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4 hours ago, Soccer Follower said:

Goonhavern had two pitches off Rosehill,the B3285 Road.One using the farm access to Piran (Perran) Round Farm and the other using the next lane aong. 

I have taken a Google Earth picture that will hopefully show the pitch. It will be uploaded later. Also to be added will be new pictures of Exiles' pitch at Minack and Bugle.

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7 hours ago, Soccer Follower said:

Goonhavern had two pitches off Rosehill,the B3285 Road.One using the farm access to Piran (Perran) Round Farm and the other using the next lane aong. 

I forgot about the pitch that they had at New Perran Caravan site.

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Willow.

Perranporth Sunday.  Back in days of the Truro & District Sunday League.

Remember playing for Riviera Coasters in 1968/69 against Perranporth  at Penhale Army Camp. And another season up at Perranporth Air Field where anyone over 6 foot tall had to 'duck' when Gliders' were landing !!  Assuming that both grounds are no longer in existence.

Camborne Athletic, again in the T&DSL played adjacent to the Rugby Ground, assuming that's Park Road.

Factory team, Rank Bush Murphy played on an awful pitch behind the Railway Inn at Pool. Pitch best dug up and used for cabbages. T&DSL 1968/69.

Is there anyone out there who can remember where the Bullers Arms played, somewhere in the Illogan area. ??? Again a T&DSL side. 1967/68.

 

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Camborne Athletic playing ajacent to a Rugby ground-that would probably be the Old Holman S C complex at Wheal Gerry (across N Roskear Rd from Park Road) but very close.

The football pitch now gone was used by Holman S C and Camborne School of Mines in their very short stay in the Combination League in the early 1960's

The Rugby ground was and until recently  the home of Veor Rugby Club since 1966 but most of the land is now  taken up by Rosemellin School.

 

After thought. I do believe Camborne Athletic did play next to The Camborne Rugby ground at Crane Road in the very early days.

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1 hour ago, David Bray said:

Willow.

Perranporth Sunday.  Back in days of the Truro & District Sunday League.

Remember playing for Riviera Coasters in 1968/69 against Perranporth  at Penhale Army Camp. And another season up at Perranporth Air Field where anyone over 6 foot tall had to 'duck' when Gliders' were landing !!  Assuming that both grounds are no longer in existence.

Camborne Athletic, again in the T&DSL played adjacent to the Rugby Ground, assuming that's Park Road.

Factory team, Rank Bush Murphy played on an awful pitch behind the Railway Inn at Pool. Pitch best dug up and used for cabbages. T&DSL 1968/69.

Is there anyone out there who can remember where the Bullers Arms played, somewhere in the Illogan area. ??? Again a T&DSL side. 1967/68.

 

I tried to find Penhale Camp on Google Earth but couldn't find an exact location for a pitch (Holywell/Cubert)

I have a picture of the Perranporth Airfield, is this the one known as Cligga?

The pich behing the Railway Inn at Pool, was that on Druids Road/at the base of Carn Brea?

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The pitch up by the airfield is still there I think Dave and Willow!!? Was out Perranporth a few weeks ago and there's a pitch opposite the airfield with nets up and corner flags, looked half decent! Almost got my football out the boot to test my knee out but then I remembered it was blowing a gale, I'm 49 years old and my knee is knackered after striking a football over 20 times in one week!!! ⚽? Got a pasty instead ??

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Thanks Willow the old long rock ground looks sad now ,   played against Porthcurnoe exiles , you got changed down in the changing rooms at the bottom and then drove up the hill  , good fun. With football boots on ,   

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Great photos Willow, cheers. Played Sunday League for Baltic Pine down Porthcurno in around 2000/1 for a couple of years. Some great memories - filling in the rabbit holes before kickoff, horizontal rain coming in off the sea, the ice-cold showers and more happily post-match pint and sausage n chips in the Cable Inn. Proper Sunday league ?

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17 minutes ago, stevieb said:

Thanks Willow the old long rock ground looks sad now ,   played against Porthcurnoe exiles , you got changed down in the changing rooms at the bottom and then drove up the hill  , good fun. With football boots on ,   

 

Just now, jobysdad said:

Great photos Willow, cheers. Played Sunday League for Baltic Pine down Porthcurno in around 2000/1 for a couple of years. Some great memories - filling in the rabbit holes before kickoff, horizontal rain coming in off the sea, the ice-cold showers and more happily post-match pint and sausage n chips in the Cable Inn. Proper Sunday league ?

More photos of the Exiles/Baltic Pine pitch coming later!

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Willow Castle utd pitch at Carne Brea , Pengegon , pitch at tuckingmill behind the church  played Castle utd on that pitch re- arranged game on a Sunday morning , 100% penalty record for me there took one scored one ,  shirehorse played up a lane past the old buffalo club St. Ives  changed in leaking barn   , I think they made the Cornishman newspaper for losing one game 33-0  a record for the West Penwith league .

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The pitch behind the church at Tuckingmill I have on there. Castle United used it, as did New Park Rangers and Camborne Town/Athletic in the last couple of seasons. There was a pitch at the bottom of Carn Brea but I don't know where. I'm fuzzy on St Ives so don't know where the Buffalo Club is.

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Tried finding Carbis Bay Holiday Camp but it doesn't appear to be there anymore. There was a pitch in behind that which Star Inn used to play on.

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Updated with pictures of: Bugle (Molinnis Road), Exiles (Minack), Goonhavern (Piran's Round), Heathcoats (Heathcoats), Holywell & Cubert Athletic (Penhale Camp), Perranporth (Cligga), Sennen (Mayon Green), St Levan (Polgigga), Truro United (Monkey Tree).

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Remember playing at Goonhilly. Going into there clubhouse which was on the site. Paid 30p for pint. This was in 1995 and found out it was all subsidised by BT.  Really nice flat pitch but strange with dishes around you 

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Buffalo Club was a bar/dance hall at top of St Ives. Drive through Halsetown, carry on towards top of St Ives. Used to be on the left just before chapel at junction. When it closed the car park had boats in it. Now it has been knocked down and turned into social housing. 

There was a pitch, I am sure on Trencrom Lane, Carbis Bay. If you went from the St Ives back Road, turned off onto the lane, followed it and the pitch was on the left. The Camp site is now built over. The lane is the first road turning on the right after the closed Tyringham Arms pub.

 

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6 hours ago, cornishteddyboy said:

Buffalo Club was a bar/dance hall at top of St Ives. Drive through Halsetown, carry on towards top of St Ives. Used to be on the left just before chapel at junction. When it closed the car park had boats in it. Now it has been knocked down and turned into social housing. 

There was a pitch, I am sure on Trencrom Lane, Carbis Bay. If you went from the St Ives back Road, turned off onto the lane, followed it and the pitch was on the left. The Camp site is now built over. The lane is the first road turning on the right after the closed Tyringham Arms pub.

 

CTB you are right a pitch used to be used by St. Ives reserves or third team behind where the old playzone was ., Willow can remember playing Cubert on a pitch near the community centre  where you changed and went through a gate / hedge  also they used I think it was a school pitch just down the lane ., 

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13 hours ago, Mike Odgers said:

Camborne Athletic playing ajacent to a Rugby ground-that would probably be the Old Holman S C complex at Wheal Gerry (across N Roskear Rd from Park Road) but very close.

The football pitch now gone was used by Holman S C and Camborne School of Mines in their very short stay in the Combination League in the early 1960's

The Rugby ground was and until recently  the home of Veor Rugby Club since 1966 but most of the land is now  taken up by Rosemellin School.

 

After thought. I do believe Camborne Athletic did play next to The Camborne Rugby ground at Crane Road in the very early days.

Camborne Athletic used to play at Crane Road Mike,adjacent to Camborne Rugby Club.

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Maker and Rame used to play on a pitch at Maker Church which had a magnificent view out over Plymouth the moors and kit hill. They used changing rooms at Millbrooks ground

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The Perranporth (cligga) pitch was actually within the grounds of the airfield.The one I think shown is of a youth pitch used by Goonhavern (?).

The St.Columb Minor pitch is in the middle of the village and most recently used by Newquay 3rds and 4ths.There used to be another pitch,with a significant slope,in 60/70's at the end of Leader Road.

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3 hours ago, panda said:

Maker and Rame used to play on a pitch at Maker Church which had a magnificent view out over Plymouth the moors and kit hill. They used changing rooms at Millbrooks ground

I have saved an aerial shot of Maker Church and will upload it tomorrow and hopefully the location of the pitch can be pinpointed.

3 hours ago, Soccer Follower said:

The Perranporth (cligga) pitch was actually within the grounds of the airfield.The one I think shown is of a youth pitch used by Goonhavern (?).

The St.Columb Minor pitch is in the middle of the village and most recently used by Newquay 3rds and 4ths.There used to be another pitch,with a significant slope,in 60/70's at the end of Leader Road.

I didn't know if that was Cligga or not. I found Leader Road but there doesn't seem to be an 'end' to it as I would imagine the pitch would have been built on. Was that the one they used in the Combo?

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Willow keep up the good work with the grounds clubs that no longer exist , great post  and brings back memories of my footballing days even though my knees ache and ankle is knackered , makes me smile  great days , good friends made ,  many thanks .

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18 minutes ago, stevieb said:

Willow keep up the good work with the grounds clubs that no longer exist , great post  and brings back memories of my footballing days even though my knees ache and ankle is knackered , makes me smile  great days , good friends made ,  many thanks .

Thanks. I think I've pretty much exhausted my knowledge of defunct grounds for the time being so I'm going to have to rely on other people and hopefully upload some pictures from that. I have Falmouth Town (Union Corner) and Truro City (Kenwyn Hill) to do but precise locations will be hard to get without the knowledge. For Maker, I have a picture of the church and surrounding fields as I don't know where the ground was. I like to be as accurate as possible.

I have some other bits to add to the site including ground signs and dug outs but that'll have to wait....

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Great work Willow , throw another one at you for the future Crown town  from my mining league days ,  look forward to your posts in the future  keep the Cornish football flag flying :c:

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32 minutes ago, stevieb said:

Great work Willow , throw another one at you for the future Crown town  from my mining league days ,  look forward to your posts in the future  keep the Cornish football flag flying :c:

I believe there was a pitch near to the current ground at Drym Road, Nancegollan, used by St Ives Mariners but I don't know where.

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Newmoor Rovers pitch will never be able to be used again. I went to Kessell Park and if the skate park wasn't bad enough, the location of the rubbish bin means the pitch will never be wide enough. Pics of that, Gulval's St Clare and Maker will be uploaded later

 

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On 09/02/2017 at 23:32, Willow Tree said:

Thanks. I think I've pretty much exhausted my knowledge of defunct grounds for the time being so I'm going to have to rely on other people and hopefully upload some pictures from that. I have Falmouth Town (Union Corner) and Truro City (Kenwyn Hill) to do but precise locations will be hard to get without the knowledge. For Maker, I have a picture of the church and surrounding fields as I don't know where the ground was. I like to be as accurate as possible.

I have some other bits to add to the site including ground signs and dug outs but that'll have to wait....

Kenwyn  ground was by the magistrates , remember it as was the last game for Longrock played in goal lost 2- 1  bare eleven , at that time we didn't realise it was the last game for the club sad really but at least I was there until the end .

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Just now, stevieb said:

Kenwyn  ground was by the magistrates , remember it as was the last game for Longrock played in goal lost 2- 1  bare eleven , at that time we didn't realise it was the last game for the club sad really but at least I was there until the end .

That is Penmorvah. I'm not sure if theat pitch is full size. Hayle 3rds played Threemilestone Reserves there last season. Someone said the goals weren't full size, someone said the pitch wasn't full size so I don't know which bit to believe.

Kenwyn Hill was used by Truro City in the South Western League in 1974/75. They had to leave Treyew Road at the end of 1973/74 season when the road was widened. They played a season at Kenryn before dropping down to the Combo for three seasons and playing at Boscawen Park. When Treyew Road was finished (the pitch had to be moved), the Combo team stayed at Boscawen for a couple of seasons before moving back to Treyew.

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Hi Willow

The pitch you are showing is the training pitch that Goonhavern use during the summer period while they work on the main pitch at Reen.

The old Perranporth pitch is between the last industrial building and the aircraft hanger, and you may be able to identify the porta cabin next to the industrial building at Cligga.

Goonhavern also had a pitch at Ventongimps, which was just up from the Pub at Penhallow.

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The pitch at Golbordon was used until quite recently for youth football; a beautiful place to watch football. It is about 4 miles out of Callington. There is still a North Hill FC (http://www.clubwebsite.co.uk/northhillfc01/94694/Home). They have a lovely little set up. Anyone know where Swingletree palyed? It is a pub on the way out of Callington on the Launceston Road and I remember they got into the first or second round of the Senior Cup a few years ago. I live in St Ive (the one between Liskeard and Callington...(as the man from Parcelforce found out a few years ago when he phoned me from outside the Sloop and asked me if I lived upalong or downalong...er about 60 miles upalong!) and the old St Ive football club ground is now the park. A picture of the St Ive team from the 1920s or 30s appeared in The Cornish Guardian a couple of years ago.

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It would appear I have the wrong ground for Perranporth so I will take it down. I have some new ones of Mawgan which I will upload. The old ground has quite a steep slope at the road end of the ground, although I don't know if that was part of the pitch or behind the goal. The lower end of the pitch has goals going widthways which are presumably to do with Garras School.

North Hill do have a nice ground, although they need showers if they are to progress anywhere. The topic of Swingletree came up a few weeks ago and we are still no clearer on the subject. There must be a CCFA handbook out there with details in.

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On ‎2‎/‎11‎/‎2017 at 14:46, Willow Tree said:

That is Penmorvah. I'm not sure if theat pitch is full size. Hayle 3rds played Threemilestone Reserves there last season. Someone said the goals weren't full size, someone said the pitch wasn't full size so I don't know which bit to believe.

Kenwyn Hill was used by Truro City in the South Western League in 1974/75. They had to leave Treyew Road at the end of 1973/74 season when the road was widened. They played a season at Kenryn before dropping down to the Combo for three seasons and playing at Boscawen Park. When Treyew Road was finished (the pitch had to be moved), the Combo team stayed at Boscawen for a couple of seasons before moving back to Treyew.

I think it is Tremorvah Willow

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35 minutes ago, Soccer Follower said:

I think it is Tremorvah Willow

That's it, I knew there was a morvah in there somewhere!

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1 hour ago, Willow Tree said:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/147470153@N04/albums

A new album has been added called where is this? I think it could be Antony. The photos were taken around 1999 and I can't place where it is.

Stithians and Gweek from 18 years ago and Mawgan from last Sunday will be added later.

To me willow it looks like Lamerton but I might be wrong 

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2 minutes ago, cat weasel said:

To me willow it looks like Lamerton but I might be wrong 

It's definitely not Lamerton. I only went there for the first time this year

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Have assumed it is Antony after matching up the codes on the back and the photos in the same batch. Also added the ones of Stithians, Mawgan and one of Gweek. Found some other interesing pics - Wendron before development, Mevagissey's old changing rooms and hopefully some better ones of Camelford, Carnon Downs and Heathcoats. All to be uploaded in the coming weeks. Can anyone shed any light on where the following teams played:

Copperhouse (Hayle School?)

Coverack

Tuckingmill (Roskear?)

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