Exclusive Photos – Building work continues on the Main Stand Façade at Celtic Park

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Yesterday we started a new series on The Celtic Star featuring an incredible collection of photographs taken by the former Celtic Director Tom Grant that capture so many fascinating insights into the Celtic Park story and also the Barrowfield training facilities just along London Road from the place that we call Paradise.

There are so many  photographs to show you – around 800 actually – and we arranged to have these prints and slides digitalised professionally so that we can show them to the Celtic support in the highest standard possible.

Tom Grant, a few years ago, it was actually the day before we went into lockdown for Covid, gave us two other batches of prints that he had up in his loft, the first covered the demolition of the three ends of the ground, the Celtic End, Rangers End and of course the Jungle before moving on to their replacements in the 60,000 stadium we all know and love today. You can search for these older articles if you want to see those photographs and if you are having trouble finding them drop us a note and we will be happy to assist.

The first and second batch of these new photos appeared in our two articles yesterday and in the second article Matt Corr wrote about Main Stand Façade at Celtic Park. You can catch up with these two articles using the links below…

READ THIS…Exclusive Photos – The Main Stand Façade at Celtic Park

READ THIS…More Exclusive Photos – Plus Matt Corr on the Main Stand Façade at Celtic Park

In these two articles you see the old frontage at Celtic Park which dated back to 1929 (see below) and was certainly in need of a facelift. The new structure that was about to be built essentially opened up new revenue streams for the club, which were much needed as the business of football started to change quite dramatically and that would continue and leave Celtic in a desperate state ahead of the overthrow of the old board and the arrival of Fergus McCann in 1994.

In two parts today, we’ll show you how the building work continued to completion then tomorrow we’ll move onto the work Celtic had to do to get their new facilities ready for the Celtic supporting public to use.

In the meantime enjoy this wee trip back into the history of Celtic Park and thanks for all the kind messages on the first two batches, greatly appreciated…

Tom Grant sitting to the left of Fergus McCann at Celtic Park

Here’s the first of two articles today with more exclusive photographs brought to you by The Celtic Star courtesy of Tom Grant….

The Celtic Star’s Exclusive Photo Gallery begins on the next page…

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About Author

The Celtic Star founder and editor David Faulds has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email editor@thecelticstar.co.uk