Cowshed Primroses.

Andy_H

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We are in the process of putting together an information board recording the creation of The Memorial Garden and as such, are looking for any photos of the Primroses that used to be on the bank in front of The Cowshed stand.
If anybody has any photos, either B&W or, if you were that rich, colour then we would be interested to hear from you. All we want to do is copy one or two to show where the Primroses originally were.
If you can help then please pm me and we''l work from there.
 

Nigel E

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This picture appears on the dust jacket of Mike Blackstone's book "Exeter City FC - A Grecian Anthology".

I think he is on this forum as "Heysham Mike" and he might know where it was sourced from


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Andy_H

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Brilliant!

A perfect picture and they're all in full bloom, not only that but it's a great reminiscence of the old Cow Shed as i remember it when i first started watching ECFC.

I'd hazard a guess that this picture was taken mid/late 70s, by the fact that the TV gantry is quite 'H&S compliant', as opposed to the 'scaffolding slung under the roof' of earlier!
 

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My memory of the cowshed as a kid was that it was about 3 times the size of that!
 

gilbertshoot

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Brilliant!

A perfect picture and they're all in full bloom, not only that but it's a great reminiscence of the old Cow Shed as i remember it when i first started watching ECFC.

I'd hazard a guess that this picture was taken mid/late 70s, by the fact that the TV gantry is quite 'H&S compliant', as opposed to the 'scaffolding slung under the roof' of earlier!
I remember the rickety ladder that the poor reporters had to climb to get up there. If it was the Arg** loving Chris Fear climbing it, it would get a good old shaking as he went up. Even Motson looked terrified going up for the 81 Newcastle game.
 

Mark Tyler

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When ITV Westcountry took over from TSW in 1993 it was decided that the old gantry didn't quite meet H and S requirements (surprisingly !). I believe it was paid for by WTV and then 'gifted' to the club for ongoing maintenance. As someone who occasionally used the gantry I can tell you it was quite intimidating being up there. I almost felt guilty for giving the likes of Chris Fear a hard time in the 70s
 
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