Away Ground Guide 12- Stalybridge Celtic (Monday 28 December 2015.)

Club Name:            Stalybridge Celtic
Nickname:               'Bridge, The Celts, Celtic, The Badgers
Founded:                1909 (possibly 1906)
Ground Name:        Bower Fold
Ground Capacity:   6,500 (1,300 seated)
Admission Price:
                                 ADULTS - £ 12
                                 CONCESSION (Disabled & Over 65's) -  £7
                                 UNDER 14 - £2( if accompanied by Adult)- this a late increase in price.

Bower Fold is a decent stadium for this level, and could do a job in the F.L if they ever got that far. Plenty of cover and adequate seating available ,although it must be said that if some of the stewards paid as much attention to stopping fans encroaching onto the playing area as they do  trying to  stop said supporters peacefully watching the game, I for one would have been the better pleased!

Sustenance! season 2013/14.....Celtic got caught out on the nosh front with the pies, having ordered enough to feed the nation, they were left offering`2 for the price of 1’ deals after the final whistle to avoid having a small mountain of the meat & potato on their hands come Xmas! Last season I saw no pies, just hot dogs....burgers....drinks, and ....the Bower Fold show stopper.....their `Bacon Roll’ .

 From the add, this looked a mighty morsel indeed ( see pic)- a fluffy bun trembled under the weight of a huge mound ( no other word suffices) of bacon which swayed under the top bun that surely couldn`t stay in position for long. At £2.50 I was hooked, and whilst the reality turned out to be more the McDonalds Diminutive than Swaying Giant proved a very tasty number indeed! I was well pleased as were others I spoke to. Gastronomic Guru Jeff, kept to the hot dogs again and again was disappointed, searching in vain for the elusive flavour and texture he treasures so!

Directions :
  1.  M60  Ring Rd (E&N)/Sheffield/Leeds/M67/M62
  2. At junction 23, take the A6140 exit to Ashton-u-Lyne
  3. Turn left onto A6140
  4. Take the 1st right onto Manchester Rd/A635
  5. Continue to follow A635 Going through 1 roundabout
  6. Slight left onto Scotland St/A670
  7. Take the 1st right to stay on Scotland St/A670
  8. Slight left onto Park Parade/A635
  9. Continue to follow A635
  10. Slight right onto Stamford St/A6018
  11. Continue to follow A6018
  12. Turn right onto Acres Ln/B6175
  13. Take the 3rd left onto Baker St

Estimated Journey Time  -  22 Minutes, but allow sufficient time to account for M67 delays.

Post Code for Sat Nav;  SK15 2RT

Pic-Darren Berry.

Nearest Real Ale pubs;

0.3m     Waggon & Horses

0.4m       Dog & Partridge  

Both the above are on Mottram Road.

Coach Travel: 

The Fingerpost Flyer departs 1.30, then picks up on Mercian Way at 1.45. Adults £8 / Under 16's £5

                         Ring Lou on 07896536757 to book.

Ian Brown


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