Ayresome Park Memories, 20th Anniversary Edition
Ayresome Park will always have a very special place in the hearts of ‘Boro supporters of a certain age. It is now 20 years since the ground’s closure, and this edition of the book is a 20th anniversary look back at the great old stadium.
The book, which has an updated foreword by the last goalscorer at Ayresome Park, John Hendrie, provides a lovingly researched and fascinating insight into the history of a much-loved stadium.
Drawing on the detailed reminiscences of both players and supporters together with the recreation of famous games and events throughout the stadium’s 92 year existence.
Ayresome Park Memories is a peerless book that takes Boro fans on a fascinating and nostalgic journey back through the history of their club in the 20th century.
About the Authors
John Wilson was born in Stockton-on-Tees and has been a Middlesbrough supporter for as long as he can remember. He is a graduate of the Open University, a former deputy head and college tutor and has recently retired from dealing in sporting memorabilia.
Eric Paylor was introduced to the delights of Ayresome Park when, as a cub reporter on the Hartlepool Mail, he covered Middlesbrough’s glory years under Jack Charlton.
He later joined the Middlesbrough Evening Gazette progressing to chief sports writer until his retirement in 2011. He
continues to write as a freelance.