Saturday, 20 June 2015

RETFORD TOWN FC - RIVER LANE

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
Tin Shed
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.