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NT2575 :: Water of Leith at Powderhall

Taken 8 years ago by kim traynor near Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland

Water of Leith at Powderhall by kim traynor
Water of Leith at Powderhall

These flats are on the site once occupied by Powderhall Stadium, built as a cycle and athletics track in 1870. Scottish rugby matches and Hearts and Hibs soccer matches were played here before it became Powderhall Greyhound Stadium in 1929. Latterly, in the 1970s and 80s, it was used for Speedway racing after the Edinburgh Monarchs' track at Old Meadowbank was replaced by a new stadium for the Commonwealth Games in 1970.
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Subject Grid Square NT2575
Subject Lat/Long 55.967434,-3.192349 (click to view more nearby images)
Near Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Photographer kim traynor
Taken 20110925 201109 2011 (about 8 years ago)
Submitted 2011-09-30
Context Rivers, Streams, Drainage ·
Group Flats · Powderhall Stadium ·
Term commonwealth games · old meadowbank · greyhound stadium · hearts · edinburgh monarchs · soccer matches · 80s · 1970s · speedway racing ·

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