Posts tagged: Architecture
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.
For anybody wishing to explore the joys of modernist architecture further, on a UK level, I can literally lose myself on this site. It is also a good starting point for anybody unsure of the concept of modernist architecture.
If you wish to explore the modernist architecture of Greater Manchester any further, this site is a handy resource.
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.