View Full Version : Leeds Road, Huddersfield

01-01-2014, 09:25 AM
This is the best picture I've seen of it and, although I knew their large terrace was like out Longside, I still think it looks strange on someone else's ground.


01-01-2014, 09:47 AM
Not only did the side terrace look like the Longside (it was actually covered in 1955) but the Leeds Road End or Cowshed, as it was known, looked a lot like our old CF end. Leeds Road was a great ground! :D

01-01-2014, 09:55 AM
In fact, I have an old book in front of me, The Football Grounds Of England And Wales, by Simon Inglis, piblished in 1983, which shows a picture of Leeds Road with the side terrace in mid-construction. Like our Longside it had no roof for a long while. A similar picture of Turf Moor is on page 69 from the nearly 1920s. All the terraced houses in front of the old stand! I well remember it like that (not the open Longside, mind!). :D

01-01-2014, 10:26 AM
Our Longside with the Cricket Field End in there as well from early 60's.


01-01-2014, 10:32 AM
I went with my Dad in 1957 when we played them in the cup. Won 2-1 and Ian Lawson (hailed as a new Tommy Lawton at the time) scored for us. Not sure who got the second. Point being if felt just like being on the Longside and almost like being on the Turf. There were over 55,000 spectators (Clarets and Terriers); no all eater stadia and no crowd segregation. Where did it all go so wrong? Why was it that folk were so better behaved?
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