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clonbron

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Stadium Pershore Road/Balsall Heath Road?
« on: August 22, 2017, 05:31:23 PM »
I've been looking at an A-Z circa 1959-1961 which shows a stadium situated within the quadrangle formed by Pershore Road, Balsall Heath Road, Belgrave Road, and Varna Road. I lived almost on the corner of Belgrave Road and Varna Road between 1957-66 and I don't remember it. My only theory was that it was the Wycliffe Ground that Warks CCC used before the Edgbaston ground was opened, but I suspect I am wrong on this.

Anybody any clues?

regards

Peter

mikejee

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Re: Stadium Pershore Road/Balsall Heath Road?
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2017, 11:22:53 PM »
Here is a map c 1950, showing the exact position of the stadium in pink

clonbron

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Re: Stadium Pershore Road/Balsall Heath Road?
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2017, 09:11:58 AM »
Thanks Mikejee

The position of the stadium is shown differently on my A-Z; i.e. it is on the Varna Road side of Pershore Road, whereas your map shows it on the Bristol Road side. Perhaps my A-Z is wrong or the stadium moved across the road at some point.

Do you know what sports were put on the stadium?

Regards and thanks again

Peter

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Re: Stadium Pershore Road/Balsall Heath Road?
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2017, 09:26:51 AM »
Hi Mikejee
further to my earlier reply, thinking about it I suspect that your map is correct because had the stadium been situated Varna Road side I would have surely seen it at some point and remembered it whereas I didn't have cause to go near the Bristol Road in those days - just Bristol St and Horsefair  for school

Regards

Peter