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Photographs of Joseph’s Road from Groundtastic Magazine

A set of interesting photos from Guildford City’s old ground, Joseph’s Road, have recently come to light thanks to Groundtastic – The Football Grounds Magazine. The interesting images include an aerial photo from 1968 and a series of colour photos taken by Bob Lilliman, showing the decline and deterioration between 1972 and 1976.  The set forms part of a larger feature on Joseph’s Road in the June issue, which can be ordered online.

1968

Aerial shot of the ground from 1968 (click the image for full size, or here for a labelled version)

Guildford City Football Club Surrey Josephs Road 1968 1960s sixties aerial

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1972

Showing the main stand, with adverts for David Warr School of Motoring, Multi Broadcast and Stag Hill Motors (now Robins and Day Guildford).

Guildford City Football Club Joseph's Road Josephs St Ground Stadium 70s seventies Surrey groundtastic

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The Stocton Road stand, including floodlights that were later sold to Minehead.

Guildford City Football Club Joseph's Road Josephs St Ground Stadium 70s seventies Surrey groundtastic

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Wooden benches behind the goal, at the end nearest to Woodbridge Road.

Guildford City Football Club Joseph's Road Josephs St Ground Stadium 70s seventies Surrey groundtasti

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1974

A dilapidated stand and supporters club, along with the only currently remaining part of the ground, the Guildford City Social Club, behind.

Guildford City Football Club Joseph's Road Josephs St Ground Stadium 70s seventies Surrey groundtastic

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1976

The ground is now very overgrown, with just a horse standing on the terraces that once housed 9,932 spectators.

Guildford City Groundtastic Josephs Road Ground Surrey Stocton Road

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Our thanks go to the excellent Groundtastic magazine for allowing the use of these photographs, and encourage our supporters to follow their interesting Twitter feed for similar photos of old grounds. There is more history on Guildford City, and our old ground at Joseph’s Road, on our history page.

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