Returning to Maine Road

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  1. spanishblue

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    Having lived all my childhood no more than half a mile away from the ground my first nursery and primary school were on the Kippax st car park my first time inside the ground was 1963 the damb place dominated my life. I can't and won't go back it would be far to much to take ; (
     
  2. yeseye

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    EARLY CROSS, CHANCE AT THE FAR POST,HINCHCLIFFE
    So let me get this right.
    Aunt Edna lived at 109, Great uncle Billy was at 76 was it?
     
  3. Vic

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    Wasn't there a competition for a piece sculpture on the site?
     
  4. M147WN

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    There was Vic. There was a competition to find the best words to be inscribed at the sight of the old centre spot.
    A member of our SC won the comp and is the author of that inscription.
    Can’t remember what it says but I remember him telling me the story.
     
  5. bitterfuse

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    Remember it very well Bud.I used to live at West Point (Levenshulme) & would cross the park, then onto Platt Lane past the old Co-op and a sharp left on Horton Rd into the Alley. Great memories (apart from the dog turd).
     
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  7. chaddblue

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    Think that’s gone now as well

    The only way you’d know it used to be there is from the names of the roads such as blue moon way; And a plaque which marks the centre spot
     
  8. Blue Theatre

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    That really does evoke a bygone era.

    I keep telling myself that I've seen a lot of great football at the Etihad ... and (to be frank) watched a lot of painful rubbish & disappointment at Maine Road (certainly for the decade and a half after 1982) ... but I still miss the old place.
     
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  9. blingy

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    Always glance down Parkside Rd is when driving down the parkway with the expectation of seeing the arches of the Maine stand only to be disappointed ☹️
     
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  10. dennishasdoneit

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    I wouldnt call moving to leeds ...moving on.;)

    As the OP clearly says,there is nothing but a feature-less housing estate there now but thats not the point..imo....... The 1st thingi did the day after we won the title in 2012 is return to Maine rd..had a look around Rawcliffe st where a very good friend and life long Blue used to live,had a couple of pints in The Albert, still the nearest pub to another life long Blue.( Big Paul Bevan will never move)....enjoyed a walk around Santiago street and immersed myself in memories...

    When u say there is nothing to see...depends how good your imagination is...i loved my trip back.Will always be part of me
     

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