Historic Name That Ground – Week 17

The latest ‘Historic Name That Ground’… If you’ve not seen this feature before then each week for the last 16 weeks I’ve been posting an image of a football ground taken in the past and you can see if you can recognise the ground. Some will be easy, others not so. You’ll be able to post your view in comments at the bottom of each page.

On Friday I’ll post the answer. So here goes….

Can you name the ground featured in the image above? This was taken in the 1950s.

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I had planned to run ‘Historic Name That Ground’ only during the close season as in previous years, but it’s proving of interest so I’ll keep it going for a little while yet. If you have an old image of a ground that you think it’d be worth including in this weekly quiz then please get in touch. They don’t have to be from the 1900s to 1960s – even ground images from the 70s and 80s may prove a challenge to identify these days. You can email me at gary@GJFootballArchive.com Thanks.


  1. graward2003 says:

    Burnden Park, Bolton


    1. Tom Warrell says:



  2. Glyn says:

    Burnden Park Bolton


  3. Burnden park…and for a brownie point…the steam engine is WD austerity 2-8-0.


  4. Chris says:

    My first away ground.
    Plonked on top of one of the barriers as a 7 year old in the Railway End.
    Franny scored for them.
    Burnden Park.


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