NS3974 : Sports ground in Posties Park

taken 7 years ago, near to Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Sports ground in Posties Park
Sports ground in Posties Park
The photograph was taken from a point near NS3974 : The shoreline at Sandpoint.

For more on this area, see NS3974 : Football pitch at the former Woodyard, just to the north.

On the name "Posties Park", in common use locally, though not appearing on OS maps, the general index card file in Dumbarton Library mentions various possibilities; the relevant card also gives Pousties Park as an alternative name: first, it notes that Postie was a surname found in Dumbarton around the time of the First World War, when a certain William Postie, joiner and sawyer, lived at 7 Allan Place. It also mentions that, according to one correspondent (Ann Chalmers, b.1926), "Poustie's Park" was named after a Dutchman who "came over c.1935 to help reclaim this land for the park". The card's description ends by noting that the present-day spelling Posties Park was in use by 1948, when it occurs in "DTC [illegible]" (probably DTC [Dumbarton Town Council] "council minutes").
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Date Taken
Monday, 30 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 8 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3955 7484 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.3849N 4:34.2280W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3961 7476
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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