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Yes Soccer Follower,,,, Barripper ,,,, "Changing Rooms" !!,, the club were not allowed to have anything permanent, fortunately a good Samaritan donated the facilities,ie a floorless chicken house !!,,,which I was " Forced" against my will to help to stick together along with all the other volunteers, namely "Three",,,,I take no responsibility for any cold feet if the grass floor had not been mowed,,, or for any wood splinters in places where there should be no splinters !!!! lol,, thay were the days !!!

I have changed in some poor facilities over the years Halfback but i have to admit that the chicken shed at Barripper was the worst!

 

Thank you and the other "volunteers" for at least putting a roof on it although there was no floor.

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Just a quick selection of redundant grounds (clubs may,or may not,be still in existence)
 
Goonhavern
Perranporth
St.Agnes
Crantock
Trevarrian
St.Columb Minor
Malabar (pitch near Mount Hawke)
Mylor
Carnon Downs
Ponsanooth
Falmouth Docks
Goonhilly
Redruth Utd (at Treleigh)


SF, we've never played at Treleigh. In our first 2 seasons 1993/4 -1994/5, we played at Raymond Road, which was the same ground used by Redruth Rangers ( Sunday league) at the time.

Hi Darren,i didn't mean the club formed by yourself but the former Redruth team run i think by the Eblings(?).There was a pitch opposite the Treleigh Inn and which was affected by the line of the Redruth By-pass when built.Though thinking about it,it may have been Redruth Town.

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Just a quick selection of redundant grounds (clubs may,or may not,be still in existence)
 
Goonhavern
Perranporth
St.Agnes
Crantock
Trevarrian
St.Columb Minor
Malabar (pitch near Mount Hawke)
Mylor
Carnon Downs
Ponsanooth
Falmouth Docks
Goonhilly
Redruth Utd (at Treleigh)


SF, we've never played at Treleigh. In our first 2 seasons 1993/4 -1994/5, we played at Raymond Road, which was the same ground used by Redruth Rangers ( Sunday league) at the time.

Hi Darren,i didn't mean the club formed by yourself but the former Redruth team run i think by the Eblings(?).There was a pitch opposite the Treleigh Inn and which was affected by the line of the Redruth By-pass when built.Though thinking about it,it may have been Redruth Town.


Nigel-The Eblings formed REDBORNE UNITED I believe.

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Those changing facilities at Gulvals badgers cross pitch were.  basic to say the least,  2 lean too's about  5 foot high and  a trough along side the pitch to wash in,  When we got a  second hand caravan we thought it was fantastic until it started to sink and split in half.

 Happy days.

also remember  playing A div police up there when they were a few short,, and a couple of patrol cars turned up just before   kick off to  bolster  their numbers..

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Shirehorse played in the Amor Shield   for a season at the top of St Ives  behind the Shirehorse   club.  Hoof prints as big as dinner plates , with a pre match warm up of kicking thistles down and  Tommy Clymo shovelling shi.....    manure for roses..
Also  i  remember Long Rock having a season  in a field on the back road between Gulval and Ludgvan?

I think also shire horse lost one game 33-0 if my memory is correct a record at west penwith league , not sure who against

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if long rocks rydal field now hosts a car boot sale then i have a photo of the right site. also have ellis park at hayle.

redruth dynamo did once play at strawberry lane.

assuming gerrans/st mawes play at halwortha, st mawes then that means treloan lane aka long meadow in gerrans is redundant

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Remember playing at Shirehorse for Long Rock and getting changed in the shed.  One player had brand new pair of rigger boots that he had worn to work and left them in the corner.  Unfortunately it rained while we were playing and there was a hole in the roof above his boots.  Hence to say when he put his boots on after the game the water shot 3 feet in the air soaking his clothes.

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St Erth used to play in Green Lane, turn off between village and Marazion, 200yds on left, tarmaced area, pitch in left-hand field.

 

Also on the Crowlas to Marazion back road just past the last garage on the left, there is field. I remember a pitch in there, who's was that, was it Ludgvan youth? Only there for a season or so.

 

Went to St Eval to watch Penzance play RAF St Mawgan a few times. Went up there a couple of years ago and there is only one rusty goal post left now.

 

Remember going with Pz to play Millbrook away in the early 80's. Pitch was an open field with two or three layers of slope on it, like steps. Our keeper at the time, Peter Collins, before the game was in the top goal warming up and gently rolled the ball out and it rolled all the way to the bottom end.

 

Can just remember going to Helston's old ground for a Senior Cup and Combo games. I remember the loos were made out of corrugated iron, but you could see over the top of them so when you were having a pee, you wouldn't miss any of the action!

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Sammo- I think that Russell Hall used to play on the left hand side of the road,and over the level crossing,going from Connor Downs towards Carnhell.

 

PP - Not sure where the tennis club is in St.Agnes but the football pitch used to be in Water Lane,about 50 yards down from Goonbell.

 

Ctb - I remember that St.Erth pitch,it used to get very muddy at the lower end (the cows on the pitch just before kick off may have had an influence on that) and the team being run by Peter Polkinghorne (i think he was called)

 

Ludgvan used to play at a pitch where you point out Ctb before they moved to their current ground.I remember it back in the 60's!

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ctb I think the game you refer to was a cornwall senior cup tie in I think 1979 It was our last season at that pitch. If my memory serves me right you had the black pearl Eno Udu playing for you.He would have given usain bolt a run for his money.Sorry I did not mention it but I am talking about millbrook v penzance

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in st eval village i saw two pitches back to back. the one nearest the road was in working order but the one behind had a broken crossbar. was this where raf st mawgan played?

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Remember playing at Shirehorse for Long Rock and getting changed in the shed.  One player had brand new pair of rigger boots that he had worn to work and left them in the corner.  Unfortunately it rained while we were playing and there was a hole in the roof above his boots.  Hence to say when he put his boots on after the game the water shot 3 feet in the air soaking his clothes.

Wasn't the  refs "changing  area" a  blanket  or sheet  hung across the corner of the barn?

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when did carharrack move to beauchamp park? it was opened in 1970 for lanner rugby club whose plan was to sell the trees to raise funds.

trevithick fc in 1969 played at crane road
mylor who were reformed in 1970 listed their ground as king george fields which is presumably on waterings road

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Thats about right Nigel-I went there in those days when they held a 5 aside fun day at the Gweek Sports club.

Talking of grounds I noticed on my travels today a pitch with goal posts near the top of Mitchell Hill in Truro.

It was situated between the Lowena (learning Difficulties)Hostel and the Magistrates Court.

Is that used by any club?

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if long rocks rydal field now hosts a car boot sale then i have a photo of the right site. also have ellis park at hayle.
redruth dynamo did once play at strawberry lane.
assuming gerrans/st mawes play at halwortha, st mawes then that means treloan lane aka long meadow in gerrans is redundant

yes Noah right about long rock and as for mr birches comment about old boots at least I kept my legs together when in goal lol

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Remember playing at Shirehorse for Long Rock and getting changed in the shed.  One player had brand new pair of rigger boots that he had worn to work and left them in the corner.  Unfortunately it rained while we were playing and there was a hole in the roof above his boots.  Hence to say when he put his boots on after the game the water shot 3 feet in the air soaking his clothes.

great days Paul can remember when we had an away game with only two cars my allegro and Steve palmers skoda ( with non working wipers) six in the skoda five in the allegro and Steve Palmer keep stopping and rubbing potatoe over the windscreen to help clear the rain , how that helped I don't know. ? Great days , also Steve's skoda battery was flat on another trip so he had to leave the engine running he got out to ask for directions and ray eddy jumped in the drivers seat and drove off leaving Steve there , hear Steve is still involved in football at madron haven't seen the old so and so for honks hope he is well ?

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Shirehorse played in the Amor Shield   for a season at the top of St Ives  behind the Shirehorse   club.  Hoof prints as big as dinner plates , with a pre match warm up of kicking thistles down and  Tommy Clymo shovelling shi.....    manure for roses..
Also  i  remember Long Rock having a season  in a field on the back road between Gulval and Ludgvan?

I think also shire horse lost one game 33-0 if my memory is correct a record at west penwith league , not sure who against

 

Mousehole 3rds  :thumbsup:  Some game haha

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Remember playing at Shirehorse for Long Rock and getting changed in the shed.  One player had brand new pair of rigger boots that he had worn to work and left them in the corner.  Unfortunately it rained while we were playing and there was a hole in the roof above his boots.  Hence to say when he put his boots on after the game the water shot 3 feet in the air soaking his clothes.

Wasn't the  refs "changing  area" a  blanket  or sheet  hung across the corner of the barn?

 

Long Rock was far the best haha, couple of wore out caravans & an old bath full of rain water for after the match haha

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Nobby Lobb loved that bath. When we had the new changing rooms and showers built, he used to deliver coal and after work he would go to long rock to have a shower.

Mind you at Newlyn Coombe where Mousehole 3rds play, I see they had a problem with tall people getting under the shower so decided to make a hole for them to stand in! :P

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St Eval (RAF St Mawgan & st columb res. duchy lge 80s) as far as I'm aware no longer used.

Raf St Mawgan used to play on the top pitch beside the servicemen's houses. The players used to change across the road in the club next to the NAAFI store. If it was raining you could sit in your car and watch as the road ran alongside the pitch. 

Last time I went up there roughly 3 years ago to take some photos, everything looked closed down and the goal posts at the bottom were gone and there was a broken stump of one at the top end. 

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Didn't St Columb Minor play at St Columb Recreation Ground when they were in the Combination League? It's where there is that concrete building with doors painted blue. Don't girls/ladies play there now.

 

Also St Breward used to play in the middle of the village when they were in the Combo before moving to their present ground.

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A few other defunct teams/grounds (sorry if some mentioned previously):

 

Roskear

Falmouth Docks

Ladock

Farm Industries,Truro

Mylor - 2 pitches

Longdowns

Spice of Life

Pool

Pool Utd

Malpas Wanderers

 

and from Sunday League:

Old Smithy

MacNamaras

Tesco

Truro Ath.

Penryn Borough

Mawnan JS

Star Inn

Culdrose OB

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Don't forget the teams that played in the local "Garage League".

 

Also in the 1958-59 season, a team called Bodmin PHH played in and finished bottom of Division 1 of the Cornwall Senior League.

 

http://www.cornwallcomboleague.co.uk/A%20Brief%20History.htm

 

Does anyone know what the PHH stood for. Was it something to do with the Army as there were a lot of Army type teams in the locals leagues at that time or in the previous years.

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Didn't St Columb Minor play at St Columb Recreation Ground when they were in the Combination League? It's where there is that concrete building with doors painted blue. Don't girls/ladies play there now.
 
Also St Breward used to play in the middle of the village when they were in the Combo before moving to their present ground.

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