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Dagenhammer 9:07 Wed Sep 23
Boleyn Ground - Boys turnstiles
Quick question for the older generation in here.

Can anyone remember the upper age limit for the children (or Boys) turnstiles in the early 1970's? I think it might have been under 15, but it could have been 14.

Admission prices to the North Bank in those days was 15p for children and 30p for adults.

Cheers

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balders 2:35 Fri Sep 25
Re: Boleyn Ground - Boys turnstiles
Was def 12

lincslink 11:29 Thu Sep 24
Re: Boleyn Ground - Boys turnstiles
My old man took me when I was five and lifted me over the turnstiles for years, was then passed down the front of the North Bank while the old man stood at the same barrier every game.

Far Cough 11:00 Thu Sep 24
Re: Boleyn Ground - Boys turnstiles
Mossford Green, then Gearies for me

SDKFZ 222 10:58 Thu Sep 24
Re: Boleyn Ground - Boys turnstiles
Far Cough, I went to Fairlop Boys, leaving in 1975.

Westham67 10:39 Thu Sep 24
Re: Boleyn Ground - Boys turnstiles
162 from the Roundhouse Dagenham it used to take forever to get home

only1billybonds 10:38 Thu Sep 24
Re: Boleyn Ground - Boys turnstiles
Whats all this talk of 12 and 13 year olds?

My ol man first took me as a 4 year old,by the age of 9 i was a veteran of the North Bank. 😁 And I'd been to all the away games in London before my 10th birthday.

Far Cough 10:36 Thu Sep 24
Re: Boleyn Ground - Boys turnstiles
SDKFZ, great place Barkingside, I grew up there

SDKFZ 222 10:34 Thu Sep 24
Re: Boleyn Ground - Boys turnstiles
I remember being given 50p pocket money by mum back in 1972. This would have paid for two buses each way, a programme and the entrance fee, which I think was 20p back in those days. If I had any money left over then I’d buy some sweets.

As things went up with inflation, I’d still get 50p from my mum, but I’d walk from Barking town centre to the ground, saving the bus fare and then walk from the ground to Barking, before catching a bus back towards Barkingside.

Westham67 10:01 Thu Sep 24
Re: Boleyn Ground - Boys turnstiles
It went on height and facial hair. No one ever asked me my age it was too busy to turn back I was still going through there at 13

arsegrapes 9:53 Thu Sep 24
Re: Boleyn Ground - Boys turnstiles
Always went in with my older brother who was 13yrs and under turnstiles with operators consent together paying nothing, sometimes just for 1, I rarely paid.

arsegrapes 9:50 Thu Sep 24
Re: Boleyn Ground - Boys turnstiles
I remember queueing at about 11am at the NB for Sat 3pm KO. I know it was after decimalisation 1971 as my 1st game was 1973. How much? I'm pretty sure it was 15p, and a bag of chips on the way home was 5p, under what age I'm less certain but I was 11 yrs and I remember I just qualified, so at a guess I think it was under 12's?

Westham67 7:48 Thu Sep 24
Re: Boleyn Ground - Boys turnstiles
2 x 12 year olds for 75% of the price of 2

Admiral Lard 7:37 Thu Sep 24
Re: Boleyn Ground - Boys turnstiles
Got to be pedantic here, it was 13 YO.

I remember simply because as a 13 YO, independently, I travelled to my first game at the Boleyn. West Ham vs Boro, 2nd November '74.

Paid 6p for my program and 20p to stand on the North Bank.
When I became 14 (east end age of adulthood) it went up to 50p!

Cheezey Bell-End 1:10 Thu Sep 24
Re: Boleyn Ground - Boys turnstiles
I remember it as 12, though I usually went in with my brother for his price and a bit more.

Mike Oxsaw 11:58 Thu Sep 24
Re: Boleyn Ground - Boys turnstiles
I remember the half-a-crown turnstiles.

Me and the girlfriend of the time* would squeeze together and get in for 4 bob. Nice little earner for us all.













* - Reader's Voice: "You've NEVER had a girlfriend, you lying CUNT."

Sarge 11:49 Thu Sep 24
Re: Boleyn Ground - Boys turnstiles
I think it was 12 too.

I was always in awe of the number of 11 year olds with full moustaches..........

only1billybonds 9:42 Wed Sep 23
Re: Boleyn Ground - Boys turnstiles
My old man should have paid 2 n 6 (or a tanner) to get me in at my first game. He lifted me over the turnstile and got me in for nothing. This continued for a couple of years til i could walk through the boys turnstile and meet him on the North Bank.

Hermit Road 9:35 Wed Sep 23
Re: Boleyn Ground - Boys turnstiles
I gave up trying it on when I was a foot taller than the old geezer behind the turnstile

Dagenhammer 9:34 Wed Sep 23
Re: Boleyn Ground - Boys turnstiles
Cheers Hermit, that seems more in line with what I remember.

Dandy Lyon 9:16 Wed Sep 23
Re: Boleyn Ground - Boys turnstiles
You need to borrow one?

Hermit Road 9:09 Wed Sep 23
Re: Boleyn Ground - Boys turnstiles
I think it was 12

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