Sunday, 23 April 2017

BELGIUM: RAS Pays-Blanc Antoinien

Docteur Jean Huart, Antoing (RAS Pays-Blanc Antoinien)

Belgium, province: Hainaut = Henegouwen

21 III 2015 / AS Pays-Blanc Antoinien (B) - AC Estaimbourg (B) 0-0 / Hainaut, Provincial League 3A (= BE level 7)
16 IV 2017 / AS Pays-Blanc Antoinien - FC Molenbaix 1-0 / Hainaut, Provincial League 2A (= BE level 7)

Note 1: combination of photos of two different match visits: photos 1-19: April 2017 / photos 20-27: March 2015. The April 2017 match was the last encounter played at this ground before the installation of a synthetic pitch.

Note 2: the ground has been named after Dr. Jean Huart, Antoing's mayor during World War II. In order to prevent male inhabitants of his town from being deported to the Reich, he cunningly put them to work in the Ratiau, a derelict stone quarry in Antoing's town centre - thus claiming work force which otherwise would have fallen victim to the German oppressors' Arbeitseinsatz. Instead, the labourers worked on turning the quarry into a public park, which, after the war, was turned into a sports facility.

All photos: (c) W.B. Tukker / Publication of any of these images only after permission of author

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