was literally just sat on the ground.

The steps up the back were very rickety.
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obviously demolish every thing, revolve and rebuild,  
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I was in the Barrett's stand when we beat Everton, what a fantastic atmosphere it was that night.

Great memories but we need to move on now and build a stadium with proper parking and community facilities for this day and age.


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Quoted from WOZOFGRIMSBY


History. Nostalgia. Memories. Convenience (for some). Atmosphere (possibly).


History? Predominately failure.

Memories? Mostly bad ones.

Convenience? Not for most.

Atmosphere? Blundell Park hasn’t had atmosphere since the 3 corners became open.
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