On July 13 Wanderers will be playing what is arguably the most important football match in the club’s history.

The game, a local derby against Oxford Utd, is being played at Wembley; the winner will be promoted to the Championship, the league immediately below the Premier League.

Here we illustrate the 130 year plus history through the club’s stadiums, first at Loakes Park, then Adams Park.

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In 1895 (above) Loakes Park was host to a women’s football match, the North vs the South.

The ground was little more than an enclosed pitch.

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Above, Frank Adams presented the deeds of Loakes Park to the club on April 19, 1947, having purchased the ground from Lord Carrington.

The importance to the club of this extremely generous act cannot be overstated.

By 1940 stands for accommodating the supporters had been built (below).

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Below, this aerial view of the Loakes Park stadium was taken c. 1969.

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Below is a view in 1930.

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This image below is Adams Park now.

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The inset photo shows one of the Loakes Park gates which were at the main entrance of the former ground but were brought over to the new ground on May 14, 1990.