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Department Photo
Reference No P11639
Caption Football match, probably East Stirlingshire FC at Merchiston Park
Date Circa 1907
Description View of football match, East Stirlingshire FC at Merchiston Park. The park is basic, with no terracing and the pitch is badly flooded. There are industrial chimneys and a gasometer in the background.
Photographer or Artist Thomas Easton
Subject Category Recreation/Football/Footballers
Recreation/Football
Subject Notes The gasometer belonged to the Falkirk Gas Works at Bainsford Bridge. The Club joined the Scottish League in 1900. It moved south of the canal to Firs Park in 1921 when the adjacent Burnbank Foundry needed Merchiston Park for expansion.
People or corporate bodies index terms East Stirlingshire F C
Subject Place Falkirk area/Bainsford/Merchiston Park
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