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LEYTONSTONE AND ILFORD BY ROGER ESTOP

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LEYTONSTONE AND ILFORD BY ROGER ESTOP
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Rewind to Saturday 26 April 1986 on a sunny spring afternoon where the curtain was about to come down on 100 years of history at the 4000 capacity Granleigh Road home to Leytonstone & Ilford FC. The club subsequently merged with Walthamstow Avenue to form Redbridge Forest, which in turn merged with Dagenham FC in 1992 to form Dagenham & Redbridge FC. All four merged clubs had proud histories as amateur clubs but all had to face the reality of dwindling attendances.

Roger Estop captured the last game at Granleigh Road on film which you can see in this rather marvellous IBWM gallery. 

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