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Your memories of the Memorial Ground
Posted by: our home
Date: 04/04/2008 22:52
Bristol's Memorial Ground was opened in 1921 and dedicated to the memory of the rugby players of the city who had given their lives in the Great War.

It has, since this time, been the home to Bristol Rugby Club, and has also hosted international matches, as well as many Bristol Combination matches for junior clubs.

It is famous as the headquarters of rugby in Bristol.

At the end of this season the Memorial Ground in its current guise - though with new stands, still recognisably the same ground that has been there since the 1920s - will be demolished and replaced with a 18,500 seat stadium.

This moment in the history of Bristol rugby and the Memorial Ground seems a fitting time to pause and to remember what the Memorial Ground has been and has meant to the city and to its rugby community.

We hope that anyone with any connection to Bristol Rugby Club, rugby in Bristol or the Memorial Ground will take the chance to add their memories of this special place and the times that they spent there.

Add your thoughts and memories below. When did you first go to the Memorial Ground? What are your memories of great games you have seen? Who do you go with? Where do you stand or sit? How has the Ground changed in the time that you have been going? What does the Memorial Ground mean to you?

Let's build up a record of the place of the Mem in the history of our city and our rugby club.

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