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by Les1949
Tue Jul 20, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Hampton & Richmond Borough
Topic: Crowds at friendlies
Replies: 22
Views: 1215

Re: Crowds at friendlies

At the risk of being shouted at and bearing in mind that I am not a Club Official. The club's capacity is controlled by the Local Authority and for the QPR game it was 500, the attendance was 495. The capacity for Brentford B/Carshalton was set for the same level. I have no idea if or when it is lik...
by Les1949
Mon Jul 12, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Vol 12.1 STATION ROAD Part 5
Replies: 0
Views: 39

Vol 12.1 STATION ROAD Part 5

HAMPTON, AROUND AND ABOUT Things you may not know, or didn’t know you knew! No 1 STATION ROAD Part 5 The oldest buildings on Station Road So, where were we when the 2020/21 season came to a crashing halt last February. Oh yes, I had been meandering down Station Road and this was supposed to follow o...
by Les1949
Mon Jul 12, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Now for Season 2021/22
Replies: 0
Views: 37

Now for Season 2021/22

So, that was it for last season, now we move on to our centenary season, but at the start there will be a few articles that should have appeared if last season hadn't been suspended in February. No point in wasting them.
by Les1949
Mon Jul 12, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Vol 11.9 STATION ROAD Part 4
Replies: 0
Views: 37

Vol 11.9 STATION ROAD Part 4

HAMPTON, AROUND AND ABOUT Things you may not know, or didn’t know you knew! No 9 STATION ROAD Part 4 Back to the Station Following on from the last article, a stroll back to the station. Immediately after St Johns Super Store you cross Warfield Road (the name is believed to be a corruption of Warren...
by Les1949
Mon Jul 12, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Vol 11.8 STATION ROAD Part 3
Replies: 0
Views: 37

Vol 11.8 STATION ROAD Part 3

HAMPTON, AROUND AND ABOUT Things you may not know, or didn’t know you knew! No 8 STATION ROAD Part 3 An amble through fields and meadows Okay, so you came by train to Hampton, what are you likely to see as you come out of the station before walking down Station Road to Beveree. Until the coming of t...
by Les1949
Mon Jul 12, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Vol 11.7 STATION ROAD Part 2
Replies: 0
Views: 39

Vol 11.7 STATION ROAD Part 2

HAMPTON, AROUND AND ABOUT Things you may not know, or didn’t know you knew! No 7 STATION ROAD Part 2 No longer a Country Lane The second article in this little series will look at the part of Station Road that leads from Beveree to the 111/216 Bus Stop, a route taken by supporters leaving after the ...
by Les1949
Mon Jul 12, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Vol 11.6 STATION ROAD Part 1
Replies: 0
Views: 49

Vol 11.6 STATION ROAD Part 1

HAMPTON, AROUND AND ABOUT Things you may not know, or didn’t know you knew! No 6 STATION ROAD Part 1 No longer a Country Lane This article was written way before anyone had really heard of Covid-19. It was supposed to be for the first game of the 2020/21 season, in front of supporters who would have...
by Les1949
Mon Jul 12, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Vol 11.5 PLATTS EYOT Part 2
Replies: 0
Views: 45

Vol 11.5 PLATTS EYOT Part 2

HAMPTON, AROUND AND ABOUT Things you may not know, or didn’t know you knew! No 5 PLATTS EYOT (Part 2) The Island today Further to a previous article, we get to the reason for my sudden interest in Platt’s Eyot…. As a railway enthusiast (okay, a 70 year-old train spotter) I came across an item relati...
by Les1949
Mon Jul 12, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Vol 11.4 THE ROYAL OAK BOMBING
Replies: 0
Views: 34

Vol 11.4 THE ROYAL OAK BOMBING

HAMPTON, AROUND AND ABOUT Things you may not know, or didn’t know you knew! No 4 THE BOMBING OF THE ROYAL OAK Revisited Two years ago, I wrote about the bombing of the Royal Oak pub in South Road, Hampton. Briefly, during the night, bombers came over and dropped up to eight high explosive bombs in a...
by Les1949
Mon Jul 12, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Vol 11.3 KEMPTON PARK MUTINY
Replies: 0
Views: 35

Vol 11.3 KEMPTON PARK MUTINY

HAMPTON, AROUND AND ABOUT Things you may not know, or didn’t know you knew! No 3 KEMPTON PARK MUTINY British Troops fed up! With Remembrance Sunday just a matter of days away, a look at a little-known incident related to the First World War – the Kempton Park Mutiny. When war broke out, all horse ra...
by Les1949
Mon Jul 12, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Vol 11.2 PLATTS EYOT Part 1
Replies: 0
Views: 30

Vol 11.2 PLATTS EYOT Part 1

HAMPTON, AROUND AND ABOUT Things you may not know, or didn’t know you knew! No 2 PLATTS EYOT (Part 1) Hampton’s Secret Island Platts Eyot is an island that is easy to miss unless you take a walk or drive down the Lower Sunbury Road. The Island has an industrial history connected to Thorneycrofts who...
by Les1949
Mon Jul 12, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Vol 11.1 ZENITH-JAP MOTORCYCLES
Replies: 0
Views: 35

Vol 11.1 ZENITH-JAP MOTORCYCLES

HAMPTON, AROUND AND ABOUT Things you may not know, or didn’t know you knew! No 1 ZENITH-JAP MOTORCYLES Located in Hampton Court Ah, yes! Where were we when so rudely interrupted. I think that I will just carry on from where I left off (but, can I have my summer of cricket and speedway back!). And, I...