I’m not sure I’ve ever visited a football ground in more different guises than this barring, most likely, the Stadium Of Light. I once ran the line here back in my refereeing days, visited to interview someone as part of my dissertation and have also attended as a spectator several times.
And, a couple of months ago, I found myself visiting as a comedian performing at the adjoining cricket club. As far as I’m aware, they share a clubhouse. I can’t think of a ground that I’ve had more reasons to visit on seperate occasions.
Truth be told, there’s barely anything to see. Indeed, on these photographs there’s virtually nothing. So I’ve nicked a few images from Google Maps again, which show that it’s perfectly visible during the day.
Woodhorn Lane Update
Well there’s some cladding gone up on the outside of the stand. It looks like wood, although not massively impressive at the moment. Maybe it’ll be more striking when it’s dry, or when it’s not largely hidden behind scaffolding.
My book is still available to buy from amazon.