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When we originally swapped ends, fans would move from the Oak to the Ealing Road.

When the gates were installed, fans couldn't move into what was now a segregated away end, so they would move to the end of the New Road terrace / Breamar Road Enclosure
Not sure if it was fully segregated but I was pointing out that there was some sort of restriction much earlier than 1986. I have feeling this gate had been there for some time but was never used, as I seem to remember walking through an open gate earlier than this as a kid.
 

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When I first started going in early '60s there were transfer turnstiles between Ealing Rd and Brook Rd to gain access to Braemar Rd. Think you had to pay something like 3d.
 

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Not sure if it was fully segregated but I was pointing out that there was some sort of restriction much earlier than 1986. I have feeling this gate had been there for some time but was never used, as I seem to remember walking through an open gate earlier than this as a kid.
Was from about 81 when they built the new corner cage fence thing....sometimes it was open and sometimes closed depending on who we were playing....remember first game of season v orient 84 I think (lost 1-0) and bees casuals walked straight into it 2nd half which didn’t go down well with east London in there....bees didn’t budge though lol
 

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When I first started going in early '60s there were transfer turnstiles between Ealing Rd and Brook Rd to gain access to Braemar Rd. Think you had to pay something like 3d.
Weren't they used up until halftime then it was free?
 

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If i remember rightly (I was only a young child at the time), We would pay to get into the Breamar Road and if we wanted to sit (the Paddock was a standing Enclosure), we would pay at a second turnstile, which was located under the stand and in the entrance to each block
 

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I always hated the name Paddock as it always reminded me of the rangers up the road. To me it was and always will be remembered as the Enclosure.
 

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To me it was and always will be remembered as the Enclosure.
Now your talking.

Reminds me of the old fixture posters, that had the admission prices on them, and included and extra 10p I think it was to get into the enclosure.
 

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I always hated the name Paddock as it always reminded me of the rangers up the road. To me it was and always will be remembered as the Enclosure.
enclosure was when it was terrace and paddock when it got seated over mid/late 90s ......will always be the enclosure to me anyway.......the swindon thug getting hit full in the face with that flying meat pie when he offered the enclosure out in 93 will always be the highlight....amongst many !!
 

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Taken me more than a year to sort through my pics from the GP farewell tour, but the ones which fascinated me most were the ones showing parts of the original Royal Oak corner terracing. Not great pictures, and I'm sure others have better, but you can almost feel the history coming off those steps.
 

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Taken me more than a year to sort through my pics from the GP farewell tour, but the ones which fascinated me most were the ones showing parts of the original Royal Oak corner terracing. Not great pictures, and I'm sure others have better, but you can almost feel the history coming off those steps.
I've got some of them too, on my phone, I'll try and get them put on here.
 

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Hope this copies over...
 

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Two that I took on the tour.
 

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