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Ken Fox

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Frickley
« on: January 06, 2019, 08:33:44 PM »
My other obsession apart from following the fortunes of Boston United is doing a bit of running - in particular parkruns. Sometimes Boston have been in the same league as Frickley Athletic, so I've had a few trips over to their ground in South Elmsall to see them play. There used to be a big colliery in Frickley (indeed the team used to be called Frickley Colliery) and a feature of the football matches was the huge slag heap adjacent to the ground. This is now Frickley Country Park and on Saturday it held its first parkrun (http://www.parkrun.org.uk/frickleycountry/course/). It looks like they've done an excellent job in turning an industrial waste ground into a rather nice country park.

The Third Twin

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Re: Frickley
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2019, 09:14:02 PM »
I've been in the early 90's when the coal heap still stood. It completely overshadowed everything at the time.
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His first avowed intent, to be a Pilgrim.

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Re: Frickley
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2019, 09:46:41 PM »
There used to be a door in the back of the stand were they could retrieve the ball from the slag heap. A white ball flew over the stand and a black one came back through the door 🚪  ;D
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Re: Frickley
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2019, 10:10:24 PM »
Just found Pete Brooksbank's ImpsTALK Rough Guide to Frickley Athletic:

http://www.impstalk.co.uk/rough_guides/opposition/frickley_athletic.htm