Demolition continues at St George's Lane

Worcester News: 0414502501 Paul Jackson 24.01.14
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Demolition continues at St George's Lane football ground to make way for a housing development
 (3624147) 0414502501 Paul Jackson 24.01.14 Worcester Demolition continues at St George's Lane football ground to make way for a housing development (3624147)

AS their fortunes on the pitch take an upward turn, another piece of Worcester City history has come crumbling down.

The dressing room and the Harry Knowles Lounge at St George's Lane were demolished this week as workers continue to consign the club's old ground to the history books.

The lounge is named after 81-year-old former centre-forward Harry Knowles, who scored 148 goals in 200 appearances for the club, which included the great achievement of beating Liverpool 2-1 in the third round of the FA Cup on January 15, 1959.

The club's former stadium was handed over to developers Carets New Homes last summer and the Wembley-based property developer intends to build about 80 homes on the site.

For the time being the football club are plying their trade at Kidderminster Harriers' ground, Aggborough, and they have won their last three games to move out of the Skrill Conference North relegation zone.

Talks about a possible move to the Perdiswell area of the city are still ongoing with Worcester City Council.

Some iconic parts of their original home have been retained, with items such as turnstiles and the club's entrance gate being placed in storage with a view to using them in any future ground.

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1:18pm Sat 25 Jan 14

Rebeldiamond says...

Leave our Perdiswell alone!
the traffic on the Bilford road is chaos anyway especially on a weekend when people are using the tip!
Nobody builds Football grounds in residential areas anymore, move it to the outskirts like the rugby club is!
Leave our Perdiswell alone! the traffic on the Bilford road is chaos anyway especially on a weekend when people are using the tip! Nobody builds Football grounds in residential areas anymore, move it to the outskirts like the rugby club is! Rebeldiamond
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3:07pm Sun 26 Jan 14

liketoknow says...

Rebeldiamond wrote:
Leave our Perdiswell alone!
the traffic on the Bilford road is chaos anyway especially on a weekend when people are using the tip!
Nobody builds Football grounds in residential areas anymore, move it to the outskirts like the rugby club is!
the way things are going the rugby club will be in a residential area soon.
[quote][p][bold]Rebeldiamond[/bold] wrote: Leave our Perdiswell alone! the traffic on the Bilford road is chaos anyway especially on a weekend when people are using the tip! Nobody builds Football grounds in residential areas anymore, move it to the outskirts like the rugby club is![/p][/quote]the way things are going the rugby club will be in a residential area soon. liketoknow
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