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Ancient Wolf
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Jan 23, 2012, 9:12 PM

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Did anyone see this evenings edition of Great British Railway Journeys?
Michael Portillo visited Berwick upon Tweed and met a local historian on the town walls.
In the background was a waterlogged football pitch that even Shacker might agreed was unplayable.


IAN S
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Jan 24, 2012, 3:34 PM

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It's called The Stanks, saw a cup final on it some years ago one Saturday evening. Great view of game from top of wall.



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Jan 24, 2012, 3:34 PM

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Was it the one with a tall wall to one side and behind the goal (about 20 foot tall)? Lowry did a drawing of a match in progress there. Getting the artwork would have been better than even a programme

Answer must be yes - I recall the name, now that Ian mentions it



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LondonBuck
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Jan 24, 2012, 5:34 PM

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Did anyone see this evenings edition of Great British Railway Journeys?
Michael Portillo visited Berwick upon Tweed and met a local historian on the town walls.
In the background was a waterlogged football pitch that even Shacker might agreed was unplayable.

I saw it, a fascinating programme as always Smile


Whiskey Coates
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Jan 24, 2012, 9:32 PM

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I saw it, a fascinating programme as always Smile



Michael Portillo's a much more likeable bloke as a TV presenter than he was as a politician!


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Jan 27, 2012, 10:12 AM

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That was really spooky watching that programme. Back in 1970, the night before England lost to Brazil
in the World Cup, a crowd of us were in Berwick for the weekend and we played a game on that pitch/plot of land.
Ever since, I have had this abiding memory of how there was a sheer drop down from the path, which
in 80% of cases would bring about instantaneous death if anybody should fall down it.
Having seen it again some 40 years on, it still looks fooking dangerous...Crazy




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