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Evening all,

During lockdown this time round I took the plunge to start on a new hobby and started making these models of popular stadiums or iconic stands and I've just had a request through for Burnden Park. 

Now I'm going to show my age here... I never actually went (albeit I was 3 when we moved to the Reebok). My question is, what stand would you say was/is the most iconic looking (from the outside) or the best to replicate in this form? I'm also struggling a bit for decent reference photos so if anyone knows of any good ones that could help, that'd be much appreciated. I'm scouring Google but not having much look at the moment.

Thanks in advance.

 

Edit: I'm finding a few pictures on Google but they're mainly arial shots so difficult to gauge details and specifics.

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if you're going to do it would have to be this bit: you'll need one of these over to the right

That has me reminiscing about match daysas a kid in the early/mid 70s. Getting to the ground early, mooching around the Happy shop. Buying sew on badges for the latest scarf, also buying the tin ones

iirc the projected plan was to build the Normid right along the embankment. Reducing its depth right along, build a roof off it & we'd still look like a football ground. I was still playing &

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if you're going to do it would have to be this bit:

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you'll need one of these over to the right

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10 hours ago, matty2094 said:

Evening all,

During lockdown this time round I took the plunge to start on a new hobby and started making these models of popular stadiums or iconic stands and I've just had a request through for Burnden Park. 

Now I'm going to show my age here... I never actually went (albeit I was 3 when we moved to the Reebok). My question is, what stand would you say was/is the most iconic looking (from the outside) or the best to replicate in this form? I'm also struggling a bit for decent reference photos so if anyone knows of any good ones that could help, that'd be much appreciated. I'm scouring Google but not having much look at the moment.

Thanks in advance.

 

Edit: I'm finding a few pictures on Google but they're mainly arial shots so difficult to gauge details and specifics.

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Eudc1U0XEAE6nr-?format=jpg&name=large

Are you selling these? I'd love a Burnden Park one for my Dad? 

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There was a Bolton artist who did a water colour of the front of Burnden in the Lowry style, saw it in a calendar my mum had and framed it. The picture is on my office wall at work and I'll check it out next week for you. Can't remember the artist's name, did local water colours and I believe she brought the calendar at St Georges Church.

Manny Road definitely with the car park poster board with the next home game pasted on and the "Sunshine Deserts" sign

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Just not the Supermarket.

 

An external of Burnden can only be from the Manny Rd. Car Park, with the club house, showing the entrances to the Embankment & the Lever End. Hopefully showing the Club Shop.

But, to be fair, it was never a picturesque view.

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I don’t recall ever seeing a picture of behind the embankment from outside the ground . We’re all the turnstiles on the Manchester road side to get into the embankment end ? 

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38 minutes ago, Farnywhite said:

I don’t recall ever seeing a picture of behind the embankment from outside the ground . We’re all the turnstiles on the Manchester road side to get into the embankment end ? 

Don’t know for sure, but I think you could enter the embankment from the other side as well.

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The railway lines were immediately behind the embankment so the turnstiles were at both Manchester Rd and Burnden Terrace sides. Once it was separated by the double line of fencing it also had a walkway made across the back so fans came in at Manchester Road and across the back to enter the stadium from the back.

Either entry became a bit of a ball ache for the police as it was very difficult to segregate outside the ground. Even when the away coach park was on spare ground where Scholey Street Police Station now stands, away fans exited through the Manchester Road gates to be met by Manny Road terrace mobs, made their way up behind KwikFit or whatever the tyre place was called, turned right to their coaches to be met with the masses from Burnden Terrace.

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Seriously though, if you do it, include normid and as it's 3d have it stick out further than the rest

I'd buy one

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1 hour ago, MickyD said:

The railway lines were immediately behind the embankment so the turnstiles were at both Manchester Rd and Burnden Terrace sides. Once it was separated by the double line of fencing it also had a walkway made across the back so fans came in at Manchester Road and across the back to enter the stadium from the back.

Either entry became a bit of a ball ache for the police as it was very difficult to segregate outside the ground. Even when the away coach park was on spare ground where Scholey Street Police Station now stands, away fans exited through the Manchester Road gates to be met by Manny Road terrace mobs, made their way up behind KwikFit or whatever the tyre place was called, turned right to their coaches to be met with the masses from Burnden Terrace.

Can’t remember turnstiles for the embankment on the Burnden paddock side, I seem to remember an exit gate from embankment on the Burnden side, or is my memory playing tricks. 

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