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Hoof Hearted 14 Mar 13 5.10pm

Quote Forest Hillbilly at 27 May 2012 4.47pm

I'm doing some work in Sydenham Road (opposite the Whitehorse) at the moment. Part of my job is to investigate the site for a proposed development, which entails interrogating historical maps.

Without breaching copyright, (because I've bought these maps) am happy to share clips.

EDIT :First map shows an 'Inn' on the site of the Whitehorse in 1880.
The Whitehorse is not actually identified specifically until 1954. The building has then changed significantly from the building that was there in 1880. This could possibly mean that the site was hit by bombing in WW2 and the Whitehorse rebuilt afterwards. A bit speculative, but i'd have to consult the bombing maps to confirm.

Edited by Forest Hillbilly (27 May 2012 8.11pm)


I was born in 1954.. I expect they built that pub to celebrate the birth of the chosen one.

 

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Quote Forest Hillbilly at 27 May 2012 4.52pm

A Map of 1872 shows why our stadium got its name. This is the earliest mapping I have of our stadium's location

In fact, it wasn't the exact location of the stadium, this is a bit to the East. Selhurst was a park between Holmesdale Road and Selhurst Road, on the other side of Park Road where Upper Grove is now. Burgoyne Road didn't exist then and another road appears on the map, which links with Selhurst Road, where Burgoyne Road is now; this road no longer exists.

Legend has it that Arsenal looked at the site where the stadium is when they were looking to move from Woolwich in 1913.


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The crowd is outstanding, and especially with the penalty after 44 minutes it was clear when we came out after half-time the welcome would be pretty loud and not too friendly. Crystal Palace wanted to strike back, so that was all clear. This is a wonderful place to play football - Jurgen Klopp

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