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Lord's in 1948
Discussion started by chunkyinargyll , 08 September, 2019 13:34
Lord's in 1948
chunkyinargyll 08 September, 2019 13:34
As the Compton and Edrich stands are about to be demolished I was thinking how much of the ground has been rebuilt since I first saw my first game in 1970.

This 17 minute film from 1948 features a lot of crowd and ground shots. It is mostly about the 1948 Ashes test, but with plenty of diversions.

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Re: Lord's in 1948
freddie tittlemouse 08 September, 2019 15:41
I remember the Old Warner stand being built, can't remember the year but it was considered very state of the art. I also remember the seats at the Nursery end were so uncomfortable that everybody used to hire one of those dark green padded cushions to make them bearable. I also remember the bottle blonde who ran the ice cream van behind the sight screen - she was there for years.
How long is this rebuilding of the Edrich and Compton stand going to take? It was bad enough when they built the media centre.

Re: Lord's in 1948
Surbiton crusader2 08 September, 2019 17:30
How long? too bloody long that's my reckoning. Remenber the current Warner stand construction

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Re: Lord's in 1948
BeefyRoberts 08 September, 2019 21:08
I'm still at a loss why they couldn't start the rebuild work in a couple of weeks after the season ends.
No doubt it will be like sitting in a building site.
Will the main demolition be halted during the two remaining games?

Re: Lord's in 1948
BeefyRoberts 10 September, 2019 11:09
The building works have started,obviously!
But......to everyone's dismay the toilet block behind The Edrich stand has been demolished.
Built in 1926,just a pile of rubble now.
The Porcelain Palace is no more,all who spoken about it to said thought it was a listed building.


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