Richard Bishop

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Great Yarmouth Town v Diss Town

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This is the Grandstand at Great Yarmouth Town FC, it was opened on 11 June 1892 and is widely considered to be the oldest football stand in the world still in use.
I watched my first match here in 1971 (Harwich & Parkeston in the FA Cup) and was a regular until I moved away from the area in 1995.
In recent years the club has struggled with sub 100 attendances the norm, a far cry from the glory days of the 1950s when 8994 packed the ground the see The Bloaters defeat Crystal Palace in the FA Cup 1st Round.
This photo was taken on Easter Monday, Yarmouth won 3-0 v Diss Town to record their 9th consecutive win in front of 132 fans - hopefully the good times are about to return

Location

Preston, UK

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