HIGHBURY STADIUM

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The grand old lady of English football passed away in the summer of 2006. She left millions of memories, both collective as personal. Players, managers, the neighbours and generations of Arsenal supporters in England and overseas, keep the monument alive in their hearts.

James, McLintock, Brady, Adams, Wright, Vieira, Bergkamp and Henry………..brilliant football players who lifted the reputation of their stadium sky high. But still, it remained home to working and middle class crowds. Situated amidst common North London streets and houses. Gillespie Road, Avenell Road, Highbury Hill. Close to the tube station that still whispers her name. West Stand, East Stand, North Bank and Clock End. Ask foreign football fans to mention a typical English ground and nine out of ten will shout: High-bu-ry!        

CLOCK END

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Highbury’s South Stand was originally known as the College End. When the iconic Arsenal Clock moved there, it became synonymous to that stand. The legendary Clock End was born.

Clock End became the scene of vocal battles with rival fans, flags, scarves, gooners, stewards and Arsenal players embracing the crowd after just another goal. Especially on derby days the place to be.

We present a snapshot from the past. The late eighties. Clock End just before kick-off, a North London derby with an electric atmosphere. Exactly 30 years after the glorious first division title. Clock End as it used to be before the boxes, seats and modern football.        

THE PAINTING

Making Highbury, Clock End

All Highbury Clock End products are official reproductions of “Highbury Clock End” (2018), a unique painting created by artist Daan de Jong. It represents the Clock End Stand of Highbury Stadium during the late eighties, just before the 1988/1989 redevelopment.

Historic Grounds owns the exclusive reproduction rights. The original painting is part of a private collection and not for sale.

Characteristics original painting:

 

  • Highbury, Clock End (2018)
  • Oil on canvas 
  • 60 × 90 cm