Ladies and Gentlemen
Boys and Girls
Edinburgh Monarchs return to the City in 1977 after a short spell away, move in to a new home and a bring on a new era .....
Early years of Powderhall Stadium
1978: Haggis mentors the young'uns / 1979: Pogo was a young'un
1980: Just the ticket - Return for the Ladybank Express
1980: Benny Rourke with the unknown rider ?? / It was full throttle in the pits too
1980: Pogo gets a pal
1981: Neil Collins takes the track record and the hand of a wee fan
The Monarchs fans were known for their huge travelling support
Arrive early, stay late, but always go home happy
Have bus, will travel
1985: Cpt Saunders relaxing in the pits before presentation
Build the empire - Get a Skittles team
Bobby Beaton gets ready for action / Phil Jefrrey waits in the Best Speedway Pits
1986: No room in the pits for Scott Lamb
Still our heros, Brett show of the silver / Les wins Silver Helmet / Doug's Interview
There is only one Les Collins
Race hard, play hard - Team bonding had a different meaning back then
Infamous trips to Peterborough
Team 0f '86 / Jeremy Luckhurst gets 'tyred'
1992: Who is this? Peter Carr winning a race at Powderhall. He leads Mick Coles closely followed by Steve Johnston. A race win for Sheffield Tigers
1993: This trophy means we are the Best in Scotland
Save Our Speedway - Norman joins in the Fighting Fund
1995: Les' Testimonial - How many old riders do you recognise?
1995: Mike Faria & Les Collins marked the end of an era.
The Final Parade. We bid farewell to Powderhall
After the Monarchs left. Powderhall Stadium RIP
Special Thanks to Jimmy MacDonald, Laraine Wells, Derek Wilkinson and Alan Patterson who kindly searched their cupboards to provide us with many of these images
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