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THE EMMERDALES APPRECIATION SOCIETY

  Ladies and Gentlemen 

  Boys and Girls 

Welcome to

  POWDERHALL STADIUM  

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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