The Old Grandstand Before 1944 Fire and the old Front Gates “Tiger Talk” June 08.
The Grandstand was built in 1927 before burning to the ground in 1944. The mainly wooden structure offered excellent facilities for both players and supporters. The Fire Brigade were called out ay 5.11 am on Friday the 28th July 1944 but the fire had taken hold and nothing survived. All the memorabilia, jumpers, playing equipment and premiership flags were all destroyed.
Claremont Council were reluctant to assist in re-financing a new grandstand which left poor morale among the Club members. However, in an incredible gesture of goodwill, The Collingwood Football Club sent a donation of 50 Guineas to assist with the rebuild.