EPW039622 ENGLAND (1932). Vicarage Road Football Ground and environs, Watford, 1932

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Details

Title [EPW039622] Vicarage Road Football Ground and environs, Watford, 1932
Reference EPW039622
Date August-1932
Link
Place name WATFORD
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 510674, 195771
Longitude / Latitude -0.40013092769066, 51.649359843845
National Grid Reference TQ107958

Pins

Watford Printers

LyndaB
Wednesday 19th of June 2019 10:11:52 AM
Colney Butts house

LyndaB
Wednesday 19th of June 2019 10:11:20 AM
Greyhound track

Ian K
Friday 21st of February 2014 02:00:36 PM
The Main Stand : The only part of the original stadium that still exists.

Robert Tims
Friday 13th of September 2013 02:15:29 PM
The old main stand is history. It was condemned as unsafe in 2008 and was gradually dismantled until 2013/14 when it was demolished and replaced by a new East Stand.

Ian K
Friday 21st of February 2014 02:10:50 PM
The Refuse Destructor chimney was built in 1903 and lasted for 44 years before it was demolished after developing a Pisa-type lean!

John Swain
Monday 9th of September 2013 10:45:49 AM
Occupation Road

John Swain
Monday 9th of September 2013 10:42:30 AM

John Swain
Thursday 1st of August 2013 07:59:16 PM
Liverpool Road

John Swain
Thursday 1st of August 2013 04:14:06 PM
Souldern Street

John Swain
Thursday 1st of August 2013 04:11:50 PM

John Swain
Thursday 1st of August 2013 04:10:59 PM
Blackwell Drive

John Swain
Thursday 1st of August 2013 04:10:11 PM

John Swain
Thursday 1st of August 2013 04:09:04 PM
Riverside Road

John Swain
Thursday 1st of August 2013 04:08:05 PM

John Swain
Thursday 1st of August 2013 04:06:58 PM
LMSR Croxley Green Branch

John Swain
Thursday 1st of August 2013 04:05:34 PM
LMSR Rickmansworth Branch

John Swain
Thursday 1st of August 2013 04:04:41 PM
Croxley Green railway junction

John Swain
Thursday 1st of August 2013 04:03:51 PM
LMSR carriage sheds built in 1914/15

John Swain
Thursday 1st of August 2013 04:02:52 PM
Watford Power Station

John Swain
Thursday 1st of August 2013 04:01:42 PM
This small generating power station was constructed in 1897 and was extended in the late 1930s and again in the 1950s. However, it was seen to be uneconomic in the succeeding decade and was eventually closed in 1968. The site was cleared for a new gas/oil fuelled power station on Cardiff Road in 1974/78, but this was used only as a stand-by facility and this was also demolished, some time in the 1990s. The area is now the Cardiff Road Industrial Estate. In the meantime, an electricity transmission station has been built at the west end of Riverside Road.

John Swain
Monday 9th of September 2013 10:32:29 AM
Allotments at Colney Butts

John Swain
Thursday 1st of August 2013 04:00:27 PM
Watford Cemetery

John Swain
Thursday 1st of August 2013 03:57:16 PM
Red Lion Pub: Benskins Brewery

Robert Tims
Wednesday 16th of January 2013 05:15:05 PM
Occupation Road

Robert Tims
Wednesday 16th of January 2013 05:14:08 PM
Shrodells Stand

Robert Tims
Wednesday 16th of January 2013 05:09:48 PM
Shrodells Hospital

Robert Tims
Wednesday 16th of January 2013 05:08:13 PM

User Comment Contributions

As of October 2013 the old main stand is in the process of being dimantled, and a new metal frame stand is being erected. The first part of which will be in use in early 2014.

Robert Tims
Monday 21st of October 2013 04:21:37 PM
This is a rare view of the famous stadium at Vicarage Road and the home of Watford FC for about ten years when this picture was taken. It's also worthy of inclusion in other groups on this website, such as "Football Grounds". In the background is the 1897 electricity generating station, with coal brought in from the north Midlands, via a railway siding, which served the town until the late 1960s, when it was demolished in favour of a new gas/oil power station.

John Swain
Sunday 4th of August 2013 03:53:48 PM
A view looking south over the home of Watford Town Football Club, where the ground at Vicarage Road has been in use since 1922. Following the Local Government Act of 1929, Watford Union Workhouse, founded on this site in 1838, became Shrodells Public Assistance Institution, under the control of Watford Borough Council. Further expansion took place in the Wartime Emergency Scheme and Shrodells became a large hospital, with 464 general beds, under the NHS in 1948. Over sixty years later, Watford General Hospital is set to become a Health Campus for the region.

John Swain
Thursday 1st of August 2013 04:28:52 PM
Watford FC Vicarage Rd

cell
Saturday 22nd of December 2012 01:34:57 PM