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Clearing the pitch - Christmas Eve 1938

25 May 2017

Famous image of weather disrupting a game from 1938

During the close season, we will be bringing you some historic images throughout Southend United's history.
Every Thursday will see a different image uploaded from a memorable game, moment or event.
Southend United moved from the Kursaal to Southend Stadium in 1934. 
Unlike matches today, the weather very seldom caused postponements and all hands were mobilised to help clear the pitch when required. 
Unfortunately, the weather won on this occasion.
Clearing the pitch - 1938
Thanks to David Goody and Peter Miles.
If the history of Southend United Football Club fascinates you, please follow @SUFC_History on Twitter, where David and Peter regularly post photos from the club's 110 year history. 

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