Company scores a winner: Fulham's Craven Cottage football stadium needed modernisation and fire safety systems installed in order to bring it in line with legislation. The club needed some fresh signings in order to compete at the top level and called on a fire system company for their latest transfer.(Fire Protection)

THE OLDEST OF LONDON'S first class football clubs, Fulham first saw the light of day as long ago as 1879 and in the intervening years has been home to such footballing 'greats' as England captain Johnny Haynes and 1966 World Cup winner, George Cohen.

However, in recent years following the Taylor Report into ground safety it had become clear that the Club's Craven Cottage ground could no longer continue in its existing guise and Fulham would either have to move or extensively develop the current site. Several sets of proposals were rejected by the local authority before the dub finally achieved planning approval in November 2003.

After two years 'in the wilderness' therefore, sharing Queens Park Rangers' Loftus Road ground in North London, Fulham returned home to play Premiership football again at the start of the 2004-5 season. …

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