Eastville Stadium or Stapleton
Road Enclosure as it was called in 1901. Featured in the Bristol magazine The Magpie.
1902. (Mike Jay).
31-October-1904. Eastville ground Improvements.
Taken from "The book of football" 1906.
1910. Eastville. A spoof pic but great none the less. (Mike Jay)
1911. Eastville Rovers Carnival. Stewerds and Helpers. (Mike Jay)
1926. Image from "Britain from above"
See here. http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/
27-April-1932. Valuation of Eastville Stadium (1) (Mike Jay)
27-April-1932. Valuation of Eastville Stadium (2) (Mike Jay)
1949. Tote End. (Mike Jay)
1951. (Mike Jay)
9-October-1965. Plans to buy back half of Eastville and redevelop the ground. If only this had happened.
April-1967 in colour.
1970's. Eastville (Mike Jay)
An original painting by Paul Town. To purchase a copy please go here.
July 1975 Steve Chapple.
2-June-1979. Proposal to develop Eastville as a multi sports centre. Within 8 years Rovers were at Bath and the land was a retail park. Rick Weston.
An original painting of Eastiville Stadium .
By Caroline Winpenny.
To purchase a copy please go here.
21-April-1979. Eastville Stadium. Rick Weston.
On 17-August-1980 the south stand was engulfed by a mystery fire. The club offices and changing rooms were lost and Eastville was never the same again. The stand was left as a shell for a while before being demolished leaving only a very open terrace.
Eastville. 17-August-1980. (Bristol United Press)
Image kindly provided by Colin Clark.
Eastville. 18-August-1980. (Mike Jay)
August 1981 Steve Chapple.
13-May-1982. Possible groundshare at Ashton Gate off, Rovers to stay at Eastville. Rick Weston.
1982. Tote End.
3-June-1983. and there were plans to rebuild Eastville.
Bristol Rovers v Chesterfield, 26-April-1986. This became the last ever 1st team game to be played at Eastville Stadium. The following pictures of that historic day have all been supplied by Mike Jay.
The following four are provided by Rick Weston.
Bristol Rovers Reserves v Watford Reserves, 3-May-1986. A week later a reserve gave saw the very last action from Rovers at Eastville. The following pictures have been supplied by Eric Whitlock.
In August-1987 the Tote End was Demolished. These photos were taken on 21st August 1987 whilst the Tote was being demolished, local historian (and big gashead!) Dave Cheesley Took them.
It's early 1997 and only the North stand is left. Thanks once more to Mike Jay for these.
27-February-1997. Ian Cryer's painting of Rovers at Eastville Stadium. Rick Weston.
10-September-1997. Eastville Stadium, two months prior to demolition. Rick Weston.
October-1997. Mike Jay.
Greyhound racing carried on at Eastville until 1997. The following pictures were captured by Geoffrey Parsons who worked at the track from 1995 till 1997.
October-1997. (2) Image kindly supplied by Mike Jay.
In November 1997 the final piece of Eastville Stadium (bar one floodlight) was demolished and removed forever. Though those of us that were lucky enough to witness a game there will of course. NEVER FORGET.
1997. (1) Image kindly provided by Colin Clark.
1997. (2) Image kindly provided by Colin Clark.
1997. (3) Image kindly provided by Colin Clark.
1997. (4) Image kindly provided by Colin Clark.
1997. (5) Image kindly provided by Colin Clark.
1997. (6) Image kindly provided by Colin Clark.
1997. Image kindly provided by Colin Clark.
Geoffrey Parsons was also there on those final days and here are the pictures he took. So sad to see them.
4-December-2003. When the last piece of Eastville bit the dust I took the day of work and drove down to see this historic event. Alfie Biggs. David Mehew and others were there to be part of this very momentous day. I managed to get these pictures as the light came down. (Jamie)
Last Eastville stadium floodlight pylon is dismantled. (1)
Last Eastville stadium floodlight pylon is dismantled. (2)
The beginning of the very end of Eastville Stadium. (Jamie)
What a sad sight. (Jamie)
1-February-2001. Total Football magazine article about The Tote End at Eastville Stadium. Rick Weston. Rick Weston.