Football’s Lost Homes: 20 and out

Conquest Club, Isleworth

Hounslow Borough

Formed in 1987 as Harrow Hill Rovers, they became Hounslow Borough in 2001. They had joined the Hellenic League the year previously and, despite becoming Hellenic League Division One East champions in 2005/06, they resigned from the league in 2007 and folded soon afterwards due to financial problems.

What remains of the ground are rusting goalposts and a crumbling clubhouse. Metropolitan Police had concerns over the safety of the building after graffiti, vandalism and squatting problems which led them to close off the area to the public. The ground only held 70 people, and had a maximum attendance of 65 in a game against Chalfont Wasps in 2003.

There are currently plans for a local school, who operate from a temporary site nearby, to built a permanent home on the land. There has been some resistance from residents and so far the old Conquest Club still remains as one last reminder of Hounslow Borough Football Club’s brief history.

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