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Author Topic: Freddie Mwila, Pathe News  (Read 1820 times)

Offline Big Dick Edwards

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Re: Freddie Mwila, Pathe News
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2019, 07:08:41 PM »
I don't know if this is old news to you guys but I inadvertently found something on You Tube last week very similar to this footage. It was shot on the Villa Park pitch in the build up to the 1971 League Cup Final. I think the poster was someone called Villa Boy. Well worth a look if you haven't seen it.

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Re: Freddie Mwila, Pathe News
« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2019, 07:19:29 PM »
The first six seconds really got to me. There is a whole generation that were not able to witness the majesty of the Trinity Road stand and the beautiful staired frontage. It was, by any measure, a structure that was the embodiment of Aston Villa Football Club and it set us apart from any other football ground in the country.

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Re: Freddie Mwila, Pathe News
« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2019, 07:19:31 PM »
What year did the Witton Lane turn from the old rounded roof stand that single tier? Just out of curiosity...

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Re: Freddie Mwila, Pathe News
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2019, 07:32:55 PM »
What year did the Witton Lane turn from the old rounded roof stand that single tier? Just out of curiosity...

Aprox. 1966 in readiness for the World Cup.  I could be wrong.

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Re: Freddie Mwila, Pathe News
« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2019, 07:37:01 PM »
What year did the Witton Lane turn from the old rounded roof stand that single tier? Just out of curiosity...

Aprox. 1966 in readiness for the World Cup.  I could be wrong.  Just found this on Wiki:

The old barrel-shaped roof on the Witton Lane Stand, the only remaining feature of the 1897 Villa Park, was removed in the summer of 1963 and replaced with a plain sloping roof in the same style as the Holte End

It must be '66 when it went all-seater I'm thinking about.

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Re: Freddie Mwila, Pathe News
« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2019, 08:26:23 PM »
Both great videos.

Offline DB

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Re: Freddie Mwila, Pathe News
« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2019, 09:41:42 PM »
What year did the Witton Lane turn from the old rounded roof stand that single tier? Just out of curiosity...

Aprox. 1966 in readiness for the World Cup.  I could be wrong.  Just found this on Wiki:

The old barrel-shaped roof on the Witton Lane Stand, the only remaining feature of the 1897 Villa Park, was removed in the summer of 1963 and replaced with a plain sloping roof in the same style as the Holte End

It must be '66 when it went all-seater I'm thinking about.

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Re: Freddie Mwila, Pathe News
« Reply #22 on: February 08, 2019, 02:35:49 AM »
Brilliant footage Chico. That was great to watch and see our once very majestic and great ground.

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Re: Freddie Mwila, Pathe News
« Reply #23 on: February 08, 2019, 11:25:47 AM »
Would you move to a stadium like Spursí new one now?

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Re: Freddie Mwila, Pathe News
« Reply #24 on: February 09, 2019, 05:49:09 PM »
Kapengwe made a quite brilliant debut in a 1-0 win against Carlisle, but faded away after that.