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Broomhouse Recreation Area (The Pitches) in the 1970s.

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Broomhouse Recreation Area (The Pitches) in the 1970s.

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Situated between the Calder Road and the Railway Line, this was the lower part of the Recreation area behind the Health Centre.

There were public football pitches, a Bowling Green, a Pitch and Putt Course and Tennis courts.

John Broadly was the” Parkie” at the Pitch and Putt.

Scot-Con factory in the background.

Thanks to Steven Anderson for the Photo.

Stuart Laidlaw Added by Stuart Laidlaw

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    Andy A

    The date must be 1971-80 on account of the Class 27 “push pull” train set in the back ground.

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