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I went yesterday too and it was much better than I expected. Lots of time for photos and I didnt feel rushed at all.

The best part was seeing Bees fans all around town as well as some familiar faces. It felt a little like matchday for a change
 

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Horse guardsman
Express Tavern
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Magpie and crown

I think that was it ! lol

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Lots of hand sanitizer about filled up so not like griffin park at all
True but it wouldn't be GP without something slightly wonky about it

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I got an email that more tickets are available.....
 

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We experienced a very high demand for the short (socially distanced) visits to Griffin Park. All the tickets were taken within a few hours. In order to try and accommodate as many Season Ticket Holders as possible, we’ve managed to add two new dates for visits.

Further tickets have been made available today as well as on Thursday 27 August and Friday 28 August. We expect there to be a high demand for these tickets so please confirm your booking as soon as you can.

You can book for yourself plus one other person by selecting two tickets. Please fill out separate details for any second person as we need to have the details of all people attending to comply with government guidelines around Covid-19 (those aged 16 or under will need to book and attend with an adult).
 

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As a Member for years with loads of TAP's; a Season Ticket Holder for a period until 3 seasons ago; and a STH again for 20/21 at Lionel Road, why am I not receiving any emails?

I'm not peeved, since I'm sure there are far more deserving, but still..
 

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Check your preferences. You may have opted out of email comms.

But you had to be an ST holder For last season, iirc.
 

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Check your preferences. You may have opted out of email comms.
Not opted out (currently get other emails)

But you had to be an ST holder For last season, iirc.
Fair enough, except that they originally said that any excess places after STH's would be offered to Members. Maybe they should have offered them to new STH's at LR instead?

After all, there should be a few who, like me, have upgraded from Membership for 20/21..

Oh well.
 

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I went on Saturday but checking the link there are tickets available for today. Get involved Brentford!
 

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On the tour now, Thursday and Friday this week been added according to our tour guide.
 

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Got booked for myself and my son for Thursday.

Last night got me excited and emotional.
 

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Did everyone who's been on this so far get the medical questionnaire?
I'm on the 10:15 tour tomorrow (Tuesday) but haven't had one.
Don't fancy the 250 mile round trip tomorrow only to be turned away to be my final memory of GP!!!
Have emailed the club, but am not particularly expecting a reply.....
 

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Did everyone who's been on this so far get the medical questionnaire?
I'm on the 10:15 tour tomorrow (Tuesday) but haven't had one.
Don't fancy the 250 mile round trip tomorrow only to be turned away to be my final memory of GP!!!
Have emailed the club, but am not particularly expecting a reply.....
I wouldn’t worry, you get asked the questions again before you enter.
 

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Well, did the tour this afternoon to have one last look around! Whole thing was very relaxed with plenty of time to wander around the stands, take photos and admire the view! Well done BFC for making the best of the circumstances to let us do this and to Jerry (I think? the tunnel man) for letting us wander about.

Was good to be able to show my son where I used to sit with his grandad upstairs in the Brook Road (probably my favourite view in the ground) and have one last sit in our ST seats in B300. I've added another photo of the terrace between Brook and New Road and a last view from the seats where we have witnessed the incredible rise of our team over these last years! Totally get the "turning around for a last view" people have mentioned as I couldn't help myself, however, have to say that when you look up close GP is really crumbling away, was sad to see how shabby it is but I think it's got to be time to move onwards and upwards :cry:

In that spirit we took a walk up to LR afterwards. Wow, that really does look impressive now - a real statement of where this club is heading in my view.

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Sorry if this sounds a bit petty, but would be nice to know if my dad's flowers were not taken down. I didn't get any official permission.
They were taped to the back of the stand fence pitch side half way line ish on NR.
I went on Friday.
Anybody see them this week?
 
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Sorry if this sounds a bit petty, but would be nice to know if my dad's flowers were not taken down. I didn't get any official permission.
They were taped to the back of the stand fence pitch side half way line ish on NR.
I went on Friday.
Anybody see them this week?
They were still there on Saturday :sorted:
 

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Just going for my visit now.

Getting emotional already.
 

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Bit disappointed that we weren't allowed in the Dressing Rooms or Boardroom, but I'm glad I went.

I wasn't as emotional as I thought I would be.

Farewell Griffin Park, and Thank You.
 

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Very bittersweet. Sat in my seat and pictured all those memories. Doovsters love in with Phil Parkinson, late goals, promotions. I will miss the old girl
 
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Very bittersweet. Sat in my seat and pictured all those memories. Doovsters love in with Phil Parkinson, late goals, promotions. I will miss the old girl
Did you have to stand up to let mr. fishnchips through? Did you relive the "get donaldson off and sawyers is useless " shouts ;)

A pleasure it was mate enjoying most of those moments with you, won't forget that Macca goal :sorted:
 
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Did you have to stand up to let mr. fishnchips through? Did you relive the "get donaldson off and sawyers is useless " shouts ;)

A pleasure it was mate enjoying most of those moments with you, won't forget that Macca goal :sorted:
My favourite goal ever
"Bring on Al algoeey!!! "
 

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my son went today cos he was on holiday when I went. they were allowed on the pitch the jammy bastards as I assume the B team game happened so they don't care any more.
 

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my son went today cos he was on holiday when I went. they were allowed on the pitch the jammy bastards as I assume the B team game happened so they don't care any more.
Yep been told we can go on the pitch. I’m taking the penalty spot.
 

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my son went today cos he was on holiday when I went. they were allowed on the pitch the jammy bastards as I assume the B team game happened so they don't care any more.
Going on the pitch is so 1992
 

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I went on the last tour on Friday afternoon. Thanks very much to the club for calling me up to see if I was still coming as it took an hour to get to Brentford from Greenford and they delayed the tour to let me get there so thanks BFC and apologies to all tourists for delaying you!

It was much better than what I thought it would be as regards saying goodbye to GP, much easier than a final match for sure. I have seen the majority of home games there since 1966 and you all know of the memories that have been created watching the Bees over any length of time. I had my youngest son with me as my plus one and he loved it on the pitch and in the goal. He is the third son to be a season ticket holder so I have done my bit to keep the line going after my father and grandfather used to go to GP from the 30's onwards.

Marcus Gayle came on the tour as a fan and he is very good company. Pete the guide was excellent and it was his 31st tour in a short space so well done to Pete as his voice was about to give up!!

The gates were shut after we left and that was that. My memories of the place will live forever and I have no intention of going anywhere near the area again if I can help it, I have no wish to see it without a football ground.

A good day, an emotional trip and thanks to BFC for putting it on
 

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I went on the last tour on Friday afternoon. Thanks very much to the club for calling me up to see if I was still coming as it took an hour to get to Brentford from Greenford and they delayed the tour to let me get there so thanks BFC and apologies to all tourists for delaying you!

It was much better than what I thought it would be as regards saying goodbye to GP, much easier than a final match for sure. I have seen the majority of home games there since 1966 and you all know of the memories that have been created watching the Bees over any length of time. I had my youngest son with me as my plus one and he loved it on the pitch and in the goal. He is the third son to be a season ticket holder so I have done my bit to keep the line going after my father and grandfather used to go to GP from the 30's onwards.

Marcus Gayle came on the tour as a fan and he is very good company. Pete the guide was excellent and it was his 31st tour in a short space so well done to Pete as his voice was about to give up!!

The gates were shut after we left and that was that. My memories of the place will live forever and I have no intention of going anywhere near the area again if I can help it, I have no wish to see it without a football ground.

A good day, an emotional trip and thanks to BFC for putting it on
I'm more emotional reading that, than when I went on Thursday.
 

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I was fortunate to win the auction item at the Celebration of GP event to have a tour of GP with the great man himself, Peter Gilham.

So I pitched up at GP last Friday morning looking forward to saying goodbye to the old girl for the last time. I suppose this may well have been the last tour of GP.

Many people have shared their own memories from tours and I will try not to repeat anything that has already been shared.

PG as expected has a fantastic knowledge of GP and the club and we have racked up almost a century of support between us. We shared many memories over the next 90 minutes which included the long search for a ground to replace GP, the very short tenure of Marinus Dijkhuizen and the time Reggie Kray phoned up for a chat with David Webb!

The home changing room was in the process of being stripped out and I still find it hard to believe our players managed in such a confined space.

Bob the kit man was as also at GP clearing out the last of the kit room, which had pinned to the wall a little tribute to Rob Rowan:

Although the Royal Oak has long gone, I next took the opportunity to stand at the front of the Wendy House, a spot I first occupied with my father and grandfather in the 1980s. This was where my love for Brentford began and although neither are around anymore, those memories will never fade. And for a brief moment, I was convinced I could still smell the wacky baccy that lingered round the front of Brook Road in the late 80’s/ early 90’s - or someone’s ‘special cigarettes’ as my dad would call them.

My view for the last 24 years has been from the New Road and I was always going to take the opportunity to take my seat for one last time and remember how difficult it was to squeeze my 6’ 4” frame into it. There are seats missing from both ends of the stand now and it was a struggle knowing this would be the last time I would see it. I’ve met all of my closest friends at Brentford, people who I’ve laughed and cried with and been blind drunk with in some grim northern outpost on a pissing it down Tuesday night.

The floodlights remain as iconic as ever and they were still looking beautiful as the old girl was being taken apart around her.

The trophy cabinet has been emptied and all that remains is a solitary bottle of Pride

Finally, an absolutely massive thank you to Shinead Davis, one of the clubs senior commercial assistants for making the arrangements for the day and taking a number of photos for me and also to Big Bob who was kind enough to give me some bits from the changing room as gifts for the kids.

I’ve turned a few of my memories of the day into a short video with a familiar soundtrack. Turn the volume up! Hope you enjoy it.


Goodbye GP, and thank you.
 

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I should have added that this is what came courtesy of Big Bob for the kids

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I was fortunate to win the auction item at the Celebration of GP event to have a tour of GP with the great man himself, Peter Gilham.

So I pitched up at GP last Friday morning looking forward to saying goodbye to the old girl for the last time. I suppose this may well have been the last tour of GP.

Many people have shared their own memories from tours and I will try not to repeat anything that has already been shared.

PG as expected has a fantastic knowledge of GP and the club and we have racked up almost a century of support between us. We shared many memories over the next 90 minutes which included the long search for a ground to replace GP, the very short tenure of Marinus Dijkhuizen and the time Reggie Kray phoned up for a chat with David Webb!

The home changing room was in the process of being stripped out and I still find it hard to believe our players managed in such a confined space.

Bob the kit man was as also at GP clearing out the last of the kit room, which had pinned to the wall a little tribute to Rob Rowan:

Although the Royal Oak has long gone, I next took the opportunity to stand at the front of the Wendy House, a spot I first occupied with my father and grandfather in the 1980s. This was where my love for Brentford began and although neither are around anymore, those memories will never fade. And for a brief moment, I was convinced I could still smell the wacky baccy that lingered round the front of Brook Road in the late 80’s/ early 90’s - or someone’s ‘special cigarettes’ as my dad would call them.

My view for the last 24 years has been from the New Road and I was always going to take the opportunity to take my seat for one last time and remember how difficult it was to squeeze my 6’ 4” frame into it. There are seats missing from both ends of the stand now and it was a struggle knowing this would be the last time I would see it. I’ve met all of my closest friends at Brentford, people who I’ve laughed and cried with and been blind drunk with in some grim northern outpost on a pissing it down Tuesday night.

The floodlights remain as iconic as ever and they were still looking beautiful as the old girl was being taken apart around her.

The trophy cabinet has been emptied and all that remains is a solitary bottle of Pride

Finally, an absolutely massive thank you to Shinead Davis, one of the clubs senior commercial assistants for making the arrangements for the day and taking a number of photos for me and also to Big Bob who was kind enough to give me some bits from the changing room as gifts for the kids.

I’ve turned a few of my memories of the day into a short video with a familiar soundtrack. Turn the volume up! Hope you enjoy it.


Goodbye GP, and thank you.
Thanks for that.
The dressing rooms really were tiny.
 

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