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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanderer View Post
    Well, the people who told me the offices were down went past at about 4.45. I can't verify their report though as I haven't been past myself since yesterday morning, when nothing seemed to be going on.

    Looks like i'll have to pop up there again tomorrow then.... It's ironic how Gruntfuttock is taking pictures of the new Stadium going up and i'm taking pictures of KR coming down lol
    KNOWSLEY ROAD 1890-2010. A part of history soon to be no more...the place that meant so much to so many people. Farewell old lady, forever in our hearts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saints-Crusaders View Post
    Looks like i'll have to pop up there again tomorrow then.... It's ironic how Gruntfuttock is taking pictures of the new Stadium going up and i'm taking pictures of KR coming down lol
    lol! Yes. But I hope you're going to upload your photos too because that's all part of the history, dontcha think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanderer View Post
    lol! Yes. But I hope you're going to upload your photos too because that's all part of the history, dontcha think?
    My wife asked me why I wasn't takiong pictures of this historic moment in the old lady's history.
    I told her it's difficult to concentrate on taking snaps while driving......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanderer View Post
    lol! Yes. But I hope you're going to upload your photos too because that's all part of the history, dontcha think?
    I totally agree with you..... The only problem is, i haven't a bloody clue how to put pictures on here lol
    KNOWSLEY ROAD 1890-2010. A part of history soon to be no more...the place that meant so much to so many people. Farewell old lady, forever in our hearts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saints-Crusaders View Post
    I totally agree with you..... The only problem is, i haven't a bloody clue how to put pictures on here lol
    Well first of all you need to save the photos on something like Flikr.com.

    You can then link to the pics via the image icon on this site, which is displayed when you try to make a post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saints-Crusaders View Post
    I totally agree with you..... The only problem is, i haven't a bloody clue how to put pictures on here lol
    What Chair Maker said.

    It would be good to see the photos! I'm going to drive down there myself tomorrow and see if I can take some pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Chair Maker View Post
    Well first of all you need to save the photos on something like Flikr.com.

    You can then link to the pics via the image icon on this site, which is displayed when you try to make a post.
    Not so easy when using an ipad
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saints-Crusaders View Post
    Not so easy when using an ipad
    Whats an ipad got to do with it?
    Its a computer when alls said and done.
    Infact its a mac which if you believe the hype, means its more user friendly with media stuff.

    linky for you. It even has an APP that is FREE

    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/flickr/id328407587?mt=8

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    A few pics from the corner where the big screen used to be
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saints-Crusaders View Post
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    I feel quite sad now ,
    will nip up there tomorrow myself and take a few piccys I think
    Pre-Match drinks?
    try the George Hotel , George St
    St Helens , A real Saints pub

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gruntfuttock View Post
    I feel quite sad now ,
    will nip up there tomorrow myself and take a few piccys I think

    you trying to take my job now ?? lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saints-Crusaders View Post
    you trying to take my job now ?? lol
    There are probably going to be loads of Saints fans up there now, all taking pictures!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanderer View Post
    There are probably going to be loads of Saints fans up there now, all taking pictures!

    Funnily enough, i've been up there the past 2 days and wondered why i was the only person up there taking pictures
    KNOWSLEY ROAD 1890-2010. A part of history soon to be no more...the place that meant so much to so many people. Farewell old lady, forever in our hearts.

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    KNOWSLEY ROAD 1890-2010. A part of history soon to be no more...the place that meant so much to so many people. Farewell old lady, forever in our hearts.

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    After spending many a SUnday afternoon there as man and boy, it is a little sad seeing pictures of the old girl being torn down. Thanks for you guys taking the time and trouble taking pics for those of us less fortunate to be thousands of miles away. I am looking forward to visiting the new stadium next season when I come back to UK for a trip.

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    well move up dont take all the best spots !!
    Pre-Match drinks?
    try the George Hotel , George St
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gruntfuttock View Post
    well move up dont take all the best spots !!

    I was there on my own, so you had all the space needed...especially as i walked all the way around KR to see if i could get a picture of demo being done
    KNOWSLEY ROAD 1890-2010. A part of history soon to be no more...the place that meant so much to so many people. Farewell old lady, forever in our hearts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saints-Crusaders View Post
    I was talking to one of the Taylor Wimpey guys before and he told me that they were due to start with the demolition today and it should take about 3 months to complete. At the moment they're just assessing the best way to go about dismantling the old girl.
    They've been sorting out the asbestos inside the ground and it should be any day now where the demolition really starts. The scaffolding that held the big screen has already come down and they're filling in the mine shafts on the old training pitch with concrete
    Mineshafts?! If there were any there I would have thought they'd have been capped a long time ago. They look like borehole rigs for site investigation work. They take soil reports down to fairly deep levels to find out what type of ground it is, how dense etc. They'll do several boreholes all over the site once the rest has been cleared. Normal practice before all construction work on unknown sites in order to selcet the type of foundation needed.
    Drove past last night but too dark to see clearly. Good pictures though, but very sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smiggy View Post
    Mineshafts?! If there were any there I would have thought they'd have been capped a long time ago. They look like borehole rigs for site investigation work. They take soil reports down to fairly deep levels to find out what type of ground it is, how dense etc. They'll do several boreholes all over the site once the rest has been cleared. Normal practice before all construction work on unknown sites in order to selcet the type of foundation needed.
    Drove past last night but too dark to see clearly. Good pictures though, but very sad.
    Don't shoot the messenger, it's just what i was told by the Taylor Wimpey guy....TBH it looks more like what you just described but i'm no expert.
    I've just driven past the ground and it doesn't look like they've knocked down anything else other than the wall and turnstiles in the corner where the big screen was
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    The mine shaft are under the popular side stand, thats what I read or heard.

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    I have read somewhere too that there used to be mine workings in that area.

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    Looks really sad now seeing the photos of the old girl with gaping holes. Thanks for posting them. Really glad I managed to take a load of pics on my last visit to St.Helens. Doubt there will be much left on my next visit.
    I have still a lot of interior shots that I hav,t posted yet. I will probably put some more up after the demolition is finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanderer View Post
    I have read somewhere too that there used to be mine workings in that area.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...est_Lancashire

    Eccleston Hall perhaps?


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    Well we wandered up to KR today took a few pictures and a short video



    this one was taken a while ago


    and today from the same place








    and a short wobbly video starting looking up dunriding lane

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2iUDcETYD4

    and some short wobbly clips of the last Playoff game as we wold all like to remember the old girl
    full and the atmosphere jumping
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AxevghmGjU

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g97ZJyeAjS0

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2-Bx1rdXdY
    Pre-Match drinks?
    try the George Hotel , George St
    St Helens , A real Saints pub

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