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Floyd Road - why not Harvey gardens?

The Valley isn't actually on Floyd road so why is that it's address?

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    If it wasn't in Floyd Rd. we wouldn't have a song. 'Valley Harvey Gardens' doesn't quite scan ;0)
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    it only dawned on me when i was explaing the song to my youngest and his mates when approaching the ground last saturday - i knew somebody on here would have the answer - thanks VM.
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    edited November 2012
    There is an interesting piece on this in one of the first Charlton Histories, "History and High Lights of Charlton Athletic FC (1903 (sic) - 1946)

    Appears George Harvey was a local developer and Tee-totaller who tried to block the move to the Valley in 1919 as they were backed by Arthur Floyd, the publican of the Royal Oak.

    Floyd was a big supporter of the Club. He let the players change in the pub and store goal posts there when we played in Pound Park.

    I assume the Club's decision to use Floyd Road rather than Harvey Gardens (the Valley is in both) as its address was a nod to Arthur being a top bloke and George being a right .......
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    Ok, thanks Henry - lucky it's a big, red and white place....
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    l always thought that hsrvey gardens was built to house the workers. of G A harvey the large sheet metal factory on the thames. Actualy it is a wonder the houses are still standing after the shooting skills of terry bullivant in the mid 80's.
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    The main entrance to the Valley is in Floyd Road - just at the end past the last house.

    Hope this helps.
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    The Valley isn't actually on Floyd road so why is that it's address?

    Erm...I think you'll find it is.

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    The Valley isn't actually on Floyd road so why is that it's address?

    Floyd Road becomes Harvey Gardens directly in front of the exit to the right of the Club ''Super'' store.

    Hope this geographical/planning department insight help clear up any confusion related to this thread.

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