There once was a football ground …….

9 12 2012

Eleven months ago Farrar Road was a road with a football ground. Today Farrar Road is a road with the latest outpost of Wal-Mart’s empire. This scene is the only remaining part of the football ground I once loved;

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The only remains of the fabric of social history is a wall in two shades of grey. Jesus a single wall, in two shades of grey….. Social history obviously didn’t need the other 48 shades to get shafted.

Here is a timeline of cultural destruction;

June 2 091

Dec 27 051

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2012 1 14 (2)

2012 1 14 (4)

2012 1 14 (8)

2012 1 14 (9)

2012 1 14 (11)

2012 1 14

2012  1 28

2012 1 28 (3)

2012 1 28

2012 2 4 (3)

2012 2 4 (4)

2012 2 4 (6)

2012 2 13 (4)

2012 2 13

2012  3 25

2012  5  5 (2)

2012  5  5

2012  5 27

2012 8 30

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Before and after pictures really drive the changes home.

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I used to watch from there……..

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Where once there was a penalty spot now there are now boxes of cereal……….

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There used to be a football ground there………

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In order to help us remember the social history of Farrar Road Glynne Roberts has written a commemorative book about Farrar Road. The book was produced by the Bangor City Supporters’ Association and it‘s available here . To say that the book is fantastic is an understatement, I can’t recommend it highly enough.

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