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    Doesn't look like they've demolished any more than what they had done yesterday
    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
    Doesn't look like they've demolished any more than what they had done yesterday
    Nope. Went up myself and took some pics about an hour or so ago and it would seem my informants misinformed me! They weren't half digging up where the big screen used to be. Digging is also starting on the Knowsley Road side. No idea why they are digging holes there, unless to simply release the concrete, but they are. I would imagine within the next fortnight a lot of the place will be down. There is an awful lot of activity going on at the Dunriding Lane end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanderer View Post
    Nope. Went up myself and took some pics about an hour or so ago and it would seem my informants misinformed me! They weren't half digging up where the big screen used to be. Digging is also starting on the Knowsley Road side. No idea why they are digging holes there, unless to simply release the concrete, but they are. I would imagine within the next fortnight a lot of the place will be down. There is an awful lot of activity going on at the Dunriding Lane end.

    Possibly, although i was told it will take about 3 months to knock it all down and clear it
    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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    I see they have left the big red V on top of the old clubhouse I thought they were going to sell it



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    Quote Originally Posted by Saints-Crusaders View Post
    Possibly, although i was told it will take about 3 months to knock it all down and clear it
    I think the tricky bit is the Pop stand isn't it as that backs on to houses, or very close to them. I seem to remember reading that somewhere.

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    Anybody know if the auction site for the sale of KRd memorabilia is still going? Can't find a link for it anywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foozler View Post
    Anybody know if the auction site for the sale of KRd memorabilia is still going? Can't find a link for it anywhere.
    Here you go mate, you're welcome to it:

    http://integrated.imgecommerce.com/sthelens.htm

    Not been any lots this year though from what I can see.

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    The main stand will be coming down within the next week. Apparently it is going to be dismantled and recycled so there won't be a wrecking ball job. The concrete is going to be used as hardcore, as on our new site.

    I thought I heard noises in the main stand when I walked past earlier and it would seem the builders were ripping out the seats. They have also started digging up the pitch to make space for the machinery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanderer View Post
    I think the tricky bit is the Pop stand isn't it as that backs on to houses, or very close to them. I seem to remember reading that somewhere.
    take a look on google maps it looks like the gardens share their back wall with the back of the pop, that will be fun, not !

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Verminator View Post
    Here you go mate, you're welcome to it:

    http://integrated.imgecommerce.com/sthelens.htm

    Not been any lots this year though from what I can see.
    Ta very much.

    Never understood why they didn't just put the stuff on ebay, they'd have a much larger potential market for the bits n bobs. Oh well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by saintollie View Post
    take a look on google maps it looks like the gardens share their back wall with the back of the pop, that will be fun, not !
    I think it they should keep the wall, just make it lower.

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    Could you buy a house on the site? I don't think I could ever take a dump if my house stood where the hallowed turf once was.

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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.
    PLenty of them. I own a flat at the side of the black bull, bought it before it was built, due to take aroudn 12 months to complete, and it took about 2 years or more as they found a ruddy huge mine shaft that took a fair auld while to fill in.... didnt bothe rme like as the price I bought the flat for was a lot less than what they sold them for when the development was done... some big holes in that area though.
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    Some photos from today.











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    A couple of pics from inside the ground
    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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    How have you managed to get them pics when they won't let people near.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Mulder View Post
    How have you managed to get them pics when they won't let people near.

    Now that would be telling 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 RedVee Admin View Post


    Nope, didn't cost me anything. They were kindly taken by a member of the Taylor Wimpey crew
    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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    Was over on Saturday from Yorkshire and drove down Dunriding Lane to have a look; very sad to see the demolition but although Knowsley Rd had character in spades, she had got shabby and run down and was no longer up to the job.

    I only hope that the new Saints stadium has some sense of individuality about it and isn't just another identikit modern football stadium.

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    I can't look at this thread anymore it's breaking my heart

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    The above pictures are absolutely heartbreaking....

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Captain View Post
    The above pictures are absolutely heartbreaking....

    Even worse when you're stood there taking them
    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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    Took my first drive past at the weekend, hells fire I felt sick seeing the auld asbestos girl in such a state, really did make me sad... but then I thought about 75 - 0 and the fact I had been on the pitch, had many great memories and it sort of perked me up a bit.... its really happening, I thought we wouldnt do it, and move back in for 2012 but with flushing bogs on the ground and colour TV in the boardroom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sceptical Ste View Post
    Some photos from today.
    quality graffiti!

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