lesf wrote on Feb 1, '11, edited on Feb 1, '11
Have a visit to Ken's site , although i'm sure many of you have already,as we've posted from here many times in the past,.but here were two photo's of the Stadium that I had not seen yet.
We played all around this area (I'm sure many of you did too)......
Check out Ken's blog here..... http://neath.wordpress.com/
I know we have several other shots from the staduium that we've posted over the years,(Guy has saved most of them too) perhaps he will share his album on the Stadium here too.
Cheers !! HF&RV
verdunlad1 wrote on Feb 2, '11
Great shots of the stadium lots of memories from there.. one night the cops had to chase us out while they were rebuilding it....
kenmcl wrote on Feb 2, '11
Great shots! I played for the Vikings that year in a losing cause, lol. I can't remember the circumstances but it seems to me that a lot of games were actually played on the field at VCH that year, but can't remember why. This would be the Termite league, one stop below Pee Wee. I am sure D Flood would know the details. Danny Barnoff still is involved with the Bar B as far as I know.
pony19505 wrote on Feb 2, '11, edited on Feb 2, '11
When you click on the above address you have to go to page 7.
This article in the Guardian from May 5, 1932 pages 7 Reads
BLACKBURN PARK IS NOW LARGE STADIUM
Grounds have been extended over 125 feet –High fence, is now being erected new stands built to hold 2000 spectators –To be officially opened Sunday 1932. Transforming Blackburn Park located on Hickson (and it just says Hickson) to Brown’s Stadiun. Plans to play a nine inning ball game guess that’s baseball plus soccer lacrosse and other sports..
Could that be the same place as the park you are talking about? No pictures...........Pauline
kenmcl saidGreat shots! I played for the Vikings that year in a losing cause, lol. I can't remember the circumstances but it seems to me that a lot of games were actually played on the field at VCH that year, but can't remember why. This would be the Termite league, one stop below Pee Wee. I am sure D Flood would know the details. Danny Barnoff still is involved with the Bar B as far as I know.
Seems a long way to go Ken from our neighbourhood,especially in the early 60's, However I guess you went wherever the team needed players ?? I also seem to remember you playing hockey with the Verdun Police Team ,that was the bigtime you got to play inside at the Aud,...hahahahaha
Ironic in a way, I wouldn't think of you being a team player with the police & I bet neither would they....................hahahahahah
shgverdun wrote on Feb 2, '11
The Brown Stadium was located at the corner of Hickson and Bannantyne. It was named after George Brown who was the owner of Brown Cartage wich was situated just across the street at 1000 Hickson. George Brown was also a Verdun City Councillor. Here are a few photos from one of my albums including a photo of one of the football teams that played at the stadium and wich I got from the Guardian. I was hoping to find a photo of the stadium but no luck, only abackground view as you can see on the photo. I am familiar with that area as I was brought in that section of Verdun in the 30s, 40s and 50s. I also took some photos of the building last winter and it is still there. I went in to chat with the present tenant and gave him a copy of an old photo wich really impressed him.
Ok this has absolutely nothing to do with this topic,otherthan the photo is credited to the Notman Photo Co. I wrote to McCord Museum years ago to point out this glaring mistake, the museum is saying that this building (car dealership) is on Bannatyne..........It Is NOT,...it is the building across the street from Grover's at 3rd ave & Wellington St...It is now some sort of a church ,but it was the Dominion Store in the 60's and according to Jimmy (Kungfu) an old member of ours,he lived across the street on the 3rd floor (which would be now above Grover's and he looked straight across the street at this old car dealership,.Plus as I pointed out to the museum,that there were No Streetcar Tracks on Bannatyne..........they said they would look in to it,..apprently they didn't.You cannot just go by a lovell's Directory,because as we've seen in the past Lovell's was a voluntary thing & not everyone played there game,also you can own a business & then move & noone changes the records, Car dealerships were along Bannatyne & ( I believe they still ahve some there) but this one is not. Ok mini-rant over................Yea hahahahahah
I have a recent photo somewhere of the present day church which is there today.Verdun-Lasalle Babtist Church
here is a Google link, check out the architecture in the whole building, look up ,way up ,as the friendly giant would advise.......lol
lesf wrote on Feb 4, '11, edited on Feb 4, '11
Here is a neat vantage point with a view of Downtown ,& the mountain, but it directly overlooks the old Model School, & what was at one time the RedTop on the Boardwalk,as well as the entrance to the Stadium.......wow things have changed for sure. The old bleachers would have been right in the line of site......................................................thanks for the email,great photo
Cheers !! HF&RV