Exclusive – Tom Grant’s Celtic Park Photographs, Holy Ground, Zero

HAVE you been enjoying our exclusive showing of the former Celtic Director and Stadium Manager Tom Grant’s photographs which are providing the Celtic Support, via The Celtic Star, with a unique insight into the demolition of three sides of the old Celtic Park – the Celtic End, the Rangers End and of course the legendary Jungle?

The Main Stand though stayed in place and this could become news over the next year or two. Apparently the steelwork in the Main Stand dates back to 1929 and as such is reaching the stage where it is going to have to be replaced. Other than the Fat Cats and the enemy within Celtic Park’s Press Area, the facilities in the Main Stand are very poor indeed.

It may well be that out of necessity that could change sooner rather than later. Of course the time to have done that, looking back, could have been when the Rangers were on their journey through the lower leagues and sections of Celtic Park were closed and covered with big banners. The numbers attending the games at that time could easily have been accommodated in the other three more modern stands for a season while a new Main Stand was built, perhaps reaching up as high as the Jock Stein and Lisbon Lion stands to its side and the North Stand opposite.

What an arena that will be! But that’s all for the future, but for today, we’ll take you back to August 1994 and see The Holy Ground, ZERO…

But before that here’s a chance for anyone who has missed the earlier instalments over the past few days to catch up. Where have you been?

Tom Grant’s Celtic Park Photographs, Day 1…

Tom Grant’s Celtic Park Photographs Day 2…

Tom Grant’s Celtic Park Photographs Day 3…

Now enjoy today’s photos from the demolition of the old Celtic Park, that are on the next few pages. We’ll have another batch of former Celtic Director Tom Grant’s exclusive photographs from the demolition of the old Celtic Park through the building of the new Paradise tomorrow and every day over the next few weeks exclusively on The Celtic Star…

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The Celtic Star founder and editor, who 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

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