Twickenham Rugby Ground   PhillipC

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Places in History

Twickenham – Twickenham Rugby Ground

1907 - The Rugby Football Union buys 8.9 acres of land which become known as Billy Williams Cabbage Patch from its former agricultural use.

1909 - Stands A and B are built and the South Terrace is started at Twickenham Rugby ground .

1913 - The Rugby Football Union acquires an additional 1.6 acres of land for Twickenham Rugby ground

1924 - The first omnibus service starts to Twickenham Rugby ground, and the RFU buys 7 more acres of land.

1931 - A new West stand is completed at Twickenham Rugby ground increasing spectator capacity to 74,000, and an additional 6 acres of land are purchased.

1954 - The Jehovah's Witnesses' first convention at Twickenham Rugby ground takes place.

1981 - A new South Stand is built at Twickenham Rugby ground.

1990 - A new North Stand opens at Twickenham Rugby ground.

1993 - A new East Stand is built at Twickenham Rugby ground.

1995 - New West Stand opens at Twickenham rugby ground increasing capacity to 75,000.

2003 - Permission granted for 3 concerts a year at Twickenham Rugby ground and the Rolling Stones play the first concert.

2006 - A new South stand opens at Twickenham Rugby stadium, increasing capacity to 82,000.


List of places already entered

Twickenham and Whitton timeline

Sources — for this page Harris

Contributors — to this page MC (BOTLHS)

External links
    Rugby Ground Twickenham Museum