Reckless provides his final travel pack of the season for the Bees' trip to Kidderminster on Saturday.
Saturday 18th April 2015
Stadium: Aggborough Stadium, Hoo Road, Kidderminster, DY10 1NB
Telephone: 01562 823 931
Club Colours: Red and White
Nickname: The Harriers
Gary Whild, who had an extensive career in non-league as a player with Moor Green and Stratford Town has been at the helm since March 2014 and had been the number two under previous “gaffers” Steve Burr and Andy Thorn. He has managed at Redditch United.
Brief Directions by Road and Rail:
Via the M25, M40 and M42 get onto the M5 heading north. Leave M5 at junction 4 (signposted A491 Stourbridge). After approximately five miles, turn left onto A456 and follow towards Kidderminster. At roundabout on Kidderminster Ring Road, take first exit (signposted A451 Stourport). At next roundabout, take first exit (signposted A448 Bromsgrove), then take first turning on right (Hoo Road).Aggborough Stadium is approximately half a mile along on the left hand side. Kidderminster Station is only half a mile away from the stadium and you can smell the legendary Aggborough Soup in the air.
Car parking is available at either end of the stadium, at the South Stand Car Park and Stadium Close Car Park (£5 per car, £10 per mini-bus and £15 per coach).
The supporters’ coach will leave the Hive at 10:00 with earlier pick up points at Potters Bar Station, Barnet (three separate places), Whetstone and Edgware starting at 9am. The price is £27 return. Due to increased demand, supporters must book in advance by 17:00 on Friday to be guaranteed a seat. To book now simply call 020 8381 3800 and select option one, book online by clicking here or visit The Hive Shop in person.
Eating and Drinking Locally:
The fayre inside Aggy is renowned as some of the best in the country at this level in the past. Homemade pies and gravy were a must as was the Cottage pie, which I do hope is still presented. What I can confirm is the legendary homemade Aggborough soup is still available. The Harriers Arms can be found next to the stadium where visiting fans are permitted in small numbers. The Railway Bell, next to the station is a great bet for a pie and a pint while the King and Castle (inside the station) is a gem for real ales and ciders.
The ground, which has been in existence since 1890, was the first in the country to host a floodlit FA Cup match, when on 14th September 1955 Harriers played Brierley Hill Alliance in a preliminary round replay, which Harriers won 4-2. The main or Reynolds Stand is a single-tier stand built in 1994 with executive areas to its rear. Opposite is the smart-looking East Stand, opened in 2003 which replaced the original much-loved terrace. Part of the East Stand is given to away supporters who can also be allocated the South stand enclosure which has room for around 1,300. At the far end is the North Terrace, a home fan strong hold. The capacity is a healthy 6,500.
£17 for adults, £11 for Over 60s and U16s, whilst children under the age of eight are admitted FREE.
I would like to thank everybody for putting up with my ramblings for another season and I am afraid they will be back next season. I also hope these guides have been of some help. I have made the odd error I admit and for those you have my sincere apologies.