Going on the Turf - 1920

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Going on the Turf - 1920

Post by mikeS » Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:27 pm

Burnley fans heading for Turf Moor one hundred years ago to see perhaps the best Burnley side of all time. No VAR required.
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Re: Going on the Turf - 1920

Post by Royboyclaret » Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:48 pm

Good stuff, Mike.

What a team......what a season.

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Re: Going on the Turf - 1920

Post by giveusaB » Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:49 pm

First chap in the white cap(bottom right) checking his mobile...time traveller.
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Re: Going on the Turf - 1920

Post by MDWat » Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:51 pm

Can see ClaretTony on there
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Re: Going on the Turf - 1920

Post by ClaretAndJew » Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:54 pm

100 years ago or last week, can't tell the difference. Nothings changed.

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Re: Going on the Turf - 1920

Post by claretfern » Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:54 pm

Where are the burger vans?
Any thoughts on the price of a Twix back then ?

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Re: Going on the Turf - 1920

Post by Royboyclaret » Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:03 pm

Looks to be a nice sunny day, perhaps it was the first game of the season against Bradford City. We lost 1-4 but it was the only defeat at home all season. Dad often talked about that game as being one the first he could remember as a little 'un.

Lost the next two away and then went on a 30 game unbeaten run before winning the First Division.
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Re: Going on the Turf - 1920

Post by NewClaret » Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:03 pm

I love this sort of stuff. Are there any good sites that have collections of old Burnley pictures?

Worth noting that we lost 6 games that season though. Dyche’s fault.

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Re: Going on the Turf - 1920

Post by Royboyclaret » Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:06 pm

NewClaret wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:03 pm
I love this sort of stuff. Are there any good sites that have collections of old Burnley pictures?

Worth noting that we lost 6 games though that season though. Dyche’s fault.
Check back on this site, bud, about 6 months ago. The thread was Burnley fc in pictures, think started by Steve1956.
One of the best ever threads on here.
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Re: Going on the Turf - 1920

Post by NewClaret » Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:12 pm

Royboyclaret wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:06 pm
Check back on this site, bud, about 6 months ago. The thread was Burnley fc in pictures, think started by Steve1956.
One of the best ever threads on here.
Will do. Cheers mate.

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Re: Going on the Turf - 1920

Post by ClaretTony » Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:17 pm

MDWat wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:51 pm
Can see ClaretTony on there
Behave yourself.


Fantastic pic though.

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Re: Going on the Turf - 1920

Post by NewClaret » Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:21 pm

ClaretAndJew wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:54 pm
100 years ago or last week, can't tell the difference. Nothings changed.
Certainly has. How scruffy do we all look walking to the match compared to these gents? Wonder what they’d think if they could see us walking to the match in our jeans, trainers and replica kits? :? :(

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Re: Going on the Turf - 1920

Post by Goalposts » Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:24 pm

the other chap with a white hat has a huge twix between both his hands

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Re: Going on the Turf - 1920

Post by Goalposts » Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:25 pm

the other chap with a white hat has a huge twix between both his hands

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Re: Going on the Turf - 1920

Post by Wile E Coyote » Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:35 pm

the Beehole end bogs would have been all clean and shining back then, an an aroma reminiscent of a forest glade.

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Re: Going on the Turf - 1920

Post by Wile E Coyote » Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:36 pm

why are there two sparrows zip wiring along yorkshire street??
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Re: Going on the Turf - 1920

Post by Leon_C » Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:38 pm

NewClaret wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:21 pm
Certainly has. How scruffy do we all look walking to the match compared to these gents? Wonder what they’d think if they could see us walking to the match in our jeans, trainers and replica kits? :? :(
Interesting question... I imagine that the average working class bloke would have significantly fewer clothing options than the man today.
I suspect that, even though their clothes were more formal than ours today, they would have been dirtier and more tatty. (Often homemade, I think.)
Those same guys in jackets and waistcoats would have been fascinated by our modern bright-coloured synthetic textiles, (faux) fur-lined hoods, and intriguing footwear!

:D

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Re: Going on the Turf - 1920

Post by Wile E Coyote » Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:47 pm

they usually had two three piece suits, one for sunday best. they were very hard to clean as well. might have looked dapper, but quite a smell

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Re: Going on the Turf - 1920

Post by NewClaret » Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:57 pm

Leon_C wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:38 pm
Interesting question... I imagine that the average working class bloke would have significantly fewer clothing options than the man today.
I suspect that, even though their clothes were more formal than ours today, they would have been dirtier and more tatty. (Often homemade, I think.)
Those same guys in jackets and waistcoats would have been fascinated by our modern bright-coloured synthetic textiles, (faux) fur-lined hoods, and intriguing footwear!

:D
:D

I have a fur-lined hood :lol: You’d have been locked up if you turned up at the Turf wearing it back in the day.

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Re: Going on the Turf - 1920

Post by NewClaret » Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:58 pm

Wile E Coyote wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:47 pm
they usually had two three piece suits, one for sunday best. they were very hard to clean as well. might have looked dapper, but quite a smell
Well that prospect has ruined the romantic image I had of that photo :lol:

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Re: Going on the Turf - 1920

Post by Fenwick » Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:01 pm

Eveybody would have smelled. So nobody would have.

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Re: Going on the Turf - 1920

Post by Claretforever » Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:20 pm

A view from the culvert around the same period, perhaps a little earlier.
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Re: Going on the Turf - 1920

Post by Wile E Coyote » Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:30 pm

wonderfully evocative photographs.

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Re: Going on the Turf - 1920

Post by NewClaret » Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:08 am

Claretforever wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:20 pm
A view from the culvert around the same period, perhaps a little earlier.
Great pic, thanks.

Always amazes me how uncluttered the streets are in these pictures. There’s a sign every five yards now. Big step backwards. Great lampposts too.

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Re: Going on the Turf - 1920

Post by Silkyskills1 » Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:26 am

Royboyclaret wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:03 pm
Looks to be a nice sunny day, perhaps it was the first game of the season against Bradford City.
Really? Looks like there's frost on the ground in my picture.

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Re: Going on the Turf - 1920

Post by claretonthecoast1882 » Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:27 am

Had they arranged a meet with the peaky blinders ?


Great pic

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Re: Going on the Turf - 1920

Post by martin_p » Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:28 am

Here’s the approximate same modern day view taken from Google street view.
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Re: Going on the Turf - 1920

Post by evensteadiereddie » Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:33 am

Silkyskills1 wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:26 am
Really? Looks like there's frost on the ground in my picture.

Those kids are well hard if it's frosty.

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Re: Going on the Turf - 1920

Post by Bosscat » Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:10 pm

Silkyskills1 wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:26 am
Really? Looks like there's frost on the ground in my picture.
Well there is a huge shadow of a house on the ground ... looks like a sunny day to me ?

But its definitely early in the year judging the angle of the shadow :D

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Re: Going on the Turf - 1920

Post by bfcmik » Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:19 pm

Wile E Coyote wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:47 pm
they usually had two three piece suits, one for sunday best. they were very hard to clean as well. might have looked dapper, but quite a smell
The women in those days prided themselves on getting things clean. However much elbow grease was needed they would have supplied it. Anyone who smelled would have been practically shunned by their peers.

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Re: Going on the Turf - 1920

Post by Wile E Coyote » Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:32 pm

dont think it was through lack of effort bfcmik, the material was difficult to clean, they had little choice.

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Re: Going on the Turf - 1920

Post by ClaretTony » Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:32 pm

I just love threads like this with the old pics so I thought I'd some that I know I've used before on here but all from the Wellington corner.
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Re: Going on the Turf - 1920

Post by deanothedino » Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:48 pm

Claretforever wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:20 pm
A view from the culvert around the same period, perhaps a little earlier.
Not a single piece of litter in sight. Delightful.

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Re: Going on the Turf - 1920

Post by Wile E Coyote » Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:27 pm

Anyone know what the single storey building was with the two chimmneys at the corner ?

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Re: Going on the Turf - 1920

Post by joey13 » Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:33 pm

Someone checking out their mobile phone :o

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Re: Going on the Turf - 1920

Post by Wile E Coyote » Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:35 pm

also, can anybody tell me where Gunsmith Lane was in Burnley. think it was somewhere off yorkshire street, but not really certain.

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Re: Going on the Turf - 1920

Post by ClaretTony » Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:36 pm

Wile E Coyote wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:27 pm
Anyone know what the single storey building was with the two chimmneys at the corner ?
I think there was a mill behind there.

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Re: Going on the Turf - 1920

Post by ClaretTony » Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:38 pm

Wile E Coyote wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:35 pm
also, can anybody tell me where Gunsmith Lane was in Burnley. think it was somewhere off yorkshire street, but not really certain.
Isn’t it what is now Church Street

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Re: Going on the Turf - 1920

Post by Wile E Coyote » Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:45 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:38 pm
Isn’t it what is now Church Street
I haven't a clue , but seem to recall seeing it back in the 70's somewhere fairly central.

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Re: Going on the Turf - 1920

Post by Gerry Hattrick » Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:59 pm

Wile E Coyote wrote:
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I haven't a clue , but seem to recall seeing it back in the 70's somewhere fairly central.
Ran down from Yorkshire St to Church Street between the Yorkshire Hotel and The Odeon cinema.
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Re: Going on the Turf - 1920

Post by ClaretTony » Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:00 pm

Wile E Coyote wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:45 pm
I haven't a clue , but seem to recall seeing it back in the 70's somewhere fairly central.
If you were walking down Yorkshire Street towards town from the Turf I think it used to go off towards the left of where the roundabout is now. If you walked down to the right I think that was Gunsmith Lane before you got to Church Street.
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Re: Going on the Turf - 1920

Post by bfcjg » Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:23 pm

You can just see the crane working on the disabled stand through the smog in the last picture.
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Re: Going on the Turf - 1920

Post by bfcmik » Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:33 pm

Wile E Coyote wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:27 pm
Anyone know what the single storey building was with the two chimmneys at the corner ?
The groundsman's cottage for the Cricket Club
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Re: Going on the Turf - 1920

Post by ClaretTony » Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:37 pm

Wile E Coyote wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:27 pm
Anyone know what the single storey building was with the two chimmneys at the corner ?
Got the wrong building when I first answered it. That single story building was the way into the cricket ground. Probably served sandwiches from it too.
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Re: Going on the Turf - 1920

Post by Wile E Coyote » Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:37 pm

just found a photo of the lane, but no idea how to post it. looks to be top end of bus station , opposite the Atlantis cafe. croft street . shows it as gunsmith place, not lane. my mistake.

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Re: Going on the Turf - 1920

Post by Rumbletonk » Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:13 pm

Wile E Coyote wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:36 pm
why are there two sparrows zip wiring along yorkshire street??
The 1st Red Arrow display team

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Re: Going on the Turf - 1920

Post by Rodneyyouplonker » Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:49 am

Where the trams run to and from back then? Love looking at these old pics.

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Re: Going on the Turf - 1920

Post by ClaretTony » Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:28 pm

Rodneyyouplonker wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:49 am
Where the trams run to and from back then? Love looking at these old pics.
Wouldn't it be fantastic if we still had the trams? Back then, I'm told (and before anyone suggests it, no I don't remember them) they weren't able to get up the hills so they only went part way up Manchester Road and Brunshaw Road.
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Re: Going on the Turf - 1920

Post by mikeS » Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:16 pm

Photo still taken from a Sam Hanna about Burnley General Hospital filmed in 1962 pre FA Cup Final. Films of Sam Hanna on the North West Film Archive site.
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Re: Going on the Turf - 1920

Post by ClaretTony » Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:52 pm

Sam Hanna - my old woodwork teacher and not the most pleasant of men, but he was very much into his cine photography.
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