I recently teamed up with football author Paul Smith regarding a project I had been considering for some time. My aim was to create a series of posters focussing on English football stadiums that are no longer with us. Paul kindly agreed to let me use some of the source materials / maps he and his wife had collected over the years during his own research. I will keep adding additional clubs to the project dependent on demand, so please drop me line or use the comments section below if you would like your own club inlcuded
Due to an unprecedented demand, the second ground i decided to tackle in this series was Highbury. The quote shown in the bottom right hand corner is that of Herbert Chapman – “Whoever heard of Gillespie Road… It’s Arsenal around here” – those famous words were uttered during his quest to change the name of Gillespie Road Tube Station to Arsenal. The date, for those that are interested, coincides with the errection of the North Bank roof.