Lord's in 1948
Posted by: chunkyinargyll (IP Logged)
Date: 08 September, 2019 12:34

As the Compton and Edrich stands are about to be demolished I was thinking how much of the ground has been rebuilt since I first saw my first game in 1970.

This 17 minute film from 1948 features a lot of crowd and ground shots. It is mostly about the 1948 Ashes test, but with plenty of diversions.


Re: Lord's in 1948
Posted by: freddie tittlemouse (IP Logged)
Date: 08 September, 2019 14:41

I remember the Old Warner stand being built, can't remember the year but it was considered very state of the art. I also remember the seats at the Nursery end were so uncomfortable that everybody used to hire one of those dark green padded cushions to make them bearable. I also remember the bottle blonde who ran the ice cream van behind the sight screen - she was there for years.
How long is this rebuilding of the Edrich and Compton stand going to take? It was bad enough when they built the media centre.

Re: Lord's in 1948
Posted by: Surbiton crusader2 (IP Logged)
Date: 08 September, 2019 16:30

How long? too bloody long that's my reckoning. Remenber the current Warner stand construction


Re: Lord's in 1948
Posted by: BeefyRoberts (IP Logged)
Date: 08 September, 2019 20:08

I'm still at a loss why they couldn't start the rebuild work in a couple of weeks after the season ends.
No doubt it will be like sitting in a building site.
Will the main demolition be halted during the two remaining games?

Re: Lord's in 1948
Posted by: BeefyRoberts (IP Logged)
Date: 10 September, 2019 10:09

The building works have started,obviously!
But......to everyone's dismay the toilet block behind The Edrich stand has been demolished.
Built in 1926,just a pile of rubble now.
The Porcelain Palace is no more,all who spoken about it to said thought it was a listed building.

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