Gosling Stadium

Stadium and running track

By Roger Filler

Gosling Stadium and running track

The sports hall was opened in March 1976 and is named after Reg Gosling, the first Chairman of the WGC Development Corporation. There had been plans to site a stadium in the disused pit off Stanborough Lane from before the Second World War, when WGC Company had an agreement with the army for earth moving to take place.

A public appeal led to the stadium, cycling and running track opening on 4 July 1959. In 1962, a clubhouse was added, along with a small stand.

Do you remember the Stadium site when it was just a rubbish dump. Maybe you were involved in sports there in the 1950s or 60s or raised money for the project. Why not log on and share your memories.

This page was added on 14/06/2009.

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