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    All three grounds 1935

    Posted by RADSB on 16/5/2018, 14:48:46

    You can see the site of the first ground in Dallow Lane in the centre.
    Much of the Dunstable Road pitch is not built upon.
    The main stand at Kenilworth Road is without the wing stand. The Oak Road stand has not been extended. Bobbers Stand built.

      Re: All three grounds 1935

      Posted by RADSB on 16/5/2018, 15:10:15, in reply to "All three grounds 1935"

      From this photo, the main stand does look a bit like a race course stand - hence the Kempton Park myth.

        Re: All three grounds 1935

        Posted by HH on 16/5/2018, 15:09:29, in reply to "All three grounds 1935"

        Superb pic

        Someone asked on here a while back why the mainstand was never built the full length of the pitch and this shot confirms what someone answered, that the old railway line was clearly in the way!

          Re: All three grounds 1935

          Posted by Suffolk Punch on 16/5/2018, 15:26:02, in reply to "Re: All three grounds 1935"

          The Railway tracks - there were sidings as well as the line, were also in a cutting. This no doubt amplified the vibration of the stand and general noise level whenever a train went past during a match.

            Re: All three grounds 1935

            Posted by RADSB on 16/5/2018, 15:18:23, in reply to "Re: All three grounds 1935"

            This plan shows the sell off of land by the Stockwood Estate dated 1905. The Dunstable Road ground was sold to LTFC men (Harry Arnold was a director and Chairman of LTFC and Mayor of Luton) and LTFC men also bought the land where the current ground is.

              Re: All three grounds 1935

              Posted by Nearly a Genius on 16/5/2018, 15:32:56, in reply to "Re: All three grounds 1935"

              Was Harry Arnold the same man (or a forebear of) whom the Arnold Rec and Arnold School in Barton are named after?

                Re: All three grounds 1935

                Posted by RADSB on 16/5/2018, 15:41:07, in reply to "Re: All three grounds 1935"

                Could be as this record of death shows he had properties in Barton

                  Re: All three grounds 1935

                  Posted by Nearly a Genius on 16/5/2018, 15:43:18, in reply to "Re: All three grounds 1935"

                  Cheers.

                    Re: All three grounds 1935

                    Posted by RADSB on 16/5/2018, 15:46:46, in reply to "Re: All three grounds 1935"

                    He joined the LTFC committee in 1893 and served until the mid 1930's.

                      Re: All three grounds 1935

                      Posted by Nearly a Genius on 16/5/2018, 15:53:37, in reply to "Re: All three grounds 1935"

                        Re: All three grounds 1935

                        Posted by Nearly a Genius on 16/5/2018, 15:58:06, in reply to "Re: All three grounds 1935"

                        Actually, it's interesting how many of the builders in and around the town were teetotal Nonconformists, the reason for no pubs in Bury Park, and ball games not allowed to be played in Arnold Rec on Sundays.
                        My dad told me that when King Street Congregational Church was completed, Sir Herbert Janes made the workers drink lemonade for the topping-out.

                          Re: All three grounds 1935

                          Posted by RADSB on 16/5/2018, 16:08:05, in reply to "Re: All three grounds 1935"

                          Yes the Temperance Movement was very powerful in the town - when LTFC played away to Middlesbrough Ironopolis in the 1893/94 FA Cup, they stayed in a Temperance Hotel near the ground.

                Re: All three grounds 1935

                Posted by RADSB on 16/5/2018, 15:19:27, in reply to "Re: All three grounds 1935"

                Ballsed that up. If anyone wants a re-post let me know.

              Re: All three grounds 1935

              Posted by kkk on 16/5/2018, 15:02:23, in reply to "All three grounds 1935"


              How did they ever get planning permission when the community related c&r were looking after the town ?

                Re: All three grounds 1935

                Posted by Godders on 16/5/2018, 14:49:54, in reply to "All three grounds 1935"

                decent post

                  Re: All three grounds 1935

                  Posted by RADSB on 16/5/2018, 14:54:01, in reply to "Re: All three grounds 1935"

                  Well....go on...point out all the churches and chapels then

                    Re: All three grounds 1935

                    Posted by Godders on 16/5/2018, 15:08:32, in reply to "Re: All three grounds 1935"

                    I've no idea. As is well documented I've never lived in Luton, let alone worked or even taken a huge amount of interest inn it's history other than when my dad pointed out his school etc.

                      Re: All three grounds 1935

                      Posted by RADSB on 16/5/2018, 15:11:20, in reply to "Re: All three grounds 1935"

                      Tsk, NaG did your job for you

                      Re: All three grounds 1935

                      Posted by Nearly a Genius on 16/5/2018, 14:56:32, in reply to "Re: All three grounds 1935"

                      Bury Park Congregational
                      Oak Road Methodist
                      At a guess

                        Re: All three grounds 1935

                        Posted by Laststraw on 16/5/2018, 20:43:10, in reply to "Re: All three grounds 1935"

                        I was in a band with some school mates played our second and last gig at the Oak Road Methodist Church. First gig was at the synagogue in Bury Park Road. ROCK AND ROLL!

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