Strangely we had a game at the Baseball ground postponed the season before too. I travelled down from Sheffield, where I was student, for a Freight Rover game one Tuesday evening (can’t recall the exact date but think it was Jan/Feb 1985). As I was leaving the train station loads of Derby fans were coming in to get trains home as the game had been postponed. It was a very cold foggy night but can’t remember if it was the state of the pitch (Derby’s mud patch was notorious) or the visibility that was the reason the game was called off.
Anyway, there was a train going back to Sheffield already in the station so I spent less than 5 minutes in the town altogether. Only one of several postponements I’ve been caught out by over the years - wasted journeys in bad weather. At least with Stevenage I hadn’t quite left home before it got canned.