Eastville Stadium or Stapleton
Road Enclosure as it was called in 1901. Featured in the Bristol magazine The Magpie.
Image kindly supplied by Mike Jay.
Taken from "The book of football" 1906.
1926. Image from "Britain from above"
See here. http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/
An original painting by Paul Town. To purchase a copy please go here.
An original painting of Eastiville Stadium .
By Caroline Winpenny.
To purchase a copy please go here.
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. The following 4 images kindly supplied by Mike Jay.
In 1983 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.
It's 1997 and only the North stand is left. Thanks once more to Mike Jay for these.
Move on to 1998 and the stand comes down. Images kindly supplied by Mike Jay.