|FORMER STAND AT BOLSOVER TOWN FC|
After a window watching delay of an hour the blog set off to hopefully get some access to Moor Lane the home of the former Coalite Sports and then Bolsover Town. We left The pillar Of The Rock and a circuitous route which took in a sheltered view of the Castle one of Bolsover's highlights the others being The Model Village a futuristic idea of village layout, in its time and of course The Beast Dennis Skinner MP who was not prowling the Market Sq today.
|THE BOTTOM PITCH|
To the right is the bottom pitch of two full sized pitches and this is probably now the better kept of the town with a couple of steady wooden dug outs in situ moving up to the top pitch which is the former site of senior non league football in the town that is the point of our visit and upon entry via a gap in the concrete panelled wall we have to the left a junior size pitch which normally house a young Bolsover Town.
|STAND NOW ON JUNIOR PITCH NOT SURE IF FORMER FURNITURE FROM MAIN PITCH|
The main pitch to the right is resting from its Sunday League activities which sees FC UTD Of Bolsover ply their trade and indeed win the Chesterfield Sunday League 2 title this year alongside a remarkable Alma Cup win at The Proact Stadium too.
|FORMER BOLSOVER TOWN FC PITCH|
Historically the site was an excellent facility which had Chesterfield FC reserves playing and training here in a time when Coalite were also Chesterfield's major shirt sponsors. The club on the site was Coalite FC [Sports and Social Club] and after local success spent a small time in The Midlands Regional Alliance gaining immediate promotion from league 1 to the Premier League.
|DUG OUTS AND RAILING STILL IN PLACE|
A great shame that the people who worked so hard to move the club forward into senior non league football could not receive the further support they needed to keep this level of football in a town the size of Bolsover but as we all know its hard work and so lies another sad story of a football club disappearing off the map.
|THE PAST LIVES ON|