Take a look at this throwback to 1955!
When Roots Hall was opened in 1955, one of the most imposing features was the magnificent South Bank.
Loved by football ground enthusiasts far and wide, the South Bank was a vast standing terrace that was often packed with home fans, as can be seen from this photograph of a home game against Queens Park Rangers in 1955.
Eventually, flats were built on the top section of the terrace, before the Frank Walton Stand replaced the lower section.
Thanks to David Goody and Peter Miles.
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