'Just when we had become accustomed to 3pm kick-offs all year round, we had to hurry our lunch once more'
When Derby Telegraph reader and occasional contributor to our Bygones section, Percy Bown, suggested that a few memories about the early floodlights at the Baseball Ground might provoke some interest, one match immediately sprang to mind.
Percy mentioned those first friendly games – the pipe-opener against Notts County back in 1955 and then the series of matches against Scottish League clubs – all played under those rudimentary lights perched on top of the Osmaston and Norman Stands, generally on misty autumn evenings when the smoke billowing from Leys foundry behind the Pop Side did not... read more
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