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Title: Old pictures..
Post by: Tails on Tuesday, January 16, 2007, 12:41:13
Does anyone have any old pictures of the Shrivenham Road End and the Stratton Bank before seats were in it?

Thanks.


Title: Old pictures..
Post by: STFC_Gazza on Tuesday, January 16, 2007, 12:45:44
Yes I will post them this evening.


Title: Old pictures..
Post by: le god cuervo on Tuesday, January 16, 2007, 14:15:29
Found this one a while back & didn't have time to post it...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/legodcuervo/1962_snow.jpg
Looking towards Stratton Bank, winter 1962


Title: Old pictures..
Post by: Tails on Tuesday, January 16, 2007, 16:59:02
Fantastic Mr Cuervo..Any more?!


Title: Old pictures..
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, January 16, 2007, 17:04:38
Remember it well.....the advertising board above what was known as THe Enclosure...used to advertise Serjeants Tools, who had an emporium on Faringdon Road.    Memory is a bit vague on this but it was on a corner, probably opposite the Mail Coach....same side .....not sure what the horny handed artisans of railway's Swindonia would make of the current clientele, of  what used to be The Locomotive.


Title: Old pictures..
Post by: Tails on Tuesday, January 16, 2007, 18:51:22
Reg how old are you?


Title: Old pictures..
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, January 16, 2007, 18:54:01
Quote from: "Tails"
Reg how old are you?


   Ask FB he's met me.


Title: Old pictures..
Post by: Ginginho on Tuesday, January 16, 2007, 18:54:55
Just tell us you old fart :D


Title: Old pictures..
Post by: STFC_Gazza on Tuesday, January 16, 2007, 19:23:29
The New Arkells Stand along with the Bank

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v482/gary_stanley_uk/144498.jpg


Title: Old pictures..
Post by: SwindonStevo on Tuesday, January 16, 2007, 19:25:07
anyone got any clue why they did multy colour seats in the first place? and what year was that?


Title: Old pictures..
Post by: STFC_Gazza on Tuesday, January 16, 2007, 19:30:10
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j296/ULTRAS92/Ultrasearly007.jpg

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j296/ULTRAS92/Ultrasearly013.jpg


Title: Old pictures..
Post by: stfc_steve on Tuesday, January 16, 2007, 19:30:49
think it was to do with ticket prices wasnt it? looks a right state nowadays though, would look better all red.


Title: Old pictures..
Post by: STFC_Gazza on Tuesday, January 16, 2007, 19:33:54
Quote from: "stfc_steve"
think it was to do with ticket prices wasnt it? looks a right state nowadays though, would look better all red.


I think your right about the ticket prices, the stand is slowly becoming all red!


Title: Old pictures..
Post by: STFC_Gazza on Tuesday, January 16, 2007, 19:35:28
Quote from: "SwindonStevo"
anyone got any clue why they did multy colour seats in the first place? and what year was that?

The picture was taken on 1st January 1978, I got that through my access to Empics


Title: Old pictures..
Post by: glos_robin on Tuesday, January 16, 2007, 19:54:24
was too young to remember the old Shrivvy road stand, was the top teir not allowed to be open then as appears empty in that pic


Title: Old pictures..
Post by: Rich Pullen on Tuesday, January 16, 2007, 19:58:05
Health & Safety issue if I remember rightly.


Title: Old pictures..
Post by: glos_robin on Tuesday, January 16, 2007, 20:00:19
figures, seem to remember someone mentioning a problem before.....shame really as I'm sure the additional capacity would have been useful that year


Title: Old pictures..
Post by: mattboyslim on Tuesday, January 16, 2007, 20:02:17
After the Bradford fire IIRC, being wooden it was a fire risk.


Title: Old pictures..
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, January 16, 2007, 20:31:27
Think it was to do with the exits more than it being wooden.  Basically in the event of a fire we'd have all burned while trying to escape or the stairs would have collapsed (so shit were they).


Title: Old pictures..
Post by: magicroundabout on Tuesday, January 16, 2007, 21:07:36
and the whole stand could fall down if someone farted.

i remember a couple of games being cancelled due to high winds


Title: Re: Old pictures..
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, April 4, 2022, 15:34:49
Not really answering the question, but some may like these old aerial pics of the ground.

https://historicengland.org.uk/images-books/archive/collections/aerial-photos/record/RAF_106G_UK_1561_RP_3164

https://historicengland.org.uk/images-books/archive/collections/aerial-photos/record/RAF_106G_UK_1416_RS_4082

You can search nationwide (not the building society) via here https://historicengland.org.uk/images-books/archive/collections/aerial-photos/


Title: Re: Old pictures..
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Monday, April 4, 2022, 15:40:33
Good old London Town!


Title: Re: Old pictures..
Post by: Tails on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 08:11:13
Waiting 15 years for that thanks mate


Title: Re: Old pictures..
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 08:22:25
Waiting 15 years for that thanks mate

Good things come to those who wait.....  ;)


Title: Re: Old pictures..
Post by: Bedford Red on Sunday, August 28, 2022, 11:24:56
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/265853933786?hash=item3de62118da:g:~tgAAOSwHmBjCRn2&amdata=enc%3AAQAHAAAAoAai9gyR8ZdfjOMJ%2FFdOfeXpk%2FXopVJgk5axUl8%2B6pYars19VsnSDl4P2jHWLM0ZbjUnJX9ECV5IR9WBaecIdOU485Tmc3edrBgLSg1i5KGZd2cbhMb341y0B3jIaCBwI9ivX8bKJ%2BL%2FjoBK7kfp1dk0Y8xj9mpc4n5d6AEjfGZudpJ6oYPc2LSAtYN8dPwK1weWnZobbOD8XjTfgSF53%2Bk%3D%7Ctkp%3ABk9SR6yppsTcYA

This is a current listing on e-bay, a very old postcard of the Ground.


Title: Re: Old pictures..
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, August 28, 2022, 11:50:44
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/265853933786?hash=item3de62118da:g:~tgAAOSwHmBjCRn2&amdata=enc%3AAQAHAAAAoAai9gyR8ZdfjOMJ%2FFdOfeXpk%2FXopVJgk5axUl8%2B6pYars19VsnSDl4P2jHWLM0ZbjUnJX9ECV5IR9WBaecIdOU485Tmc3edrBgLSg1i5KGZd2cbhMb341y0B3jIaCBwI9ivX8bKJ%2BL%2FjoBK7kfp1dk0Y8xj9mpc4n5d6AEjfGZudpJ6oYPc2LSAtYN8dPwK1weWnZobbOD8XjTfgSF53%2Bk%3D%7Ctkp%3ABk9SR6yppsTcYA

This is a current listing on e-bay, a very old postcard of the Ground.

Wow wonderful photo any idea when that would have been taken.


Title: Re: Old pictures..
Post by: swindonmaniac on Sunday, August 28, 2022, 12:02:56
I take it that is the old Shrivvy Road ??.


Title: Re: Old pictures..
Post by: 4D on Sunday, August 28, 2022, 16:38:16
Did we sell the fence at the bottom to Oxford?


Title: Re: Old pictures..
Post by: Bedford Red on Sunday, August 28, 2022, 17:37:33
I take it that is the old Shrivvy Road ??.

I thought it was where the North Stand was now, i am guessing it's early 20th century.

I don't think there were any seats on Shrivvy road until the old Aldershot Tatoo stand was purchased in 1958.


Title: Re: Old pictures..
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, August 29, 2022, 08:38:51
I thought it was where the North Stand was now, i am guessing it's early 20th century.

I don't think there were any seats on Shrivvy road until the old Aldershot Tatoo stand was purchased in 1958.
I agree thats the old North Stand I believe.


Title: Re: Old pictures..
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, August 29, 2022, 11:16:24
Courtesy of Brendan Hobbs via Twitter. Taken before the last game before the old Shrivvy was demolished.



Title: Re: Old pictures..
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Monday, August 29, 2022, 11:46:11
Great photo and check out the full size Adver being read😀


Title: Re: Old pictures..
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Monday, August 29, 2022, 12:07:47
Great photo and check out the full size Adver being read😀

IINM thatís Swindon Dave reading the paper sat down.


Title: Re: Old pictures..
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Monday, August 29, 2022, 12:20:27
IINM thatís Swindon Dave reading the paper sat down.

I recognise the face but wouldn't have known who was. Also spotted another Adver reader in the centre of the photo the guy with the ginger hair. Those were the days when you got in the ground early and had time to contemplate life without any mobile phone distractions!