Millers On The March - Wealdstone FC
The present club was formed at the start of the 1899-1900 season. They began with a friendly match on 7 October 1899, winning 6-1 at Northwood. Unfortunately, just 7 years later, the club were forced to close down, largely through lack of interest among both players and fans.
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The club then Reformed in 1909 From the 1920s onwards, though now drawing very sizeable crowds for amateur football, the club had little success on the pitch until the 1950s.
Some of the clubs past players have included Vinny Jones and Stuart Pearce and more recently Jermaine Beckford.
The club have played at Wembley three times, including their FA Trophy win over Boston United in 1985.
The club is based in Ruislip, in the London Borough of Hillingdon and currently lay in fourth position in the Ryman Premier Division, three tiers below the Millers, with only one league defeat this season and the only club to take a point off leaders Dartford this campaign.
It was only last year that the club were given a home of their own after 17 years of groundsharing, when the 12 acre site at Grosvenor Vale, home to Ruoslip Manor Sports and social club, was acquired under the current chairman's consortium.Founded: 1899
Nickname: Royals, The Stones
Home Colours: Royal Blue shirts with white trim, Royal Blue shorts, Royal Blue socks
Away Colours: Yellow Shirts, Blue Shorts, Yellow socks
Ground: The Vale
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From the M1: Follow Signs for Heathrow Airport on the M25. Come off at Junction 16 onto the A40, come off at The Polish War Memorial junction A4180 sign posted to Ruislip, continue on West End Road, right into Grosvenor Vale after approx 1.5 miles, the ground is at the end of the road.
From the M25: Take Junction 16 Off M25 onto A40. Then Come Off at The Polish War Memorial junction A4180 sign posted to Ruislip, continue on West End Road, right into Grosvenor Vale after approx 1.5 miles, the ground is at the end of the road.
From the M4: Junction 4B, take the M25 Towards Watford, come Off Junction 16 and join A40, come off at The Polish War Memorial junction A4180 sign posted to Ruislip, continue on West End Road, right into Grosvenor Vale after approx 1.5 miles, the ground is at the end
By Rail: From Ruislip Manor Station (Metropolitan Line) turn left out of the station, then 1st right into Shenley Avenue, 3rd left into Cranley Drive, the ground is 50 yards on the left. Seating (Only 76 tickets): £20
You can take the Metroploitan line between Kings Cross / St Pancras and Harrow or the Central Line from Central London to Ruislip Gardens. Turn right out of the station and walk under the bridge.
There will be a pub on your left called The Bell, this is the last pub before the ground. Keep going along West End Road until you reach a sharp 90 degree bend to the left. There is a small turning to the right, off the bend, turn right here instead of following it all the way round you'll see the ground in front of you. 15 - 20 mins walk from the station.
Terracing (350 tickets):
Concession (Over 65, Under 16, unemployed*, students*): £10
Tickets go on general sale tomorrow morning (Wednesday 4th) at 9am. The Bell near Ruislip gardens Tube, JJ Moons (Freehouse) by Ruislip Manor Tube is recommended.
There are a few bars in Ruislip High Street and a decent size clubhouse at the ground. The Rugby Club in West End Road may be open too.
MillersMAD wishes you all a safe journey.