‘Reeking’ Forgotten photos from The Jungle and around Celtic Park

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Forgotten photos from The Jungle and around Celtic Park (Photos 191-250 from 800)…

We promised you photographs of the Jungle this evening, images that you never thought you’d see again and will remember vividly and the memories will come flooding back. Talking of flooding…someone says that you can’t smell a photograph, well not sure you will agree with the that assessment when you get to the end of this batch from our collection which has much more to deliver this week!

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

These photographs were given to The Celtic Star in the summer by the former Celtic director Tom Grant who found them totally forgotten about up in his loft when he was doing a clear-out ahead of a house move.

Tom kindly contacted The Celtic Star and offered them to us to digitalise and share with the wider Celtic support on his favourite Celtic site.

Earlier this evening we published 40 new photographs, mostly of the internal work as the extension to the Main Stand was in progress during the Centenary season. You may recognise many of the lounges and the front reception area coming together in those.

Now have 60 new photographs, taken the number published to 250 from our collection of around 800, all of which we’ll share with you this week. And we may add the earlier batch that were also given to us by Tom Grant, just ahead of the Covid lockdown. These pictures show the demolition work at the Celtic end, the Jungle and the Rangers end and the building of the stands that we know and love today.

But tonight you can ‘marvel’ at the facilities, the convenience of the catering units in close proximity to the Gents which will have you thinking about all those pies and bovrils you consumed over the years.

Memories View right enough, enjoy one last trip through The Jungle…

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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

1 Comment

  1. I few of the photos have a date on them and it was the day after Mo Johnston signed for Rangers in 1989.