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Non League State of Mind #2: Stands We Love: the main stand at Redditch United FC
I’ve been to The Valley Stadium, Redditch more often than Surrey Street (Glossop North End FC) and possibly Curzon Ashton’s fine ground at Crowhill. In an oasis of tin-roofed terraces, this modernist creation dominates the ground.
Built with New Town Development Corporation money in the early 1970s, this stand includes a first floor social club with changing rooms at the ground floor. It seats around 300 fans with a small number of seats at balcony level for sponsors and directors.
Though the stand looks daring, spectators sat at the back may have a restricted view due to stanchions. Spectators at the front may need binoculars to get a good view of the pitch. In spite of these shortcomings, it is worth taking a trip to The Valley Stadium purely for the stand.

Non League State of Mind #2: Stands We Love: the main stand at Redditch United FC

I’ve been to The Valley Stadium, Redditch more often than Surrey Street (Glossop North End FC) and possibly Curzon Ashton’s fine ground at Crowhill. In an oasis of tin-roofed terraces, this modernist creation dominates the ground.

Built with New Town Development Corporation money in the early 1970s, this stand includes a first floor social club with changing rooms at the ground floor. It seats around 300 fans with a small number of seats at balcony level for sponsors and directors.

Though the stand looks daring, spectators sat at the back may have a restricted view due to stanchions. Spectators at the front may need binoculars to get a good view of the pitch. In spite of these shortcomings, it is worth taking a trip to The Valley Stadium purely for the stand.

scatterkeir:

WHERE WILL YOUR CHILDREN LIVE IN 1973? (via Modern Mechanix)

I’ve yet to find a house on Ridge Hill Estate with this kind of interior and control.

scatterkeir:

WHERE WILL YOUR CHILDREN LIVE IN 1973? (via Modern Mechanix)

I’ve yet to find a house on Ridge Hill Estate with this kind of interior and control.

Staveleigh Clinic, Old Street, Stalybridge: opening in 1965, the Stalybridge health centre had imposing views of the River Tame. Entry was gained from the top of Market Street, or by means of a second entrance from Old Street. Today, the clinic has moved to a new site on Waterloo Road adjacent to the bus station. This opened in 2008 with the older one lying derelict as seen today.
Shortly after its move, the clinic was struck by a small fire.

Staveleigh Clinic, Old Street, Stalybridge: opening in 1965, the Stalybridge health centre had imposing views of the River Tame. Entry was gained from the top of Market Street, or by means of a second entrance from Old Street. Today, the clinic has moved to a new site on Waterloo Road adjacent to the bus station. This opened in 2008 with the older one lying derelict as seen today.

Shortly after its move, the clinic was struck by a small fire.

Ladies and Gentleman, welcome aboard the mighty vessel that is Modernist Tameside. With the possible exception of this bus, its aim is to be a photo-blog celebrating modernist, brutalist and International Style architecture in the Tameside area, past and present. 

Ladies and Gentleman, welcome aboard the mighty vessel that is Modernist Tameside. With the possible exception of this bus, its aim is to be a photo-blog celebrating modernist, brutalist and International Style architecture in the Tameside area, past and present.