THIS week saw work begin on the re-siting of the old Leeds Road turnstile gates at the Galpharm.
Readers may recall that these had been erected at Shaw Timber in Slaithwaite but had suffered storm damage earlier this year.
Thanks to some very careful demolition work by Stephen and Michael Shaw the gates remain intact and will figure prominently on the bank at the southern end of the Antich stand.
It is hoped that all will be ready before the beginning of the new season.
The project has been made possible by a generous bequest from the will of supporter Peter MacGibbon, which will be supplemented jointly by the club and Huddersfield Town Supporters Association.
It is proposed to record the following message on the gate wall when completed:
“Thanks to Shaw Timber, these turnstile gates, from the original Leeds Road ground, are here to commemorate all Town fans who are no longer with us, in particular Peter MacGibbon (1937-2007) whose bequest made this project possible.”
After that will be the inscription: “For a while upon the field of play. Thousands came to cheer them on their way.”