Liberton Lions
Cycle Speedway Club

Cycle tracks at

Craigour (1962-67

and

Fernieside (1968-70)

About 4 miles SE of the centre of Edinburgh

Photo

1.

Liberton Lions v. Sighthill  -  at Craigour Cycle Track

Liberton Lions riders: Dave Clark and Rab Jeffreys

George Syme, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England and his elder brother.                                                         Photo taken 1962-67

Photo

2.

Liberton Lions v. Bridgend  -  at Craigour Cycle Track

Riders:  Alan Crawford + Jocky Henderson + George Syme + Chris Sloan

Liberton Lions v Bridgend - Alan Crawford + Jocky Henderson + George Syme + Chris Sloan

George Syme, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England and his elder brother.                                                         Photo taken 1962-67

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3.

Liberton Lions v. Bridgend  -  at Craigour Cycle Track

Riders:  Andy Thomson + George Wells (brother of Alan)

Liberton Lions v Bridgend - Alan Crawford + Jocky Henderson + George Syme + Chris Sloan

George Syme, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England and his elder brother.                                                         Photo taken 1962-67

Photo

4.

Liberton Lions -  Club Meeting  -  7 September 1967

Riders:  George Syme leads Dave Baxter, John Barlow and Fred Hamilton

Liberton Lion's Club Meeting  -  1967

George Syme, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England and his elder brother                                                             Photo taken 1967

Photo

5.

Liberton Lions v. Bridgend  -  at Fernieside Cycle Track

Riders:  Derek Inglis, George Syme, In Mackay, Eric Darling

George Syme, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England and his elder brother.                                                         Photo taken 1962-67

Photo

6.

Creating the new Cycle Speedway Track for Liberton Lions

1967 or 1968

Preparing the new track at Fernieside for Liberton Lions at   -  1967 or 1968

George Syme, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England and his elder brother.                                                 Photo taken 1967 or 1968

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7.

Liberton Lions  -  1966 Team

Team:  Ian Moultry + Dennis McCabe + Dave Baxter + George Wells + George Syme + Eric Darling

Manager:  Ted Over

Preparing the new track at Fernieside for Liberton Lions at   -  1967 or 1968

George Syme, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England and his elder brother.                                                            Photo taken 1966

Photo

8.

Liberton Lions -  1967

Manager  (Ted Over)

Team:  (Wells, Baxter, McCabe, Moultry, Darling, Fram, Syme, Stark, Gallloway, McCabe)

Liberton Lions Manager (Ted Over) and Team (Wells, Baxter, McCabe, Moultry, Darling, Fram, Syme, Stark, Gallloway, McCabe, Moultry)

George Syme, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England and his elder brother.                                                            Photo taken 1967

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9.

Liberton Lions  -  1968 Team

Manager:  Fred Hamilton

Back Row:  Alan Douglas**, George Wells, Derek Inglis, Ali Fraser, Ronnie Wilkinson

Front Row:  Ian Moultry, Dave Baxter, Eric Darling, George Syme Ian Archibald

** with acknowledgement to Alistair Sime.  See Reply 1 below.

Liberton Lyons Cycle Team, 1968  -  Fred Hamilton (Manager) + Team

George Syme, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England and his elder brother.                                                          Photo taken 1968

Photo

9.

Reply

1.

Alistair Sime

Thank you to Alistair Sime who tells me that he is a mate of Ian Archibald, the rider on the front-right in this photo.

Alistair wrote:

Liberton Lions

   Liberton Lyons Cycle Team, 1968  -  Fred Hamilton (Manager) + Team

Rider Identified

"You  have a question mark against the rider at the back-left in this photo.  In fact, it is Alan Douglas, a regular rider for Scottish Rangers at Harrison Park."

Alistair Sime:  September 17, 2015

Alistair added:

Seafield Saints

"I rode for Seafield Saints between 1966 and 1969. but only visited the Liberton track once during that period.

We rode on the Leith Links track, along with:

- Alan Douglas

Ian Archibald

Billy Penny

Ralph Cook

Jonny Miller

and others that I can't recall.

I wasn't very good so I didn't progress like Alan, Ian and the great John Murphy (who Ian still meets regularly)."

Alistair Sime:  September 18, 2015

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10.

A recent photo of the site where Craigour Cycle Speedway Track once stood

A recent photo of the site where Fernieside Cycle Speedway Track once stood

George Syme, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England and his elder brother.                                                               A recent photo

Photo

11.

A recent photo of the site where Fernieside Cycle Speedway Track once stood

A recent photo of the site where Fernieside Cycle Speedway Track once stood

George Syme, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England and his elder brother.                                                               A recent photo

 

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