"This field is parallel to Wester Drylaw Place, with the houses
on the right located on the circle on Wester Drylaw Place.
The photograph was taken from a garden and probably included
myself, Douglas Clousten, David Morris, James McKenzie and
possibly Karen Brown who was an excellent player and played for
Edinburgh Dynamo women’s team.
kids used to play football in this field every Sunday. Someone
would start by running up the stairs and knocking on all the
guys' doors and ask if they were coming out to play.
Once gathered, we would head up the lane
to the field and play football for hours. There would normally
have been around 20 players but every now and again a lot of the
older guys from around the area would come over and join in. We
would think nothing of 20 men a side.
We probably played most sports like
cricket and rugby but football was always played and there were
some good players around."
Garry McGravie, Wodonga, Victoria, Australia: January 14, 2009.