Brian Impresses Coach, 1980

In August 1980, local lad Brian Fisher (13) as attracting international attention in the footballing world! Brian, of Helmsdale Avenue, Priory Bridge received a trophy from English FA coach Tony Heaney and finishing top player in a coaching squad of 40 youngsters who had recently visited Butlins. Brian, a John Ogilvie School pupil in Burnbank […]

Sports Facility Hit Hurdle

Plans for multi sports stadium near Priory Bridge were dramatically halted in Summer 1980 when residents of Priory Bridge formed a petition to obstruct the development. With the speedway at Springwells set to close, a new location had to be found and the private site at Bardykes owned by Francis Doonin, just off the road […]