Newtown Park (Bo’ness United)

Ah, Bo’ness. Beautiful, beautiful Bo’ness. Very much the jewel in the crown of the… no, I’m sorry, I can’t keep up this pretence any more. There was something slightly unnerving about my brief visit here.
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First off was the young man who seemed confused as to why there’d be people taking photographs of the football ground. He seemed perplexed when I described myself as a tourist.  With a vicious looking dog straining at the leash, I thought I’d best just get on with the task in hand than engage him any further.
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Thankfully, the ground itself is lovely and easy enough to see into. With Nick Cranston alongside me we even managed to sneak in for a couple of snaps as well, which is always a bonus and for some reason seems more commonplace north of the border.
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It’s odd how little there is to see but also how photographic it is too. Terracing goes all the way around, albeit one goal is largely just a grass bank with crush barriers. But there’s a covered terrace on one side of the pitch too.
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The dug outs have spiked fences nearby, lending to the slightly intimidating theme, although a park bench above them certainly hints that it’s a far more forgiving place.
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And if that wasn’t enough, just as we were about to leave, we spotted a beautiful piece of vandalism that melted our hearts. Written in white spray paint, obscured only slightly by a bus stop and faded by time, were four simple words. We love you Bo’ness. Brilliant. Worth the trip alone.
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Woodhorn Lane Update
Really not much to update you on. Just waiting for the thing to open now. Getting a bit boring, innit?
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