80’s Memories

May 12th, 2020 by Abbey Abbott

Pictures from the old entrance that originally came out on the other side of the allotments that have survived to date.  These photos are early 1980's probably just before the M25 started construction.  It looks like a couple of the big trees that ran alongside the river were felled and the river itself was "tidied" up ready for re-routing.  Things that those of you who have keen eyes can see are: the red phone box in Beechfield Walk that is no longer there.  The pitch goals on the other side of the river where our A and B teams used to play, alongside numerous others on Sundays.  The swimming pool is in the background, sadly demolished at the end of 2019.  Some of the old blue swings that were in the park are in the photos about to come to the end of their life.  The original old clubhouse that stood where our beer garden is today can also be seen.  For the purists and Beechfield fans the old famous Green Hut can be seen in the distance of at least one of the photos.

Apologies if the pictures all show, they are meant to be in a sliding gallery. (Technology!)

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