WATCH: Take a look back in time at Norwich City’s former home, The Nest

'On the Ball City' Exhibition at Norwich Castle, last minute changes being made, so it is ready for

'On the Ball City' Exhibition at Norwich Castle, last minute changes being made, so it is ready for the Queen. picture shows a photograph of fans at the old NCFC grounds - 'The Nest', no date . <Pic by Natasha Lyster> <Copy by Simon Dunford> <16-07-02> edp 17/7/02

The Nest was Norwich City Football Club's second home following a move from its Newmarket Road ground.

The 1935 FA Cup match between Norwich and Sheffield Wednesday saw the Nest packed with a record atte

The 1935 FA Cup match between Norwich and Sheffield Wednesday saw the Nest packed with a record attendance of 25,037 people. A month later the grounds were ruled unsafe to host large crowds by the Football Association which saw Carrow Road being built in 82 days so it was ready for the new season. 1935. Picture: Archant Library - Credit: Archant Library

The ground was established in 1908 and the name came from the association with the Canaries.

Built into a former chalk pit on Rosary Road, it proved quite hazardous to spectators and players as it needed to be stabilised by a number of concrete walls.

Jimmy Stokes famously broke his leg after running into a wall.

The ground was upgraded in 1910, but the terraces remained close to the pitch and during a match against Northampton in 1922, the fencing gave way on top of one of the concrete walls and more than 50 spectators fell onto the pitch. Fortunately there were no serious injuries.


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An attendance record was set in 1935 during a FA Cup tie against Sheffield Wednesday when 25,037 people turned up to watch. The club moved to Carrow Road the following season.

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