25 Years of Lost Grounds & Stands



Testimonials received:
"Utterly brilliant...[the] most important book since the Simon Inglis £20 I ever spent" - Si (Twitter)
"Brilliant book, really superb" - Steve Bailey (Facebook)
"just needs one word to describe it - Stunning" - Norman Spencer (Facebook)
"it has literally blown me away" - Dave Reynolds (email)
"a magnificent and vitally historic production" - Paul Roth (email)
"First time I have ever been overwhelmed by a book" - Martin Berry (Twitter)
"It's blown my mind" - Alasdair MacMillan (Twitter DM)
"Superb book, everything about it is brilliant" - Nigel Wiggin (email)
"Humongously recommended, it's completely absorbing" - Paul Sawyer (Twitter)
"the best grounds book for decades" - YourFootballProgramme (Twitter)
"a work of art... 10 out of 10... 5 stars" - Bryn Dyer (Email)

To mark the magazine’s 100th edition, a brand new Groundtastic book has been published.  Called The Cemetery End, the book is a pictorial collection of grounds and stands that have disappeared from the British footballing landscape in the last quarter of a century.  Running to 228 all-colour pages, and in A4 landscape format, the book went on sale in March 2020.

Organised in a year-by-year format, more than 350 grounds and stands are featured, ranging from Wembley Stadium to Axminster Town’s Sector Lane ground.  Each ground and stand is accompanied by a short description highlighting the history of the structure, and how and when it met its end.

Eighteen months in the making, The Cemetery End is the only place where the lost grounds stands of the last 25 years can be viewed in one place; it is a seminal work. 


All copies of the book have now been sold.  However, we do have plans to publish a 'prequel' to the book, covering the period from 1970 to 1994 at which point we also plan to reprint The Cemetery End book. We will reveal further information in due course, later in 2022.

A digital version of the book is available to purchase on our digital platform by clicking here

Thank you to all that have purchased or shown an interest in this project.

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