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1891: Agreement for the Tenancy of the Castle Grim estate
1891: New Athletic Ground
1891: The Opening of the New Ground
1891: The Purchase of Kingsholm
Original ground plans
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 ...
1893: The Price of Admission to Kingsholm
We’ll see if we can find further information regarding the price of admission over the years.
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 ...
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 ...
1895: The Balloon Goes Up.
French balloonist, Auguste. E. Caudron, attracted much attention when he launched his hot air balloon from Kingsholm.
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 ...
1905: Kingsholm Gymnasium Opened
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 ...
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 ...
1988: A Visit to Kingsholm, 22 Oct
"the place where the rugby folk of Gloucester go to worship"
6 Jan 1900: Kingsholm Seating Plan
Including ticket prices
Kingsholm by Geoffrey Willans
An article, date unknown
Kingsholm during WW1
A short video clip
Various views of Kingsholm (click to browse)
The Curious Story of the First Match at Kingsholm
An in-depth piece of research.
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 ...
Built in 1905
The Numbers Game
No eccentricity will be tolerated
The famous Tump. The score on the scoreboard is difficult to make out but it looks like Gloucestershire 40, Yorkshire 19 ...
The New Pitch - May / June / July / August 2018