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by Boris57
Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Some come-back by Leith Athletic
Replies: 5
Views: 4087

Re: Some come-back by Leith Athletic

It was originally scheduled to be a Leith Athletic home match but their temporary home ground of the Royal Gymnasium in Stockbridge was not available (not sure if it was because season had over-run or, if like the club's own home of Old Meadowbank, it had been taken over for war effort purposes). It...
by Boris57
Wed Mar 09, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: NLS Visit 2016?
Replies: 52
Views: 41264

Re: NLS Visit 2016?

I'd be very interested in this too. Regularly use the NSL archives & those across the road at the Central Library.
by Boris57
Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Heriot-Watt University FC
Replies: 6
Views: 3902

Re: Heriot-Watt University FC

Thanks for the posts in reply to my query. Big help to checking out the info I had. Thanks folks - much appreciated.
by Boris57
Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Heriot-Watt University FC
Replies: 6
Views: 3902

Re: Heriot-Watt University FC

According to the index of the Scottish Football Historian there is an article on the history of Heriot-Watt University FC in edition 98 on page 18. Unfortunately I do not have a copy but you can purchase back copies. Brilliant. As it turned out I had a copy so I've been able to check it out. Thanks.
by Boris57
Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Heriot-Watt University FC
Replies: 6
Views: 3902

Heriot-Watt University FC

I had it in my mind from a while back that there was a published history of Heriot-Watt University FC (seem to recall it was more a booklet than a book) but I have been unable to track down any reference in the likes of the National Library or National Archives. Now beginning to doubt my memory - ma...
by Boris57
Thu Nov 19, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Edinburgh University FC & Spartans FC - Old Ground
Replies: 12
Views: 5879

Re: Edinburgh University FC & Spartans FC - Old Ground

I think there's a book in there on long-gone Edinburgh grounds where senior football was once played. Andy, over to you for your next project now you've finished the Dunblane FC book!!!
by Boris57
Thu Nov 19, 2015 8:07 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Edinburgh University FC & Spartans FC - Old Ground
Replies: 12
Views: 5879

Re: Edinburgh University FC & Spartans FC - Old Ground

Pefect lads. Both replies much appreciated & they answer my query. I was just doing a bit of research yesterday as regards grounds Spartans have played on for the match programme when their 2nd XI are due to play Leith Athletic in the EoS Lge. All I had was the name "Canal Field" (prior to City Park...
by Boris57
Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:57 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Edinburgh University FC & Spartans FC - Old Ground
Replies: 12
Views: 5879

Edinburgh University FC & Spartans FC - Old Ground

Edinburgh University & Spartans Football Clubs used to share a ground called Canal Field prior to the mid-1970's when Edinburgh Uni moved to Peffermill & Spartans to City Park. I'm trying to track down where Canal Field was but I'm not having a lot of luck on the map front & I've got some conflictin...
by Boris57
Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:03 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Info on Thomas Cleghorn (Leith Ath, Liverpool, Portsmouth)
Replies: 7
Views: 4396

Re: Info on Thomas Cleghorn (Leith Ath, Liverpool, Portsmout

Kjell

Email sent this morning with Cleghorn's Leith Athletic stats, etc.

Jim
by Boris57
Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:20 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Info on Thomas Cleghorn (Leith Ath, Liverpool, Portsmouth)
Replies: 7
Views: 4396

Re: Info on Thomas Cleghorn (Leith Ath, Liverpool, Portsmout

Kjell I'll email Cleghorn's Leith Athletic stats to you either later in the weekend or first thing next week. I also have a portrait photo of him & I can send you that too if you like? I can confirm brothers Matt (right-half) & Hugh (outside-left) McQueen both also played with Leith Athletic at this...
by Boris57
Fri Jul 24, 2015 8:29 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Info on Thomas Cleghorn (Leith Ath, Liverpool, Portsmouth)
Replies: 7
Views: 4396

Re: Info on Thomas Cleghorn (Leith Ath, Liverpool, Portsmout

I have him born 13 February 1870 in Edinburgh. Died 23 October 1946 in Lanark. At the time of his death (as a result of a cerebral heomarage 9 days earlier) he was a hotel proprietor at 68 High Street Lanark. Signed for Leith Athletic in 1892 where he stayed for 2 seasons (playing 30 Scottish League...
by Boris57
Thu Jul 16, 2015 10:38 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Football Event at National Library of Scotland
Replies: 73
Views: 52102

Re: Football Event at National Library of Scotland

I would love to attend if a space was available.
by Boris57
Sat Jun 20, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Bathgate Park, Edinburgh
Replies: 10
Views: 9978

Re: Bathgate Park, Edinburgh

Re Wood's Park in Portobello mentioned above. The park was part of the Wood's Bottle Works in Portobello which later became part of United Glass. United Glass had a Social Club which I've seen described as the entrance to the park. The football park was bordered by Baileyfield Road & Rosefield Place...
by Boris57
Fri Jun 19, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Bathgate Park, Edinburgh
Replies: 10
Views: 9978

Re: Bathgate Park, Edinburgh

Bathgate Park took its name from the City Councillor who first arranged for the derelict gasworks site to be turned over to Junior side Edinburgh Emmet to build themselves a park, which was little more than a cinder pitch with a perimeter fence - Baillie Bathgate. At one end of the ground a track/pa...
by Boris57
Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Introductions?
Replies: 13
Views: 28675

Re: Introductions?

Jim Gardiner 58 years old - a couple of weeks off retiring from HMRC after just under 42 years. Resident in Sunny Leith now but spent much of my career working south of the border & lived for many years in the great city of Liverpool. During my time in Liverpool I contributed to a number of LFC rela...