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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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