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Re: Mount Vernon Stadium

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:26 pm

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Re: Mount Vernon Stadium

Postby Alycidon » Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:50 am

Found this.. http://www.oxforddnb.com/templates/article.jsp?articleid=92885&back=

Banks, John (1934–2003), bookmaker, was born John Boyle on 19 August 1934 at 62 Dover Street, Anderston, Glasgow, the son of Hugh Boyle, window cleaner, and his wife, Rachel Williamson, née Brown. As a child he took his father's bets to the local (illegal) bookmaker and on leaving Woodside senior secondary school aged fifteen he first became a bookmaker's runner, earning commission on the bets from the local factory workers, before being elevated to the position of the clerk who registered the wagers. He was quick to pick up the basics of turf accounting and entered the profession himself at an unlicensed dog track, but his bank of £200 was wiped out within two months. Supported by small loans from his father, he moved to making a book at Mount Vernon, a licensed greyhound track in Glasgow, and then at Hamilton Park racecourse. About this time he began using the trade name of John Banks.
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Re: Mount Vernon Stadium

Postby War Baby » Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:38 pm

Mount Vernon Stadium in the distance.jpg
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Here is a photo from the summer of 1985, showing the Mount Vernon Stadium in the distance to the left of the pylon. On the right of the photo, you can also see some Baillieston houses, just beyond the railway embankment. Notice how free of dumping Boghall Road is! It was a very pleasant road to walk along in those days!
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Re: Mount Vernon Stadium

Postby War Baby » Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:07 pm

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...And here is another photo, also from the summer of 1985. You can see the narrow path that used to cut through the field, just after you emerged from under the railway bridge. It joined onto Boghall Road just where the small tree is at the end of the path.
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Re: Mount Vernon Stadium

Postby War Baby » Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:18 pm

Hangman's Brae.jpg
In this one, you can see the Hangman's Brae with the old house at the top of it. And there was that old bridge in the foreground. It has all changed now. I preferred it the way it was.
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Re: Mount Vernon Stadium

Postby Kibble2013 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:36 pm

Does anyone know who owns the land now? :)
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