Historic Name That Ground – Week 18

The latest ‘Historic Name That Ground’… If you’ve not seen this feature before then each week for the last 17 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? I haven’t got a specific date but I think it’s about 1950. It’s certainly before 1953 (clue).

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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. Glyn Griffiths says:

    Bramall Lane Sheffield


  2. graward2003 says:

    Bramall Lane, Sheffield. The first time I went there the superb old cricket pavilion was still in place during City’s failed bid for the 1972 Division One title.
    I was standing with my Dad on the open terrace between the two stands in the bottom centre of the photo, with the Sun shining directly into our eyes for part of the game.
    City drew 3-3 after being two up and then one behind.


  3. Chris says:

    Sheff U.
    I went in their end on my own when I was 18 and then was able to easily get over a low gate and walk all the way round, in front of the cricket pavilion, to the City fans at the opposite end.
    It was bizarre. No one trued to stop or challenge me. They were different times in the 70’s.


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