Rushden & Diamonds’s former home Nene Park started getting demolished at the start of last year.
The stadium was home to Irthlingborough Diamonds between 1969 and 1992. It become of the home of merger club Rushden Town and Irthlingborough Diamonds to form Rushden & Diamonds, where it was theirs between 1992 and 2011. After the club folded, it became Kettering Town’s home for 18 months, but the club left the venue in November 2012 to play at Corby, due to the costs of running the ground.
(Photo on the right by Jimmy Forrester)
Football fans made visits to see the last of it before it was no more…
Rushden & Diamonds' Nene Park, in 1977, 2002 and 2017. Pics by Bob Lilliman and Nick Pigott. pic.twitter.com/jQZAz8ygrp
— Vince Taylor (@Groundtastic) May 6, 2017
Now abandoned and being demolished – Nene Park, home of Rushden & Diamonds pic.twitter.com/Tpcjqm6k4P
— Wandering (@WanderingMartyr) May 4, 2017
My childhood football club is no more ? Rushden & Diamonds Nene Park gone forever ?⚽️??? pic.twitter.com/s97OOtAvgS
— Katie Morrey (@KatieMorrey) March 2, 2017
— ian pratt (@sciencelabman) March 8, 2017
Rather sad sight to what it once was!
Take a look at photos of the ground when it was full of life along with reaction (some from players) and memories of it on the next page.
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