Bramall Lane - mid 1970s

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    The old and the new collide at Bramall Lane in the seventies. Nice shot showing the old cricket pavilion as the new South Stand is constructed.

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    1. drapesy1 63 months ago | reply

      Fantastic photo , I'm sure I saw it years ago but nice to see it again - many thanks for posting it.
      Below is a link to an article i wrote about Bramall Lane Cricket Ground

    2. footysphere 63 months ago | reply

      Thanks for your comment, that's a great article you wrote. Going way back to 1854 when the Sheffield United Cricket Club were founded are there any records as to who was on the committee?

      I believe that Prest & Crestwick who founded Sheffield FC in 1857 were members of Sheffield CC and as such they may have been involved in the formation of SUCC prior to the events of 1857.

    3. drapesy1 63 months ago | reply

      William Prest was certainly at early meetings that secured the lease of the Bramall Lane Site.
      I suggest you try to get hold of a copy of 'Before and After Bramall Lane' by Keith Farnsworth published in 1988 - this covers anything you could really want to know about the formation of SUCC and Bramall Lane

    4. lynn_morton3500 41 months ago | reply

      Wow, now that's a VERY interesting photograph!!!!! It's a shame that the pavilion had to go. I wonder if the players continued to change there whilst the stand was being built, then walking onto the pitch via a tunnel in the new stand!

    5. drapesy1 41 months ago | reply

      No, the pavilion was solely used for cricket- there were different facilities for football.

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