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Cycle Track

Bingham

1960s

Cycle track at the Jewel, Edinburgh

   Reproduced with acknowledgement to Thomas Lee, Edinburgh

 

Question 1

Maybe
The Jewel or Magdeline?

Thomas Lee who sent me the photograph above tells me that he is not sure about the location.  It may be the Jewel or Magdeline.  If you recognise the location, please e-mail me

Thank you.  - Peter Stubbs.

Update

Based on the replies that I have received (below) there now seems no doubt that this cycle track was at Bingham

Q1

Answer 1

I normally associate The Jewel with the large Asda store, near Fort Kinnaird.  However,  Donald Grant, Penicuik, Midlothian replied, explaining where he believes the cycle track would have been.

Donald wrote:

The Jewel?

"Having looked at this photo, tagged as 'The Jewel or Magdalene', I'm pretty sure that it is indeed The Jewel.

My understanding is that the area known as the Jewel was on the western side of what is now Duddingston Park and lay between that road and the Bingham housing scheme, although as that wasn't my home territory I do stand to be corrected.

The buildings in the background are consistent with the now demolished flat roof Bingham buildings.  I'm not sure if it is still there but The Jewel Miners Welfare Club used to sit on Duddingston Park and was built of the same red brick as the miners rows that can be seen in the background of one of the other Jewel photos."

Donald Grant, Penicuik, Midlothian, Scotland:  February 13, 2008

Donald added:

"Further to my comments on the Jewel Miners Welfare Club, I can now confirm that the building itself is still there, but is now harled and white in colour.

As to its purpose these days, I'm afraid I don't know."

Donald Grant, Penicuik, Midlothian, Scotland:  February 19, 2008

Q1

Answer 2

Thank you to Sheila Cairns who wrote:

Bingham

"The houses on the top right look like the pensioners houses just of Bingham Drive so that would make the track in the field at the side of the railway track."

Sheila Cairns:  January 9, 2009

Q1

Answer 3

Thank you to Rab Cleary, South Africa who wrote:

Bingham

"The picture of the bikers going round the track is Bingham.  The Jewel cottages would be to the right of that picture taken. I lived in the Jewel cottages with my grandmother, granddad, & father at that time.

My granddad was also Robert and my dad was James. My granddad played bowls for Scotland.  He was a member of the Jewel bowling club which would be situated at the end of the houses if you followed it round to the right. It was on the banks of the burn that ran through between the Jewel and Bingham."

Rob (or Rab if you're from Edinburgh!) Cleary, Johannesburg, South Africa:  December 23, 2009

Q1

Answer 4

Thank you to Bob Falconer, Winchester, Hampshire, England who wrote:

Bingham

"I rode for Pilrig Pirates in the mid-1960s and raced at the Jewel fairly regularly.  The picture is not the Jewel but of Bingham, I think.  I remember that it was very close to what I think was called Figgie Burn. *

Looking back, it was remarkable what was achieved and how organised the sport was, despite a complete lack of support, and occasional obstruction, indifference and harassment from the authorities and police."

Bob Falconer, Winchester, Hampshire, England:  February 13, 2010

*  In fact, it was the Braid Burn that passed close to Bingham.  A little further north the burn approached Portobello, and its name changed to the Figgate Burn. -   Peter Stubbs.

 

Question 2

Donald Grant added:

Alex Cropley

"What really intrigues me is a rider named in one of these shots as Alex Cropley.  I would be very interested to find out if it is the same Alex Cropley who played football for Hibs, Arsenal and Aston Villa.  It certainly looks like him!"

Donald Grant, Penicuik, Midlothian, Scotland:  February 13, 2008

Q2

Answer 1

Thomas Lee replied:

Alex Cropley

"You might want to confirm to everyone that the Alex Cropley quoted in one of the pictures is THE Alex Cropley who played for the Hibs, Aston Villa"

Thomas Lee, Edinburgh:  February 13, 2008

Q2

Answer 2

Andrew Hogarth added:

"Alex Cropley rode for the Eastern Royals Cycle Speedway Team in 1966.  He was a very good rider and always scored well for the team.  Like myself he lived in the Magdalene Gardens Housing Estate.

The gentleman that ran the cycle speedway in our area was Willie Fleet.  Alex and I both attended Norton Park High School that was attached to the main stand of the Hibernian FC ground.

In his first season on the left wing for the Hibs reserves Alex scored 19 goals. He was indeed a rare talent.

Andrew Hogarth, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia:  March 18 +19, 2008

Andrew tells me that he has lived in Sydney, Australia since 1981, and that, while living in Edinburgh,  he also rode for Eastern Royals, Eastern Warriors and later Eastfield Eagles who won the 3rd Division Championship in 1967.

Q2

Answer 3

Dave Watt added:

Tam Cropley

Cycle Track at The Jewel, Edinburgh

"This team was the Brunstane Bees.  The rider in the lead is Tam, Cropley, brother of Alex Cropley.  Alex was also a fine footballer but never made it to Senior ranks."

Dave Watt, South Queensferry, West Lothian, Scotland:  March 20, 2008

 

 

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A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere     Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

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