This module shows the Serene Rovers Football ground with a match being played (between Serene Rovers and Rather United),
In Serene there are three football (soccer) teams from different parts of the country - Serene Rovers, Rather United and Losea City. The players are Subbuteo figures picked up for pennies at boot fares. At nearly six foot six inches tall these are strapping lads. They
need to have their bases removed but represent footballers, goal keepers, a referee and linesmen and were prepainted. The ball was made from a small round headed map pin.
Stands are arranged around three sides of a pitch made from grass sheet. The fourth side has a wire mesh fence (old curtain net with toothpick posts painted with silver paint) leading to the rail track. Although dangerous, along this fence on the track there are several figures watching the match from trackside. Further down the track is a policeman watching these people - will he take action or
he let them continue watching for free? The pitch is a little undersize but there is still room for 19 players (one player had been hurt). two goal keepers, a referee and two linesmen.
These were made from Atlas Motor Racing stand kits that I picked up decades ago. I combined two to make a stand for the long side of the pitch and used the kits much as they were for the short sides. Because the stands were open I added black corrugated iron roofs (to keep out some of the rain). They were populated by a large number of seated people - again Subbuteo figures but (unfortunately
in this case) unpainted. Plus, there are police standing in front of the stands - but as this is the 1930s they are not there to deal with crowd problems or drunks - just the occasional over excited spectator. Besides the police there is a first aid post with a nurse standing outside. The police and the nurse are Langley Models.
The module is a standard module (22.4 inches long by 15.25 inches wide by 3 inches deep).