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Post  MTSC (PVM branch) on Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:46 am

CURTAIN COMING DOWN ON LANE ERA
By Steve Carley, from www.worcesternews.co.uk

The day Worcester City fans hoped they would never see finally arrived this
week as demolition work started on St George's Lane. It has been seven
months since the Blue and Whites left their home of more than a century
after selling it to Careys New Homes for a shade over GBP3million. But,
despite leaving the stadium last June ahead of their ground-share with
Kidder-minster Harriers, the club have had to watch as their former home
stood empty, slowly falling to pieces.

The Wembley-based property developer, who intend to build in the region of
80 homes on the site, returned to Worcester City Council planners to make
amendments to their proposal. That, though, appears to have been resolved as
cranes this week moved in to start dismantling a ground that has been a
landmark in the city since 1905. Already the turnstiles have been removed
and work is continuing to reduce areas of the Lane to rubble. Although many
Worcester fans no longer set foot near the ground, the reality of it being
demolished marks the end of a significant era. Never in the lifetime of all
Worcester supporters have they known St George's Lane without a football
ground and to see it being pulled down will bring mixed emotions. For some,
there is sadness at seeing a place they spent much of their childhood
flattened for a housing development. For others, there is an overriding
feeling of anger at how the ground was sold from under their feet by
previous regimes, leaving the club in the predicament they now find
themselves in. But they still have the memories and, following the
termination of the St Modwen contract at the end of 2013, hope that one day
they will again see their club play within the city boundaries.

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Re: Worcester City

Post  Boz1964 on Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:57 am

Sad.....it just goes to show how lucky we were to have a Council to support us the way they have over the last few years....God bless them one and all....Boz
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