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View of North Western terrace from E. Digital image of B 55446 CN

SC 742003

Description View of North Western terrace from E. Digital image of B 55446 CN

Date 9/1991

Catalogue Number SC 742003

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of B 55446 CN

Scope and Content Terraces, Celtic Park Stadium (Parkhead), No 95 Kerrydale Street, Glasgow On 6 November 1887, Celtic Football Club was formally constituted to alleviate poverty in Glasgow's East End parishes. Their first playing ground was at Springfield Road about 200m from the present site which they came to in 1892. Redevelopment work carried out by Percy Johnson-Marshall & Partners during the mid-1990s has brought the capacity to over 60,000. This is the West End from the 'Jungle Stand' to the east. 'The Jungle' gained its nickname as it was supposed to reflect the steamy, animalistic nature of its patrons. The terrace was then large and airy with green steelwork supporting a double-pitched roof, lined by flagpoles and a grey ribbed fascia. Beyond is the West Terrace, traditionally the Celtic fans' end. In 1898, James Grant, an Irish director of the Club, decided to set up a separate company to build a grandstand on the south side unlike anything every built before or since. It looked good, but was a complete failure. Patrons had to climb four flights of stairs and the designers had not allowed for condensation. It was subsequently demolished in 1929. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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