|Cricket Field End. AKA 'the Tin Shed'|
Picture taken from River Lane end goalmouth, penalty spot in foreground
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The decaying ruins of what was, once upon a time, the River Lane home of Retford Town FC.
It's now demolished to make way for a Morrison's supermarket.
I took these photographs the weekend before the bulldozers moved in and levelled the site.
|Old Moaners Stand.|
Probably not it's real name but we called it that and it was very apt.
|Slates missing from the press box roof, a facility that was never actually |
used, because the building wasn't quite finished when RTFC folded
|End profile of Old Moaners Stand - Home team dug out to the left, which|
used to double up as a goal at half time for pitch invading kids
|Waterfields Side Stand.|
Picture taken from home team dug out roof.
|Waterfields Side Stand. (above and below)|
It was almost this creaky and unstable as this when it was in use.
|A family of daring explorers inside the Tin Shed.|
|Alas, I never saw them again after they went missing in the|
Triffid farm that had taken over the Waterfields Side Stand.
|Away team dug out.|
The home team one is on the right under a pile of brambles.
Arlington Way bridge over the River Idle is just visible, top left.
|The best view in the ground was to be|
had from the Shamrocks club balcony.