Friday, 29 May 2009

Charlton Park RFC

This is what I call an 'opportunistic' photosnap of a ground! I was simply walking past when I saw the ground! So I couldn't resist the opportunity to have a nose, as you do!

Charlton Park play at a ground that was previously the home of Askeans.they compete in London Three South East. I was rather pleased to find out, from the sign, that they were formed in 1893, the same year as Dulwich Hamlet!

This is the entrance to the clubhouse.

A scoreboard near the pitch.

The buildings also house the changing rooms, and are quite large.

Here we look across the pitches, floodlit, but basic for spectators.

There is some old terracing down one side, a friend of mine informed me that there used to be a small stand here, when it was the Askeans ground.

Now the only seating is this bench, set back, behind the goal , in the corner, nearest to the entrance. Note the club crest on the end of it.

In memory of a loyal club servant, I presume.

Here we see the bench, near the one side that is railed off.


Ross sidebottom said...

I think this is one of the best local grounds in the current league, also with out a doubt the best showers in the league.
Good even pitches two out of 3 floodlit, and a lovely bar inside which you missed to take a photo of.

Anonymous said...

Suggest you read the inscription under the scoreboard to find out what Barry Sykes ("The Loyal")club servant did.