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--LAST PICTURE SHOW--

FOR WHEN THE WALLS COME TUMBLING DOWN


 

 

AMONGST THE RUBBLE

VIEW FROM THE CORNER OF THE BUTLER STREET AND THE STOKE END STAND.. THE MIGHTY BOOTHEN END STILL STANDS IN THE DISTANCE ALONG WITH THE BOOTHAN STAND ON THE OPPOSITE TOUCH LINE

 

 


 

DEATH OF THE BOOTHEN

The Boothen End slowly begins to be taken appart as the first few rows of crash barriers are ripped out.. Most of them finding new homes in many gardens, livingrooms and even bedrooms of Stoke City supporters!

 


 

BUTLER STREET SKELETON

The innards of the Butler Street have been ripped  out completely, all that remains now is the Butler Street roof that hovers spookily over the Victoria Ground turf.. In the Foreground the Stoke End Terrace is now a pile of dug up earth and soil.. The old corner section still stands though, visible in the top left hand corner...

 


 

FROM OUTSIDE THE BOOTHEN STAND

A view from outside the main Boothen Stand.. Iron railings can be seen lying amongst the derbies, then in the far of distance the remains of the Butler street Stand can be seen on the horizon.. Standing on its last legs...

 

 


 

PLAYERS TUNNEL

The old players tunnel is boarded up for the last ever time.. The dug outs are now gone, as is the Boothen Stand Paddock that is now filled with soil, rubble and slush.. Sponsership boards can still be seen though.. but it won't be long before they are shipped off to the Britannia Stadium on the other side of the road...

 

Only the memories remain

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