What is left of Burnden?

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What is left of Burnden?

Post by jetsetwilly » Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:55 pm

Just noticed for sale on eBay some seats from Burnden. Bit steep at £250 for 4 rusting seats. Just wondered if anyone had any seats, crush barriers etc. And what value you put on them. I'd love some bit was at uni when we moved and couldn't afford to buy. Wouldn't mind crush barrier or seats in decent nick

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Re: What is left of Burnden?

Post by jonnybwfc » Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:14 pm

Not Burden-related, but I bought a dugout chair from the Reebok a few years ago. It was when Reebok ended their sponsorship, and since the seats had the Reebok logo, the club auctioned about 40 of them on ebay.

The father-in-law attached some wheels on the bottom and turned it into a desk chair for the office. I don't have an office, so it's only been sat in once. Think it's on the balcony right now.
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Re: What is left of Burnden?

Post by General Mannerheim » Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:52 am

£600!!! http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bolton-Wander ... Sw1DtXD8H3" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: What is left of Burnden?

Post by palindromeofbolton » Sat Dec 17, 2016 6:17 pm

I went to the auction with my Dad (which must've been about 20 years ago now, ffs).

We came away with two sets of three plastic turquoise seats - I think they were from the dugout area (which would explain why they were in sections of three) but same colour as the Lever End seats. Can't remember if we took them away on the day or had to go back for them, but bear in mind we live in Edinburgh so were bombing up the M6 at some point with six seats strapped to the roof rack. :)

We also got the 'A' from the BOLTON WANDERERS FC signage on the west stand and one of a load of footballs that were up for grabs. We bid blind for this and when we got our hands on it discovered it was a piece of scabby, deflated shit - like a ball you played with as a kid which your mum then finds buried under the leylandii 10 years later. But hey ho. :lol:

I can't remember what we paid (well, what my Dad paid) for it all tbh. Very very roughly I'd say the seats were no more than 80 or 90 quid for each set. The signage letter was maybe somewhere between 40 and 70 quid, and the football 20 quid or so.

My Dad's still got it all. The 'A' is up in his spare room/office and they bolted the seats onto a couple of concrete slabs to be brought out in the summer.

If anyone wants to buy the football for two grand or so I'm happy to act as an agent between the parties. 8)

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Re: What is left of Burnden?

Post by TANGODANCER » Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:47 pm

Would appreciate a bit of help on this. Dug up this whilst sorting out some items. I put it up years ago but was told I had the date wrong. Not sure why, but somebody commented on the jackets worn by other being later than 1979. That's me in the trendy white anorak that I based my memory on, but if anybody can pinpoint the time I'd be obliged and change it on the pic. It's a Burnden memory so I'd like it right.

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Re: What is left of Burnden?

Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:56 pm

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Would appreciate a bit of help on this. Dug up this whilst sorting out some items. I put it up years ago but was told I had the date wrong. Not sure why, but somebody commented on the jackets worn by other being later than 1979. That's me in the trendy white anorak that I based my memory on, but if anybody can pinpoint the time I'd be obliged and change it on the pic. It's a Burnden memory so I'd like it right.

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Can't be specific but I'd say that's 90s. If I recall correctly, that white fascia with the big Great Lever sign (and others) came in during Rioch's time, or possibly late Neal. Also, when did we start getting casualwear stuff designed by Reebok (like the person on the left)?

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Re: What is left of Burnden?

Post by Andy Waller » Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:11 pm

Dave Sutton's barnet wrote:
Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:56 pm
TANGODANCER wrote:
Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:47 pm
Would appreciate a bit of help on this. Dug up this whilst sorting out some items. I put it up years ago but was told I had the date wrong. Not sure why, but somebody commented on the jackets worn by other being later than 1979. That's me in the trendy white anorak that I based my memory on, but if anybody can pinpoint the time I'd be obliged and change it on the pic. It's a Burnden memory so I'd like it right.

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Can't be specific but I'd say that's 90s. If I recall correctly, that white fascia with the big Great Lever sign (and others) came in during Rioch's time, or possibly late Neal. Also, when did we start getting casualwear stuff designed by Reebok (like the person on the left)?
We had the training gear from about 1992 onwards so I'd say around then.
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Re: What is left of Burnden?

Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:17 pm

TD, if you have the original rather than just a scan, can you make out what's on the flag those two are holding?

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Re: What is left of Burnden?

Post by TANGODANCER » Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:22 pm

Have to go off facts, ie training gear dates etc, 1982 etc, but I thought it was earlier. Thanks for the help.
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Re: What is left of Burnden?

Post by Andy Waller » Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:25 pm

TANGODANCER wrote:
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:22 pm
Have to go off facts, ie training gear dates etc, 1982 etc, but I thought it was earlier. Thanks for the help.

Could you not go off greyness density of your hair??
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Re: What is left of Burnden?

Post by TANGODANCER » Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:26 pm

Dave Sutton's barnet wrote:
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:17 pm
TD, if you have the original rather than just a scan, can you make out what's on the flag those two are holding?
I got it from a B.N pic I think DSB, and the one here is saved from a file so I can't do much there.

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Re: What is left of Burnden?

Post by Bruce Rioja » Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:45 pm

Our first Reebok sponsored shirts (made by Matchwinner) came out in 1990 as I recall.
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Re: What is left of Burnden?

Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:56 pm

Bruce Rioja wrote:
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Our first Reebok sponsored shirts (made by Matchwinner) came out in 1990 as I recall.
Indeed they did – see this wonderful wormhole of a timewaster here. Matchwinner made them until 1993. Given that the Bolton fan on the left of the photo has the Reebok insignia on the back rather than the front of their jumper (indicating that Reebok made, rather than sponsored, the garment), I would say that this is from 1993 at the earliest.

Tango - you could always ask the BN, as it's their picture. They'll be short-staffed but I reckon they'll find out for you.

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Re: What is left of Burnden?

Post by TANGODANCER » Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:58 pm

Well, the pic certainly isn't 1979 so I'll just trim it off and leave it without date till such time as I can confirm it. Thanks all for the help.
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Re: What is left of Burnden?

Post by TANGODANCER » Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:46 pm

Here's a thought: What if the jacket doesn't say Reebok at all? In this pic it sure doesn't look like it, but...???
The flag writing looks to start with an f? Just wondering...

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Re: What is left of Burnden?

Post by Prufrock » Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:50 pm

That's definitely a Reebok jacket TD, logo, letters everything. Take it as a compliment if I were you. Still looking that good in the early 90s anyone would think it was 15 years earlier :D
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Re: What is left of Burnden?

Post by Worthy4England » Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:55 pm

That flag looks a bit Fulhamish.

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Re: What is left of Burnden?

Post by Harry Genshaw » Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:50 pm

The flag looks like those that we did for the league cup final in 1995.
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Re: What is left of Burnden?

Post by TANGODANCER » Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:31 pm

Dave Sutton's barnet wrote:
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:17 pm
TD, if you have the original rather than just a scan, can you make out what's on the flag those two are holding?
Unfortunately my original is just a paper pic DSB. I can make out from it that the bottom of the flag has a coloured rectangle, like a photograph of some thing, but no more. It's a bit baffling trying to remember when I had that white anorak. I remember it very well but my memory is not up to much on some things. Guess I'll leave the date off it altogether as 79 is obviously wrong. (Not even sure where I got that from but it's always been on the pic. ).
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Re: What is left of Burnden?

Post by Burnden Paddock » Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:41 pm

TANGODANCER wrote:
Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:47 pm
Would appreciate a bit of help on this. Dug up this whilst sorting out some items. I put it up years ago but was told I had the date wrong. Not sure why, but somebody commented on the jackets worn by other being later than 1979. That's me in the trendy white anorak that I based my memory on, but if anybody can pinpoint the time I'd be obliged and change it on the pic. It's a Burnden memory so I'd like it right.

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My first thought was to say about 1993 but can't be more specific than that. What the photo did for me was evoke memories of the cart on the corner and the smell of burgers and fried onions.

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