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Turnstiles Project

To progress to the next level in the Football League pyramid, a number of ground improvements are required to the King George V Ground at Southern Road. One such requirment is the installation of turnstiles at the ground.

Spring/Summer 2020

Wow, what a summer this is becoming! The supporters club has made real progress on installing turnstiles at the ground. During the CoronaVirus pandemic, the King George V ground has been a hive of “socially distanced” activity, but first of all we have to acknowledge our business partners onthis project. Without them, the army of volunteers would not have been able to make the kind of progress we have made.

Project Partners

The Steelworks (South West), based at Dinan Way, Exmouth

We owe a massive thanks to Phil Benyon from The Steelworks who has kindly agreed to refurbish the old turnstiles for the football club. Phil has currently taken the two turnstiles to his workshop where apprentice, Harry, is sandblasting, refurbishing and bringing them back to their former glory when they were operating in the Anfield Road end at Liverpool FC. Phil, whose grandson plays for the club’s Under 8s, has also kindly agreed to make a financial contribution to the project. Thanks go to Phil, and we hope that we will see his grandson become a future football star, of course, beginning his senior football career at Exmouth Town.

Ian Crook Wealth Management Ltd, based at 29 Rolle Street, Exmouth

Ian has kindly made a significant financial contribution to the project which has facilitated a lot of the work being carried out. A rugby fan at heart, the football club is fortunate to have him on board. A big thanks is due to all at Ian Crook Wealth Management. You can read more about Ian Crook Wealth Management here (TBD) and on their website at We look forward to seeing Ian at a game soon.

Baines & Co, Accountants and Tax Advisers

Michael Baines from Baines & Co has also kindly made a significant financial contribution to the project which has really made a difference to compleing the foundations for the area of the turnstiles. A big thanks are due to Michael and all at Baines & Co. You can read more about IBaines & CO here (TBD) and on their website at We hope to see Michael at a game soon.

Sourcing Turnstiles (january 2020)

Thanks are due to Adrian Sansom (APS Fencing and Gardens) for contacting the club after noticing that Vauxhall Motors FC were removing old turnstiles that may be suitably refurbished and used by the club. Following purchase for the princely sum of £500, the turnstiles were kindly collected from the football club in Ellesmere Port and delivered to Exmouth Town FC by long time supporter of the club, Simon Bull. In terms of provinance, the said turnstiles also had previous history, having been originally installed at the Anfield Road end of Liverpool FC.

Refurbishing and Installing Turnstiles

As from mid-May 2020, the supporters club, a.k.a. the Mufftown Casuals, were asked by the club to take on the project to refurbish and install the turnstiles. During the Coronavirus pandemic a small army of “socially distanced” volunteers have subsequently been involved in progressing the progressing the project.

Current Project Status (May 2020)

  • A new entrance site, next to the supporter-named “Lenny Jones” Stand was quickly agreed with the football club.
  • Mark Tanton kindly carried out an initial inspection of the turnstiles and suvccessfully freed up the movements that had rusted solid.
  • Adrian Sansom and Mark Tanton kindly carried out a site inspection and provided a project specification and funding estimate.
  • Martin Cook has been engaging with two project partners with regards to sourcing project funding.