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Westfield Stratford City East
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TOUR OF THE MONTH

Carry On in London Tour
Carry On in London Tour

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

6th December 1948 Born today: Jonathan King, London, singer (Everyone's Gone to the Moon)

6th December 1943 Born today: Mike Smith, London Engld, rocker/pianist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over)

6th December 1892 Born today: F Osbert S Sitwell, London, poet/writer (Out of the Flame)

6th December 1883 Harrods original shop burns down, forcing the build of a much larger shop.go to related location

6th December 1817 William Bligh, who suffered mutiny on HMS Bounty, passed away in Bond Street, London.go to related location

6th December 1769 Silk cutters Doyle and Valline were hanged for inciting rioting in Bethnal Green

Wimble-gone: Plough Lane



Wimble-gone: Plough Lane

The former home of Wimbledon Football Club.

Location: Plough Lane, Wimbledon

Description: Plough Lane, now a housing estate, was the home ground of Wimbledon Football Club, from September 1912 until May 1991, when the club moved their first team home matches to Selhurst Park as part of a groundshare agreement with Crystal Palace.

It remained derelict until it was finally demolished in 2002, and then it became a private housing development known as Reynolds Gate, named after former Wimbledon player Eddie Reynolds.

The six individual blocks in the development have also been named after former players, managers and even a chairman: Bassett House, Batsford House, Cork House, Lawrie House, Reed House and Stannard House!

It's capacity at it's peak was 15,876 and Wimbledon FC controversially moved to Milton Keynes, leaving supporters to fund a new local club AFC Wimbledon.

Tagged in this Tour: Football Grounds of London

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Wimble-gone: Plough Lane

The former home of Wimbledon Football Club.


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