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Re: Riverside Development Update
« Reply #260 on: November 16, 2019, 04:38:48 PM »
Well we wont see the sun set behind that stand anymore but Rodak may need to wear his cap for longer on a Saturday afternoon.

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Re: Riverside Development Update
« Reply #261 on: November 16, 2019, 05:54:12 PM »




I think this is a beautiful picture, I congratulate whoever took it.

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Re: Riverside Development Update
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Re: Riverside Development Update
« Reply #264 on: November 23, 2019, 10:34:03 AM »
Someone stated it's now possible to see the brick foundations of the original terracing that was underneath the Riverside Stand.  Can anyone confirm this?

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Re: Riverside Development Update
« Reply #265 on: November 24, 2019, 02:09:32 PM »
Below is a photo of the remaining Thamesbank foundations prior to the building of the recently demolished Riverside stand.

The original banking of the terracing was made up using the excavation materiel from the Shepherd's Bush underground building program in 1896-7. When Archibald Leitch built the Stevenage Road stand in 1905, the existing banked terracing around the remainder of the ground were concrete terraced and fitted with his soon to be patented crash barriers.




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« Reply #266 on: November 24, 2019, 02:42:32 PM »
Someone stated it's now possible to see the brick foundations of the original terracing that was underneath the Riverside Stand.  Can anyone confirm this?

Yes I am hoping that Half a Crown I dropped on the terrace in our last game there before the construction is still there, I will recognise it as it will be a 1946 date.

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Re: Riverside Development Update
« Reply #267 on: November 24, 2019, 03:00:27 PM »
...the third photo is of the Riverside/Thamesbank terrace, taken from teh Putney end, shortly after the clean up..:-

That actually looks better than some of the grounds we played away at early 90,s..

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Re: Riverside Development Update
« Reply #268 on: November 24, 2019, 03:01:11 PM »
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#CravenCottageConcepts Riverside Stand history.

Before the Riverside stand was built in 1972 there had been two previous proposals to build a stand on the Thamesbank. The first, in 1935 was designed by Archibald Leitch's son Archibald Kent Leitch and was designed to hold 6,000 fans for a cost of £11,000, however, the sum back in those days was a large amount that the club could not afford.

The second proposal, in 1950, was also based on a design by Archibald's son was for a two tier stand to hold 4,000 fans under cover; by then the cost had risen to £40,000 and again the amount was more than the board, headed by chairman Charles Bradlaugh Dean, could afford. Below is a page from the programme dated 23rd August 1950 (Vs Charlton) announcing the proposed new stand...


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Re: Riverside Development Update
« Reply #269 on: November 24, 2019, 05:41:31 PM »
As I remember it the terracing was stepped earth held in place with timber battens, the luxury of concrete terraces around the ground did not appear until after the 1949 promotion.

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« Reply #270 on: November 24, 2019, 06:13:20 PM »
As I remember it the terracing was stepped earth held in place with timber battens, the luxury of concrete terraces around the ground did not appear until after the 1949 promotion.

as can be seen by the previous photos just after the war, there was concrete terracing. But I was not around in 1949 to dispute what you say...

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Re: Riverside Development Update
« Reply #271 on: November 24, 2019, 09:52:24 PM »
As I remember it the terracing was stepped earth held in place with timber battens, the luxury of concrete terraces around the ground did not appear until after the 1949 promotion.

as can be seen by the previous photos just after the war, there was concrete terracing. But I was not around in 1949 to dispute what you say...
We cannot be sure of the date of the photo it could have been 1950 or a little later.


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Re: Riverside Development Update
« Reply #272 on: November 25, 2019, 11:19:18 AM »
The terracing in the colour pic of the thamesbank seems to look wider or deeper than the riverside was or is. Is the touchline still inline with the same part of the hammersmith end?

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« Reply #273 on: November 25, 2019, 11:55:51 AM »
Congrats to all for this brilliant nostalgic thread - has anyone got a pic of the electronic scoreboard mid 1960s? I remember Charlton v Boro (I think) flashing up 6-5 at half time. Typically Fulhamish we said as all laughed . But it was accurate - the game finished 7-7!

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Re: Riverside Development Update
« Reply #274 on: November 25, 2019, 01:57:05 PM »
Wasn't as cold as I thought it would be on Friday. Could have been my seventeen layers though


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Re: Riverside Development Update
« Reply #275 on: November 25, 2019, 02:18:51 PM »
Someone stated it's now possible to see the brick foundations of the original terracing that was underneath the Riverside Stand.  Can anyone confirm this?

Yes I am hoping that Half a Crown I dropped on the terrace in our last game there before the construction is still there, I will recognise it as it will be a 1946 date.
I think that half crown may be classed as Treasure Trove so you should dismiss any thoughts of self benefit from such a find.

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Re: Riverside Development Update
« Reply #276 on: November 26, 2019, 05:24:22 PM »
You MUST check out the video on fulhampier.com , oh my days, this is incredible.

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Re: Riverside Development Update
« Reply #277 on: November 26, 2019, 06:00:40 PM »
You MUST check out the video on fulhampier.com , oh my days, this is incredible.


Is there a view of the pitch included?
Actually, is there still a pitch at all?
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Re: Riverside Development Update
« Reply #278 on: November 26, 2019, 06:00:45 PM »
Nothing new really. Don't mind if it's multi functional during off match days, as long as they retain the football feel for match days

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Re: Riverside Development Update
« Reply #279 on: November 26, 2019, 06:11:02 PM »
Wasn't as cold as I thought it would be on Friday. Could have been my seventeen layers though
Maybe our 2nd goal was a factor?