THIS picture, which first featured on the Memory Lane page on April 6, shows building work starting to take shape at Gigg Lane at the start of the 1992-93 season.

The digger looms large as Bury take on Wrexham, not Gillingham as guessed by a number of readers, in the second leg of a first-round League Cup tie.

Shakers won the game 4-3, following two goals by Peter Valentine and one apiece from Mark Kearney and Liam Robinson, and won the tie 5-4 on aggregate.

They went on to beat Charlton in the next round before bowing out in the third following a 2-0 defeat at home to QPR.

Bob Mather remembers the season well: "There had been concerns the ground might not be ready on time with all the work going on to rebuild the Main Stand and replace the South Stand.

"The Main Stand ended up reopening after the first seven home games.

"Considering how many clubs struggled to update their grounds at that time, it is to the credit of the club, led by Terry Robinson, that they managed to bring together the funds to convert fully to all-seater by the end of the 1990s."

David Monks added: "The centre stand season ticket holders were temporarily placed at the Manchester Road end in the newly installed seats.

"The directors sat very near us.

"One amusing incident occurred just after the new main stand opened.

"The roof of the old stand immediately over the head of my pal John Rhodes's seat leaked water each time it rained so John got a bit wet.

"When the new stand opened John's chosen seat was a good few yards to the left of his old seat, nearer the half way line towards the Cemmy End.

"The first time he sat in it he got dripped on from overhead!

"This amazing coincidence was apparently said to be due to 'condensation' by Bury chairman Terry Robinson. Curious because no-one else was similarly affected as far as I'm aware."