Workers wearing protective suits during demolition of Worcester City's former home, St George's Lane

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WHILE many Worcester City fans thought the decision to leave St George’s Lane was “crazy”, demolition workers wearing protective clothing at the ground this week were not so sure.

As the final parts of the club’s ground were being brought down yesterday, the workers taking down an old terraced stand had to take precautions against the asbestos used in its construction.

“We got an expert in about three years ago to remove the asbestos,” said Colin Layland, the vice chairman of the club, which now shares Kidderminster Harriers’ ground, Aggborough.

Meanwhile, the work to demolish the ground is almost complete, with the former stadium having been handed over to developers Careys New Homes last summer.

The Wembley-based property developer intends to build about 80 homes on the site.

Meanwhile, the football club remains in talks with Worcester City Council over a possible move to the Perdiswell area of the city.

Iconic parts of their original home, however, have been retained, with items including turnstiles and the club’s entrance gate being placed in storage with a view to using them in any future ground.

Back in the summer, fans were able to get their hands on a piece of history when items from the ground, including cuts of the hallowed St George’s Lane turf, were sold off.

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