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BOLINA ROAD/ZAMPA ROAD/MILLWALL.

Postby kiwi » Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:02 am

What a difference!
Bolina Road reopened to the public following a major transformation by the Network Rail team working on the Bermondsey Dive Under, (2017) Recently, the final tracks have been laid through the Dive Under ahead of two new lines coming into use for South Eastern services over the August bank holiday. Similar to a motorway flyover or underpass, the new railway junction will allow South Eastern trains travelling to and from Kent to ‘dive under’ the Sussex lines used by Southern and Thameslink trains, relieving the bottleneck of trains and improving the travel experience for millions of passengers travelling to and through the landmark new station.
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BOLINA ROAD.
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Bolina Road off Ilderton Road
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Re: BOLINA ROAD

Postby kiwi » Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:25 pm

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Millwall training ground Bolina Road. 2016.
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MILLWALL.

When the club, known as Millwall Rovers, was formed in 1885 they played at Glengall Road.

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Re: BOLINA ROAD/ZAMPA ROAD/MILLWALL.

Postby kiwi » Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:29 am

In 1979 the landscape of south-east London was changing fast as old industrial premises were being demolished to make way for new development. In this picture the old South Metropolitan gas works can be seen in the right background, while the building being demolished will make way for a new football ground for Millwall FC to replace their old ground at Coldblow Lane, not far away.
The Den, Zampa Road,Bermondsey (previously called The New Den) is the football stadium and the home of Millwall Football Club. It is situated in South Bermondsey, South East London, almost directly adjacent to the railway line between London Bridge and New Cross Gate, and the SELCHP incinerator. It is under a quarter of a mile away from the original Den. Built on a previous site of housing, a church and the Senegal Fields playing fields, it has an all-seated capacity of 20,146.

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The site of the new Millwall Football Stadium. 1979.
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The Den (previously called The New Den) 2017.

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Re: BOLINA ROAD/ZAMPA ROAD/MILLWALL.

Postby kiwi » Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:20 am

Every vantage point was used for the Cup tie v Newcastle at the Den. The Newcastle game drew a record crowd of 45,646 to the Den to witness a tremendous battle, with Millwall well worth their 2-1 win over a club which had won the trophy three times in the previous six years, but the run came to an end when Birmingham won 4-1 at The Den, 1956/57.
Millwall 1956-57 Cup tie v Newcastle at the Den. a record crowd of 45,646. I was there  X.gif
Millwall 1956-57 Cup tie v Newcastle at the Den. a record crowd of 45,646.
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Millwall, all that is left of the old home!!!!

I was at both matches, something you never forget. Stories you don’t hear about these matches is that Millwall played Stan Anslow, a hard-tackling defender at centre-forward and he played is heart out, Newcastle just couldn’t handle him, I’m not sure whether he scored a goal or not, but I can still remember the effort he put in. This was one reason why Millwall lost to Birmingham. They had a Centre-half, I think his name was Tommy Smith and he kick Stan off the pitch, who if I remember rightly went off injured. I don’t think Stan ever really recovered from that injury. A few years later I did play against Stan in the London Cup or Kent Cup, not sure which, when he was playing for Radfield Rangers, good memories.


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