“…and the crowd goes wild at the Bone Works end!“
Map of the week – Stratford 1894 OS County Series 1:10,000
For those lucky enough to have a ticket to the Olympic stadium you may find yourselves sitting in what could be called the ‘Bone Works’ end.
It is common practice for the stands of modern stadia to be named after features and locations in the local environment. By looking at this County Series map from 1894, two years before the first modern games were held in Athens, you can see how the history of the landscape could influence the naming of the present day stadium.
So, if you hear people mentioning the Knobshill stand overlooking the one hundred metres track, the Distillery stand opposite or even the Tallow Works end, you’ll know that, for some, Stratford’s past lives on. Find maps of your area.