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Turf Moor

Post by PictoPirate » Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:35 pm

My mate does cool football ground art and after years of me telling him to he just did the Turf! I’m not sure how to put pictures up on here but here’s a link if anyone’s interested...

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Re: Turf Moor

Post by Claretforever » Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:56 pm

Genuinely brilliant. It’s a shame he went for a copy of a picture though rather than visiting himself and doing an individual painting.

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Re: Turf Moor

Post by Bosscat » Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:11 pm

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Re: Turf Moor

Post by Steve1956 » Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:17 pm

It's good.but a very strange picture to paint of our ground it's not the best part is it,by a long way?

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Re: Turf Moor

Post by alboclaret » Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:43 am

It's not even upto date with how the ground looks now.

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Re: Turf Moor

Post by Awayfromburnley » Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:24 am

Ooooh there's some proper narks on here!

I don't reckon the fella with the green and black kit is still stood on that road either!!

Good painting and good on the lad for doing it.
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Re: Turf Moor

Post by Blackrod » Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:40 am

Why was the old Beehole shaped so it was wider at one corner ? I presume it was to do with the shape of the land owned and the old coal pit ?

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Post by TheOriginalLongsider » Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:20 pm

Talented but it’s more a picture of the club shop and Park View

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Re: Turf Moor

Post by Bosscat » Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:29 pm

Blackrod wrote:Why was the old Beehole shaped so it was wider at one corner ? I presume it was to do with the shape of the land owned and the old coal pit ?
Reckon you would be bob on there BR

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Re: Turf Moor

Post by Foshiznik » Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:03 pm

Personally I like it.
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Re: Turf Moor

Post by Down_Rover » Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:51 pm

Any idea when that picture was taken.

I don't recall the steps, presumably entrance steps about half way along the bee hole end

And what is that detached house on the corner of Brunshaw Road and the bee hole end. Ticket office?

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Post by ChrisG » Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:20 pm

Down_Rover wrote:Any idea when that picture was taken.

I don't recall the steps, presumably entrance steps about half way along the bee hole end

And what is that detached house on the corner of Brunshaw Road and the bee hole end. Ticket office?
Looking at this pic from 1990, the back of the Bee Hole was extended, but the steps still appear there. I wonder if they excavated part of the banking? I certainly remember standing under part of the terrace as you went to the pie shop, although we used to come onto the terrace from the police box side.
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Re: Turf Moor

Post by gawthorpe_view » Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:23 pm

Down_Rover wrote:Any idea when that picture was taken.

I don't recall the steps, presumably entrance steps about half way along the bee hole end

And what is that detached house on the corner of Brunshaw Road and the bee hole end. Ticket office?
I think that was the house the head grounds man got as part of the job.

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Re: Turf Moor

Post by Squarepusher » Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:25 pm

I think I can see myself buying a bacon butty on the right of the picture there.

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Re: Turf Moor

Post by karatekid » Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:31 pm

Can anyone remember if the hand dryers worked? ;)

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Re: Turf Moor

Post by Dark Cloud » Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:42 pm

The stepped terracing to the back of the Bee Hole had definitely been extended at some point as it was suspended in the air (so to speak) and from underneath you could see it went quite a bit further than the solid ground which went about 2 thirds of the way up. I used those centre steps to enter the Bee Hole pretty much ever week back in the 70's, but you could also enter/exit via the corner by the police box (as said) and also down the long curving path with smaller steps from the top corner, but that one passed the bogs and you really didn't want to do that if you could help it! Especially not AFTER the match!!!! (In fact with a big crowd pushing to exit that way you could even be inadvertently shoved through the doorway into said bogs!!!) If memory serves me correctly those bogs nestled nicely right alongside the pie shop there. MMMM! :roll: :roll: :roll:
PS. I actually rather like the painting in the op. :)

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Re: Turf Moor

Post by Bfc » Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:09 pm

The picture of the ground including Tommy Danes (groundsmans) house, appears to be drawn from the period 1954 to 1957, as the Long Side roof is on and there's no floodlights.
But from my recollection the gym in the background wasn't constructed until the early 60s. So the artist has used his imagination, or lack of knowledge of the era of the ground to do his likeable drawing.

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Re: Turf Moor

Post by Bfc » Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:09 pm

Tommy Danns not Danes

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Re: Turf Moor

Post by Dark Cloud » Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:11 pm

In the drawing, is that the pit in the bottom right, behind the houses? It looks like a park, as it is now. Had the pit gone by then?

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Re: Turf Moor

Post by Bosscat » Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:20 pm

Its a picture drawn from an aerial photo I think.... it was done from an old picture by Duncan Armstrong in 1981.

His work is available online ... but as to the age of the photo I cannot say but I thought late 50's early 60's

There appear to be coaches parked behind the Bee Hole-Longside wall.....

I love the picture and it has pride of place in my office at home.

He also likes steam as seen here
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Re: Turf Moor

Post by Funkydrummer » Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:42 pm

If you look closely, you can just see Barnfield making a start on the section for the disabled ! :D
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Re: Turf Moor

Post by Gerry Hattrick » Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:47 pm

"..............but as to the age of the photo I cannot say but I thought late 50's early 60's"

Certainly not before 1956 Bosscat because there was a row of garages, ends on to the 'fence' parallel to the Beehole End wall before then.
My mate's dad had the top one which I'm pretty sure would be about 1/4 way down from where the wall shoots off to the left.
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Re: Turf Moor

Post by ChrisG » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:33 am

Gerry Hattrick wrote:"..............but as to the age of the photo I cannot say but I thought late 50's early 60's"

Certainly not before 1956 Bosscat because there was a row of garages, ends on to the 'fence' parallel to the Beehole End wall before then.
My mate's dad had the top one which I'm pretty sure would be about 1/4 way down from where the wall shoots off to the left.
Is that not a row of garages to the left of the pic to the boundary wall? Hard to tell really.
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Re: Turf Moor

Post by IanMcL » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:51 am

karatekid wrote:Can anyone remember if the hand dryers worked? ;)
That would have been soft back then!

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Re: Turf Moor

Post by Gerry Hattrick » Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:54 pm

ChrisG wrote:Is that not a row of garages to the left of the pic to the boundary wall? Hard to tell really.
I don't know Chris, can't remember if there were any there, but it looks like there could have been.
The ones I mentioned were lower down and on the right hand side of Beehole Lane with their fronts facing the wall.

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