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(@spelly)
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There's a thread on Facebook about old grounds, and someone is saying that Barrow's Craven Park was the only one that had cover on all four sides, but...................

Didn't NP have similar? I seem to recall it did.

Answers please, and.......

Thank you in advance.

Spelly.

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Topic starter Posted : 30/01/2024 7:59 pm
(@vikingsinbradford)
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The end where the players came out onto the pitch behind the sticks, the Lowerhouse Lane end wasn't covered as I recollect.

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Posted : 30/01/2024 8:43 pm
(@prisoner)
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@vikingsinbradford part of it was

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Posted : 30/01/2024 8:51 pm
(@geoffw)
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The south side had the seating stand which covered 2 /3 of that side with standing infront ofbit and to the west of it also mainly covered. The north side had the popular standing area mainly covered. The west only had a small covered standing area to the SW corner. The east side had the boys pen covered for 1/3 of it. So yes there was some cover on all 4 sides.

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Posted : 30/01/2024 9:50 pm
(@prisoner)
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Posted by: @vikingsinbradford

The end where the players came out onto the pitch behind the sticks, the Lowerhouse Lane end wasn't covered as I recollect.

Here it is

 

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Posted : 30/01/2024 10:20 pm
(@spelly)
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Thank you!

Spelly.

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Topic starter Posted : 30/01/2024 10:44 pm
(@geoffw)
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Posted by: @prisoner

Posted by: @vikingsinbradford

The end where the players came out onto the pitch behind the sticks, the Lowerhouse Lane end wasn't covered as I recollect.

Here it is

 

Your picture shows part of that end covered!

 

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Posted : 31/01/2024 1:43 pm
(@ditton-donkey)
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Yes that’s lower house lane end where the players came out, other sides had the popular bar with a bit of coverage, but not sure about the scoreboard end ?

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Posted : 31/01/2024 7:49 pm
(@widnes77)
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@ditton-donkey The cowshed was covered but the scoreboard area wasn't.

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Posted : 31/01/2024 8:13 pm
(@sunny)
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@ditton-donkey My ancient memory has it all open terraces.

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Posted : 31/01/2024 8:14 pm
(@spelly)
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Posted by: @widnes77

@ditton-donkey The cowshed was covered but the scoreboard area wasn't.

You're a Chemic, and I'm not, but I'm pretty sure that there was a covered terrace at that end, with the scoreboard behind uncovered terracing towards the right corner looking from Lowerhouse Lane, and the covering towards the other corner.

I say that, as I seem to remember sheltering under it one evening when you hosted the Aussies, and it was lashing down!

Anybody confirm / deny please?

Thank you again for all the answers!

Spelly.

 

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Topic starter Posted : 31/01/2024 8:34 pm
(@prehensile)
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From what I can remember, the east side was the last bit of the old ground to have proper concrete terracing (around 1960 ish).  I'm pretty sure the cowshed/boys pen (left hand side as you look from the pitch) was the only covered bit and occupied approx one-third of the total width.  The end was often known as the Speeds end because of the advert on the wall behind the terracing roughly in line with the goalposts.  I'm not 100% but there might hsve been a tiny bit of cover at the back of the other end [of the east side] provided by the scoreboard itself - see pic below (hopefully, if I get it posted correctly).

https://imgur.com/a/a43Kh3j

 

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Posted : 31/01/2024 9:45 pm
(@anotherposter)
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East

https://pixeldrain.com/u/yB8UoWKN

 

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Posted : 31/01/2024 10:37 pm
(@anotherposter)
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West

 

https://pixeldrain.com/u/nWJvPkbT

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Posted : 31/01/2024 10:37 pm
(@anotherposter)
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North

 

https://pixeldrain.com/u/w5wXLELD

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Posted : 31/01/2024 10:38 pm
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