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April 2020: Rugby is disrupted at Kingsholm
There is an old Chinese curse which says, “May you live in interesting times.” We are certainly living in unprecedented ...
The Curious Story of the First Match at Kingsholm
An in-depth piece of research.
Kingsholm during WW1
A short video clip
1891: New Athletic Ground
1893: The Price of Admission to Kingsholm
We’ll see if we can find further information regarding the price of admission over the years.
1891/92: A New Ground and a New Pavilion
On 20 Jul 1891 Gloucester Football Club, from their address in Bell Lane, Gloucester, produced a document entitled “Proposed New ...
Kingsholm by Geoffrey Willans
An article, date unknown
1891: Agreement for the Tenancy of the Castle Grim estate
6 Jan 1900: Kingsholm Seating Plan
Including ticket prices
Built in 1905
1905: Kingsholm Gymnasium Opened
Various views of Kingsholm (click to browse)
The famous Tump. The score on the scoreboard is difficult to make out but it looks like Gloucestershire 40, Yorkshire 19 ...
1891: The Purchase of Kingsholm
Original ground plans
The Development of Kingsholm - Overview
The 1890s Following the purchase of the ground at Kingsholm in 1891, the new season loomed, and a pitch had to ...
1988: A Visit to Kingsholm, 22 Oct
"the place where the rugby folk of Gloucester go to worship"
1951: Diamond Jubilee Dinner
A commemoration dinner was held in the Connaught Rooms, at the Cadena Cafe, on 11 Oct 1951, to celebrate the diamond ...
The Numbers Game
No eccentricity will be tolerated
1894: An Early Visit by the Baa-Baas.
Sorry – not quite what you expected. In 1894, a contract was drawn up allowing a local butcher to graze ...
1895: The Balloon Goes Up.
French balloonist, Auguste. E. Caudron, attracted much attention when he launched his hot air balloon from Kingsholm.
1894: Flogging a Dead Horse
In 1894, the Football Club arranged to hire a horse from Gloucester Cricket Club in order to keep the grass ...
1933: A Fire - and a New Grandstand
The opening match of the 1933 – 34 season against Lydney had been postponed owing to the hard state of ...
1900: New Stands and Crippling Debt
Until 1900 there was very little covered or open stand accommodation at Kingsholm, and the selection of the ground for ...
1891: The Opening of the New Ground
The New Pitch - May / June / July / August 2018