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1970 - West opening their Brierton Lane Clubhouse

At the end of the 60s, Rovers, West and Old Boys all moved into purpose built Clubhouses with changing facilities, remarkably, West and Old Boys opened their clubhouses on succeeding days, Tuesday 1st September 1970 at Brierton Lane and then Wednesday 2nd September, Old Boys officially opened Mayfield Park.  The RFU President Bill Ramsay opened both facilities each followed by a special game, West taking on The Dolphins, an Invitation side raised by Hartley Elliott, (Old Boys with Keith Baggs “Bacchanalians”).

The development at Brierton Lane came about as a result of West losing the Greyhound Stadium in Clarence Road and the new development also saw them having to leave their headquarters at 14/16 Hart Road. The last night at the old Clubhouse was on 11th July, 1970.

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