RSS Feed Share on Facebook Send this to Twitter | Login Login | Register
City Independent
The Hull City Fanzine
 
Hull City Forum

Hull City Forum

Deails Post
11 posts. All posts shown

New Back To Top

theotherphantom

User Image

12843 posts
First used 09/01/17

Group
Hull City

#1
17/04/2018 at 16:25

Thought this lot might be of interest. Here's a photo showing West Park, the Circle cricket ground, and, toppish centre (below the railway triangle), City's old Anlaby Road ground. Picture from 1931.

http://britainfromabove.org.uk/sites/all/libraries/aerofilms-images/public/580w/EPW/036/EPW036391.jpg

This is a link to listings of eight pages of photos from a search for "Hull":
https://britainfromabove.org.uk/en/search ?keywords=Hull&country=england&year=all&v iew=grid&page=1

>>>>> 12th season in exile <<<<< 

New Back To Top

theotherphantom

User Image

12843 posts
First used 09/01/17

Group
Hull City

#2
17/04/2018 at 16:36

Bit closer:

http://britainfromabove.org.uk/sites/all/libraries/aerofilms-images/public/580w/EPW/036/EPW036552.jpg

>>>>> 12th season in exile <<<<< 

New Back To Top

NationalTiger

Administrator
First used 09/01/17

Group
Hull City

#3
17/04/2018 at 19:20

Great images TOP, good find.

Always reminds me of Ocean Colour Scene...



Now then... 

New Back To Top

TedLloyd

2819 posts
First used 09/01/17

Group
Hull City

#4
18/04/2018 at 08:30

Fairly boxed in by the railways and cricket ground, was there just one entrance? Looks like one path from near Anlaby Road level crossing, pre-flyover? Plenty of old photos of massive queues into BP, never seen photos of queues and piles of bikes into the original ground.  

New Back To Top

RichardCheatham - City AFC

User Image

7356 posts
First used 09/01/17

#5
18/04/2018 at 11:27

That strip that swings by the top right hand corner is where the flyover is now.

You used to be able to see a bit of the old terrace wall but that might have gone now, I saw it pre KC days. I assume you got access from there, then jumped in to Eagle for a bevvy. 

Bunkers Hill - See you in the next life 

New Back To Top

GENERAL POODLE

User Image

10905 posts
First used 09/01/17

Group
Hull City

#6
23/04/2018 at 12:28

I once had an old program from the circle days and on the front cover showed a photo of the crowd- absolutely crammed in like sardines
is my memory playing tricks or did it also list a reserve game attendance as 30k? 

hull city tigers lions bears and aardvarks 

New Back To Top

Hulltim8 City AFC

User Image

20719 posts
First used 09/01/17

Group
Hull City

#7
23/04/2018 at 17:43

Quote Quote by RichardCheatham - City AFC on 18/04/2018 at 11:27
That strip that swings by the top right hand corner is where the flyover is now.

You used to be able to see a bit of the old terrace wall but that might have gone now, I saw it pre KC days. I assume you got access from there, then jumped in to Eagle for a bevvy.


Used to still have admission price painted on a remaining piece of brickwork. 

2005 Labour got 355 seats from 35.2 % of the vote on a 62.4% turnout. 2015 Tories got 331 seats from 36.9% of the vote on a 661% turnout. Left wing fannies moan the second one is sooooo unfair and we need electoral reform. But didn't utter a peep,about the first one. 

New Back To Top

Hulltim8 City AFC

User Image

20719 posts
First used 09/01/17

Group
Hull City

#8
23/04/2018 at 17:47

Quote Quote by GENERAL POODLE on 23/04/2018 at 12:28
I once had an old program from the circle days and on the front cover showed a photo of the crowd- absolutely crammed in like sardines
is my memory playing tricks or did it also list a reserve game attendance as 30k?


Always thought City's highest crowd for a reserve game was the 26,000 who turned up for Neil Franklin's debut at BP. Remember reading that Sunderland averaged 26,000 for reserve games years ago. 

2005 Labour got 355 seats from 35.2 % of the vote on a 62.4% turnout. 2015 Tories got 331 seats from 36.9% of the vote on a 661% turnout. Left wing fannies moan the second one is sooooo unfair and we need electoral reform. But didn't utter a peep,about the first one. 

New Back To Top

theotherphantom

User Image

12843 posts
First used 09/01/17

Group
Hull City

#9
23/04/2018 at 19:03

Quote Quote by GENERAL POODLE on 23/04/2018 at 12:28
I once had an old program from the circle days and on the front cover showed a photo of the crowd- absolutely crammed in like sardines
is my memory playing tricks or did it also list a reserve game attendance as 30k?


I took a look through the era before WW2 and the highest first-team crowd is around 28k. There's not that many over 20k, and only a handful above 25k. Early days at BP a 30k wouldn't surprise me, especially in the Carter years. 

>>>>> 12th season in exile <<<<< 

New Back To Top

Hulltim8 City AFC

User Image

20719 posts
First used 09/01/17

Group
Hull City

#10
23/04/2018 at 19:12

Quote Quote by theotherphantom on 23/04/2018 at 19:03


I took a look through the era before WW2 and the highest first-team crowd is around 28k. There's not that many over 20k, and only a handful above 25k. Early days at BP a 30k wouldn't surprise me, especially in the Carter years.


Highest average crowd at Anlaby Road was 11,302. As I wrote above recall reading 26,000 turned up for Neil Franklin's debut for the reserves in the early 1950s. He was a big name who had attracted a lot of publicity after playing in South America. Very highly rated by Stanley Matthews anf others. City offered £30,000 for him in 1949, which was then a world record fee but Stoke City turhed it down.  

2005 Labour got 355 seats from 35.2 % of the vote on a 62.4% turnout. 2015 Tories got 331 seats from 36.9% of the vote on a 661% turnout. Left wing fannies moan the second one is sooooo unfair and we need electoral reform. But didn't utter a peep,about the first one. 

New Back To Top

theotherphantom

User Image

12843 posts
First used 09/01/17

Group
Hull City

#11
23/04/2018 at 23:03

Mother told me she went to all the first team and reserve games in the post WWII years. Those early crowds at BP are amazing. We had players who'd played in the 1950 World Cup, the first time England entered it. In fact, Mannion and Mortensen scored England's first world cup goals, but England only scored the two. 

>>>>> 12th season in exile <<<<< 

11 posts. All posts shown