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.
Aerial shot of the ground from 1968 (click the image for full size, or here for a labelled version)
Showing the main stand, with adverts for David Warr School of Motoring, Multi Broadcast and Stag Hill Motors (now Robins and Day Guildford).
The Stocton Road stand, including floodlights that were later sold to Minehead.
Wooden benches behind the goal, at the end nearest to Woodbridge Road.
A dilapidated stand and supporters club, along with the only currently remaining part of the ground, the Guildford City Social Club, behind.
The ground is now very overgrown, with just a horse standing on the terraces that once housed 9,932 spectators.
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.