Madejski Stadium, Behind East Stand

A Christmas treat and mystery

For the past few years we’ve been trying to track down all the early (pre-1990) film and TV footage of Reading matches. We thought we knew what had been filmed and what had been lost (the Robin Friday era) but somehow accidentally came across four a half minutes of an utterly ordinary Division Three match from 1959.
We have no idea who filmed it or why or where it was shown but it looks like TV highlights from an era before there were TV highlights. So, for a taste of Elm Park in a very by-gone era and a Jimmy Wheeler goal, here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zd9c3Ks29Vs.