Which ground is this?

Chris1963

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Regardless of the identity of the ground, the first thing that I noticed was the gable on the stand, which is very similar to the one on the old main stand at Anfield.
 

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Not convinced.

Here is the pre-World War One Tynecastle stand.

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The picture in the original post definitely isn't the stand that was there from 1913-2017.

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Unlikely, because of what appears to be houses high above the stand in the team photo. Kilmarnock's ground is on flat land.
 

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The only other arched gable* that I have found was at Ibrox in the 1920s. Use your imagination when examining Piehut's photo and you can see a low white wall and cinder track behind the players. The buildings beyond are...well...almost a match. The problem with the Ibrox arch is that it is open-fronted and has no decorative finial on it, so not that convincing...

What is the writing on the roof of the mystery photo?

*Is it a gable or is there another term?

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Quite similar to this. Original photo seems to have an anchor motif above the roof.
 

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I was up half the night searching through historic photos of various Scottish grounds, without any successful snap. I also found those Ibrox photos but it clearly isn't that - the OP's gable is tighter-arched (so for the same reason it isn't Anfield either) and has fewer uprights to the end of the stand. And as Chris also noticed, the buildings outside the ground imply it's one that's not on flat ground.

I was hoping the fount of all knowledge prorege would put me out of my torment when he got up for his breakfast! That it's stumping even him shows what a toughie this one is...
 

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A better view of Ibrox. Not the same stand as the original post.
 

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That's a painting with the height of the roof greatly exaggerated.
 

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Original photo seems to have an anchor motif above the roof.
I thought at first it might be a cross but an anchor is more convincing. I haven't found one amongst club emblems.
 

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Could it be Ayresome Park, coming from the NE friendlies over the border have always been common??
 

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So the team is Hibs, sometime between 1914 and 1928. It was unusual to have 16 men stripped for a game at that time.

The "new" main stand at Easter Road was built in 1922. It's not that stand, and what was there beforehand wasn't as big as that.

Definitely an anchor motif.

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Ayresome Park
 

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