Big birthday for Molineux

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Molineux, The Golden Palace or even The Custard Bowl - it doesn't matter what you call it, next week marks 125 years since Wolves moved in to their famous home.

It was on September 7 in 1889 that the lads in gold and black played their first league game at the Waterloo Road stadium in a 2-0 victory over Notts County.

Since then, Molineux has established itself as one of the most iconic football arenas in the country.

Rich with history, it has hosted World Cup qualifiers and classic FA Cup ties but the televised floodlit European nights of the 1950s were where Wolves and Molineux became household names.

For more than 100 years, fans have cheered, laughed, cried and thrown the odd verbal dagger at opposing fans and a referee or two.

The statutes of greats Billy Wright and Stan Cullis stand proudly outside the stadium and in 2003 a more recent legend, Steve Bull had a stand named after him.

There have been the cult heroes of Derek Dougan and John Richards and the villains of Tomasz Frankowski (corr) and Robert Taylor but all remain etched into the mind of Wolves supporters.

And the Express & Star wants fans to share their memories of Molineux from years gone by.

Send your stories and pictures from the home of the Wolves.


Were you there during the days of the Bhatti brothers?

Did you see Wolves taking on the great Honved side in the 1950s?

When Bully scored his 300th goal for the club against Bradford City, were you one of the thousands in attendance?

And was it true Peter Broadbent's body swerve sent not only the defence the wrong way but the North Bank too?


To mark the anniversary, Wolves will be exhibiting photography of Molineux at the club's museum where children can visit for £1.

They will also be producing a commemorative programme for today's game against Blackburn Rovers priced at £3.

Share your memories in the 'Comment' section below, or upload your Molineux images to Star Witness.

The best picture sent to Star Witness each month wins £100.

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