Historic Name That Ground – Week 26

We’ve had 26 weeks of these now and so it’s time for an extremely tough one (but I also know that some who follow me on twitter support the club who still play at this ground)… Do you recognise this ground? If you’ve not seen this feature before then every week since June I’ve been posting an image of a football ground taken in the past for identification. Some have been relatively easy (did you spot Maine Road and Boundary Park?), others not so. You’ll be able to post your view in comments at the bottom of each page.

Each Friday I post the answer. So here goes….

Can you name the ground featured in the image above? This is a newspaper cutting from the opening of the new main stand when the club who play here decided to have a garden party to celebrate. Those 2 men were the club’s new players too! If you need any other clues see the clues in italics near the end of this page.

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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.

Clues: The club still play at this ground, although all four sides have been completely rebuilt since the image was taken. The photo was taken in 1907. One of the players seen is called Ferguson.

1 Comment

  1. Glyn+Griffiths says:

    Ewood park!!! ( James Ferguson signed for Blackburn Rovers in 1907) !

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