Thursday 3rd September 2009
No match to report on, but we were in Whitby and decided to take a look round the local side’s ground. After being used to high-security Premier League operations, it was quite odd being able to walk straight in and take pictures. I wasn’t complaining though.
Whitby Town (nicknamed ‘the Seasiders’ due to their coastal position) currently play in the Unibond Northern Premier League, which is their highest ever division and six leagues below the top-flight. Since their formation as Streaneshalch Football Club in 1880 they have had a wide variety of names, including Whitby Church Temperance (which sounds more like a song by The Fall than a football team), before settling on their current moniker in 1949.
Judging by the crest used on Whitby’s official website, this is either an old badge or an alternative one. It references the ammonite fossils for which Whitby is famous.
Whitby’s shirt colours of blue with red and white trim are inspired by the Italian side Sampdoria.
It seems the latest visitors to the Turnbull Ground, Kendal Town, left one of their balls behind – although they did manage to take all three points. (3-2 with the winner coming in the dying seconds.)
Views from the main stand, along with groundsman.
Dressing rooms. The away team and the officials’ rooms are a little too close for comfort…