Before demolition, fans were given the opportunity to play on the pitch, in specially arranged friendly matches, and an auction was staged at the ground on 17 Junewhere over items were auctioned. In the early s, the club promotion to the old Second Division required further improvements. Although Davies died long ago, his legend is still associated with the club. Work starts at the old Gay Meadow football ground site 31 August It was an open terrace, with the windows of the school overlooking the pitch. It also housed the directors' box.
Minor changes in the s included a new Executive Suite, the controversial demolition of the ground's wooden scoreboard, and, following the Taylor Reportthe removal of perimeter fencing with the exception of the away Station end.
For many years, Shrewsbury coracle maker Fred Davies would sit in his coracle during Shrewsbury Town home matches and retrieve stray footballs from the River Severn. Golden Cross. The project consisted of erecting four stands, including hospitality boxes, function rooms, kitchen, bars, offices and a club shop as well as adjoining community and training pitches, a space car park and access roads.
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