A Pub On Each Corner provides a comprehensive and insightful account into Brentford FC’s time at Griffin Park. 165,000 words and 400 pages of Bees brilliance!
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From 1904 to 2020, Griffin Park was the iconic, idiosyncratic, and much-loved home of Brentford FC.
For 116 years, and deriving its name from the symbol of a brewery that owned the orchard before the stadium, Griffin Park witnessed highs and lows and much in-between, hosting over 2,800 football matches and numerous other occasions. One of a kind, it was the only English football stadium that had a pub on each corner.
In this fascinating book, lifelong Bees fan Jonathan Burchill draws from contemporaneous resources to present a unique history of Brentford through season-by-season reviews of the events at Griffin Park. Recounting stories and statistics from both on and off the pitch – from fires to floodlights, from abandoned redevelopment plans to multiple missed penalties – Jonathan weaves an extended, fascinating insight not just into this remarkable West London football club but into the social history affecting those connected with it for over a century.
As the Bees settle into their new home at Brentford Community Stadium in the Premier League, A Pub On Each Corner provides a comprehensive and insightful account into their time at Griffin Park, and is a must-read for any Brentford fan, old or new!
This book is also available for purchase at the Bees Superstore.
by Jonathan Burchill | ISBN: 978-1914066139 | £24.99 | 402pp | print only.