Away Ground Guide- Stalybridge Celtic ( Tuesday 9 August 2016)

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)-
these were all the prices advertised ,past experience has shown they can be increased late on.

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 some of the stewarding shows an excess of zeal at times.

Welcome to Bower Fold.......


Gone last season was the  Bower Fold show stopper of old.....their `Bacon Roll’- that of the swaying mound of bacon perched atop a bland roll......

Show Stopper !

........ no ...last season's fare had an altogether more  ominous hue about it… I eyed the fulsome menu and made my choice….” Pie and gravy”.
The purveyor of pies looked at me with a look of incredulity on his face, ”gravy?”…..”not peas?”. Now…you all know me as a brave lad….if an impatient one, so I quickly put the man right and took said portion onto the nearby terrace. I immediately realised that for once my bravery was misplaced as I stared into the solid mass of brown stuff surrounding my pie. The gravy just did not move at all….the stuff of nightmares, not a great start to the afternoon! 

Clock that gravy folks ! warned and maybe have a bite afore ye go !

The choice !


At £2.00 for 40 pages I thought `Bower Bulletin’ was reasonable value, but  last season's pre match comments from Martyn Torr on page 3 that there would be a  good sporting contest ”  never stood  a chance  as is the norm at this fiesty fixture.


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, if you go that way.

Post Code for Sat Nav;  SK15 2RT

Some  Real Ale pubs;

0.8m     Waggon & Horses

0.4m       Dog & Partridge

Both the above are on Mottram Road.

Coach Travel:
The Fingerpost Flyer will get you there....

From Finger 18:15
From Edgeley 18:30

£8 (under 16, £5)

Ring Lou on 07896536757 to book.

Ian Brown


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