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I am interested in compiling a list of sports grounds - particularly cricket and football - which have disappeared over the last fifty years or so. No doubt there are some grounds which belonged to businesses which have subsequently closed

 

Those that spring readily to mind include:

 

King Edwards playing fields at Whiteley Wood (now given over to horses!)

YMCA pitches on Crimicar Lane (altho these are now being returned to sporting use)

Crookes WMC (now houses)

Den Bank

The ground at the junction of Dore Road and the road to Owler Bar

 

There must be many many more.

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The 2 pitches actually on Wadsley Common (not the old Sheffield Rangers)

 

THANK GOD

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Right hand side of Parkway going out of town, between Prince of Wales and Handsworth junctions.

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Don't know what's on there now, but back in the 40's we'd walk to the Forum on Saturday mornings via the back of Firshill School towards Roe Woods, and the sloping ground going down to the woods proper, was the Atlas and Norfolk football pitch.

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intake wmc ground,british rail,little wembley,ball inn,

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is ball inn the one at the top of myrtle road? im buying a house up there and someone said the blades used to train up there?

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used to be utd training ground also under 18 played there,and a lot of school rep.matches played there.it was also used for cricket,i played for whitby rd .in 2 finals won the under 13 lost the under 15 final.i believe the actor from the bill who lives in sheffield and a keen blade bought and was going to restore it but never has.

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the house is a new build so presume its on the old site?

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The old co-op dairy at the top of bellhouse rd. There used to be a good football and cricket pitch there, now all houses

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Off Hollybank Road, where Holly Grove is situated, also on Glade Lea off Gleadless Common.

 

This is frightening, the history of amateur footy in Sheffield has disappeared under housing development !

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James Neil's sports ground used to be at meadowhead where the Park Hotel is now. Used to go a lot in the 70's to watch dad play cricket.

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And another one ! .................. Where the Sheffield Park Hotel is situated on

Chesterfield Road South. 2 football pitches, once owned by Brunswick Trinity Church at Highfields. Sold to James Neill & Co in 1963 for £11000. Wonder what that land is worth now ?

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