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Offline PeterWithesShin

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Villa Park & other old Villa pictures
« on: August 29, 2016, 06:17:05 PM »
« Last Edit: October 26, 2017, 10:01:15 PM by PeterWithesShin »

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Re: Villa Park
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2016, 06:47:18 PM »
Any idea when that picture is from PWS? I would guess at late 1980s but can't be sure.

Offline Marlon From Bearwood

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Re: Villa Park
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2016, 06:50:10 PM »
That's how the ground looked when I first went. Which was 1982.

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Re: Villa Park
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2016, 07:11:59 PM »
Oh the memories

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Re: Villa Park
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2016, 07:19:15 PM »
I can't see if there are any fences. If not, that would date it post-1989. If the Witton End is seated that makes it after summer 1990.   

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Re: Villa Park
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2016, 07:33:54 PM »
Looks as though Witton End is complete as shown by those 3 big speakers hanging off from the front edge of roof.
By the way it was possible with that low Witton Lane stand to get in to the loft of the terraced house in Witton Lane remove couple  of roof tiles stick your head out and see about 1/3 width but full length of the pitch to the far side. My best mate and I did that regularly for the love of our lives!

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Re: Villa Park
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2016, 08:15:17 PM »
The Trinity had plastic seats installed at the start of 1992? Looks like the fences at the front of the North Stand have been taken down so it's probably 1989-90, the pitch looks fairly worn too so maybe later in the season.

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Re: Villa Park
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2016, 08:26:01 PM »
They appear to be restoring the spire of Holy Trinity which I think was done in 1990.

Offline goldenjimi

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Re: Villa Park
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2016, 08:42:51 PM »
Fantastic picture. Villa Park as it was for my debut,very happy days.

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Re: Villa Park
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2016, 08:48:24 PM »
why did they put a random number of dark blue seats in the witton lane ?

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Re: Villa Park
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2016, 08:51:00 PM »
The blue seats was the singing section.

Offline PeterWithesShin

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Re: Villa Park
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2016, 08:54:57 PM »
It was the official standing section.

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Re: Villa Park
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2016, 08:59:39 PM »
I actually wrote that but autocorrect wrote "singing" which was funnier so I let it go.

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Re: Villa Park
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2016, 09:16:06 PM »
I can't see if there are any fences. If not, that would date it post-1989. If the Witton End is seated that makes it after summer 1990.   

It looks like there are fences, I can just make out gates, but I notice the larger scoreboard at the Holte/Trinity corner. What year did that go up?

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Re: Villa Park
« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2016, 09:21:38 PM »
I think it was during Graham Taylor's first spell as manager that the dugouts were changed from the lower flat roof ones to the ones with a perspex roof.

 


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