Maitland Bowling Club

Davidson's Mains, Edinburgh

When might this photo have been taken?

Bowling Green - Where is it?

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to John Stirling, Currie, Edinburgh:  November 6, 2009                            Photographer not known

 

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   Maitland Bowling Club, Davidson's Mains, Edinburgh  -  When might this photo have been taken? 

 

Maitland Bowling Club

The Photo

Maitland Bowling Club, Davidson's Mains, Edinburgh  -  When might this photo have been taken? 

I've not been able to discover who took this photo or in which year it was taken. My copy of the photo was originally in the collection of the Edinburgh local history  historian, Malcolm Cant.

Another copy of this photo can be found as Photo No. 5 in s collection of 45 historical photos displayed on the Maitland Bowling Club web site.

The Bowling Club

Maitland Bowling Green is at 96 Main Street, Davidson's Mains, in the north-western suburbs of Edinburgh.  The Maitland Bowling Club web site gives a brief history of the club and includes a map showing the location of the club.

It was founded in February 1899 in the suburb of Davidson's Mains in north-west Edinburgh, then known as Muttonhole because sheep were gathered there before going to slaughter.

The meeting that funded the bowling club was held in the Muirhouse Arms.

A number of the local gentlemen then requested of Miss M G R Maitland the use of a ''rectangle of  ground adjoining the bridge on the Leith Road*'

Miss Maitland duly gifted the land to the club for the nominal sum of 5/- yearly.

*  The Leith Road, referred to above, would have been Ferry Road.  It led to the east from the western end of Davidson's Mains beside the cycle speedway track used by 'Granton Griffins', through Crewe Toll and Goldenacre and on to Leith.

Cycle track beside Ferry Road, Davidon's Mains  -  1950s

Peter Stubbs:  November 22, 2009

 

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