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Hillsborough, Sheffield EAW640726

HILLSBOROUGH Stadium, Sheffield. Aerial view of the home of Sheffield Wednesday Football Club. Photographed in 1995 - in May Trevor Francis was sacked when the Owls finished only 13th in the Premiership. Hillsborough played host to Group 2 matches at the 1966 World Cup. Aerofilms Collection (see Links)

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This aerial photograph, taken by Aerofilms in 1995, captures the iconic Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, the proud home of Sheffield Wednesday Football Club. With its distinctive bowl shape and expansive seating, Hillsborough has been a significant part of British football history for over six decades. In this image, the meticulously manicured pitch stands out in lush green, surrounded by the terraces and seating areas that have witnessed countless thrilling matches. At the time of this photograph, Hillsborough had recently played host to Group 2 matches during the 1966 FIFA World Cup, showcasing the stadium's ability to accommodate large crowds and international competition. However, the year 1995 brought a significant change to the football club. Trevor Francis, the manager who had led Sheffield Wednesday to the FA Cup victory in 1991, was dismissed after the team finished a disappointing 13th place in the Premiership. Despite this setback, the spirit of the Owls and their loyal fanbase remained unwavering, as they continued to support their team through thick and thin. As the sun casts a warm glow over Hillsborough, this photograph serves as a testament to the enduring passion for football and the sense of community that has long defined this historic stadium. A true recreational landmark and a source of pride for the people of Sheffield, Hillsborough continues to be a beacon for football lovers and a cherished part of British sports history.

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