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Scotland's Lost Football Grounds - Photo Feature in the Scotsman

 



prorege
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Well worth a look. 44 pictures in all.

https://www.scotsman.com/sport/football/44-pictures-showing-scotland-s-lost-and-forgotten-football-grounds-1-4889360


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Well worth a look. 44 pictures in all.

https://www.scotsman.com/...ll-grounds-1-4889360


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Good stuff. Absence of Junior venues though, wouldn't Tinto Park, Benburb have been worth a mention?



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Well worth a look. 44 pictures in all.

https://www.scotsman.com/sport/football/44-pictures-showing-scotland-s-lost-and-forgotten-football-grounds-1-4889360

Wonderful. Especially evocative was the grass drown terrace of Xathkin Park. Sadly, I never went there.



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A fascinating insight but one former ground, Tontine Park at Renton brings back a memory from many years ago as I made my way to another ancient ground, Vale of Leven all that was left was an obelisk in a,front garden depicting the half way line, is it still there ?


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No, it has gone.
The story that went round was that the Council House where it stood was sold and the new owner got rid of it.


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I went to the current Vale club in 1987, when I knew less about Scottish football. I had the impression then that the current club claimed to be the same as the original, and was unaware of the ten years without a club (made longer by the war). The current web site does not appear to mention the team pre-1939
From this reference, do I take it that the original club had a different ground to the current location?



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I went to the current Vale club in 1987, when I knew less about Scottish football. I had the impression then that the current club claimed to be the same as the original, and was unaware of the ten years without a club (made longer by the war). The current web site does not appear to mention the team pre-1939
From this reference, do I take it that the original club had a different ground to the current location?


The original Vale of Leven opened Millburn Park (the current location) in 1888.
I'd love to pin down the date that the barrel roofed enclosure was erected, must be one of the oldest structures in Scottish football.



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There were various incarnations of Vale clubs. Between the demise of the original club and the formation of the Juniors, the ground was used by Vale OCOBA (1930-1937). They were a Senior club and played in the Scottish Qualifying Cup.

In answer to LLD's point about the enclosure at Millburn Park - is not as old as it seems.
There is no cover shown on the 1919 OS plan. By 1936 a smaller enclosure is shown - the bit that is now shorn of its roof. The curent enclosure appears on the 1963 plan. So, the current structure dates from sometime between 1936 and 1963.


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There were various incarnations of Vale clubs. Between the demise of the original club and the formation of the Juniors, the ground was used by Vale OCOBA (1930-1937). They were a Senior club and played in the Scottish Qualifying Cup.


There's an interesting piece on the short history of Vale Ocoba here, with plenty of suggestions of intrigue .

http://www.valeofleven.org.uk/football07.html

 
 


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