David Murray 1931 – 1979

1969-cup-winners-wmIn Summer 1979, Blantyre was shocked at the death of Mr. David Buchanan Murray, who for many years had been associated with the Blantyre Victoria Football Club.

Mr Murray who was only 47 years old had been a Bar Steward at the Vics Social club since 1976. He served on their committee from 1962 until 1976 and during the season 1964/65 was match secretary.

Born in Forrest Street in 1931 only 50 yards from Castle Park, he was one of a family of 6. His wife Margaret, three sons and two daughters survived him. Representatives of 11 junior teams, officials and many personalities from the sporting world paid their respects with messages and fond memories.

Pictured in 1969/1970 is the Vics Committee, with several Murray surnames on the Committee. Did you know David? Do you have a photo of him?

From “Blantyre Explained” by Paul Veverka (c) 2018

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Anne Grogan Remember them well as a member of the young supporters club.
Betty Armstrong My dad is in the photo Anne x

Anne Grogan Betty Armstrong I seen that after the fact,. Lo9king great in that photo. We had great fun following the team, didn’t we.😘 Coming home on Monday hope to see you.

Anne Grogan Oh just noticed my wee uncle Jock in the back, great memories
Lauren Mccafferty Awe bless him ❀️

John Dunsmore Yip mind oe it. Well

Laura O’Raw love this Sally 😍😍 xx
Sally Mckean Laura O’Raw 2 of the best xx

Lesley Hartley Oh my god look at how many of my family are her in the one picture ❀️❀️❀️

Jean McSorley Lesley had a wee greet reading this πŸ˜ͺxxx
Lesley Hartley Aw Jean me tae 😒 miss them all xx

Sally Mckean Scotia Bear Betty Armstrong

Betty Armstrong Thanks Sally… Actually got that photo xx
Hartley Auntie Ellen Findlay look, my uncle Jack ❀️ Mary Wm Mbanugo Mary Hannah Grace Hannah. David Murray was my Di’s brother. I have uncles n great aunts in that picture, never seen this before ❀️
Grace Hannah This pic was in the Blantyre Vics tribute book I helped my Di put together before he died. It’s his handwriting round the picture. I would know it anywhere.
❀️ So much love for Beat and Daly still to this day.❀️
Mary Wm Mbanugo Love it Lesley need to look out some old ones u have in the house 😍😍
Mary Hannah I have more old ones in my house
Lesley Hartley Aw Mary I’d love to see those ❀️

Mary Hannah Lesley Hartley will look out for it will text u x

Lesley Hartley Jean McSorley Davida Coventry ❀️❀️❀️

Jean McSorley Paul Veverka this is my Dad thanx so much fir posting this πŸ’™ sorely missed by all who new him xxx
Lesley Hartley I thought that was ma uncle Di in the pic Jean but it’s ma Di, I’ll never get away with how alike they are ❀️
Jean McSorley Av saw this pic before a new ma Dad wisny in it but ther the double of each other they wer 2 peas in a pod πŸ’™ bless them xxx
Jean McSorley Lesley can u tag Mary Hannah or Grace a dnt hav them on here xxx
Lesley Hartley Laura O’Raw look at your papi xx
Lesley Hartley Done Jean 😘

Jean McSorley Lesley thanx doll 😘 xxx

Laurie Allan Crothers Next door neighbours when we all lived in Small Crescent. Lovely man. Lovely family. 😞
Jean McSorley Laurie yous wer great neighbours ❀️ apart from me been cheeky to ure Dad 🀣🀣🀣
Laurie Allan Crothers Jean McSorley you were never really cheeky. You were a right wee character. My dad loved you. Wee cheeky chops. Lol XDπŸ˜…πŸ˜…
Jean McSorley Aw bless him wish we wer stil ther 😘 xxx
Claire Murray Oh that’s fab ❀️
Ellen Findlay Saw this picture many a time think my mum had it at some point must look for it great memories lot of my family in it xx
Gary Doonin A really nice man didn’t realise he was that young when he passed
Jean McSorley So sad Gary he was so young an the 5 of us r all over wat age he died at 😘 xxx
Jean McSorley Ellen Findlay uncle Jackie is in this pic
Ellen Findlay Jean McSorley ye he is jean remember that day x
Laura O’Raw aw gran look at my papa πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ’– xx

Ellen Findlay Yes honey l saw it think we got that picture some where must look for it xx

Violet Reynolds Shaw My Uncle Jim Reynolds is in this photo great memories x

Sammy Murray Laura O’Raw i see ur john so like uncle jackie from this pic. Xx

Lesley Hartley Uncle Hugh, great auntie Beatrice, uncle Jack, uncle Jim, great auntie Nan, uncle Daly, n ma Di ❀️❀️❀️
Jean McSorley Auntie Beat an Nan r like 2 models ❀️ xxx
Lesley Hartley Definitely add the class tae the photie ❀️❀️❀️

Jean McSorley Annette Tait look at this xxx

Annette Tait Aww this is great Jean n ma wee uncle Adam is in it tae in the middle πŸ’•xx

Donna Mackie David Mackie

Peter Murray What a brilliant post he was my father sorley missed 😚
Jim Donnelly Michelle Chelle Murray Is that your dad far left
Dot Smith Jean McSorley my dads in it as well.xx

Debbie McMillan How much does wull and that look like your dad Jean xx

Kate Mcinulty I know a few of those faces. Xx

Liz McQuade My dad Charlie McVey bck row miss him so much xx

Jean McSorley Dot a was just going to tag yous aswel πŸ’™ how luvly is this pic xxx

David Stewart Jean McSorley jean is that your dad in the picture

Jean McSorley No David it’s his older brother xxx

David Stewart Jean McSorley oky jean having a ball hear

Jean McSorley That’s brilliant son wer r yous this time πŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ•ΊπŸ€£ xxx

David Stewart Haggerston castle jean

Jean McSorley David ment to b great ther njoy urselves xxx

Wullie Black Brilliant a remember hosie and my dad taking the cup round the schools to let everyone see it
Brings back lots of memories waiting for your dad to come in from the club on a sat afternoon to watch the racing with him

Jean McSorley Wullie a remember those Saturdays well that was the best day of the wk to him he loved to watch an hav a wee bet aswel 😘 xxx

Tam Black A used to eat all his biscuits and he went nuts lol

David Murray Ma di πŸ’™
David Murray And named after the legend πŸ’™
Janet Hamilton Rip uncle David you were a lovely man well respected xxx

Nancy Sinkinson Woo hoo Hugh Murray

Michelle Chelle Murray Nancy Sinkinson scrubbed up no to bad eh

Nancy Sinkinson Sure did….how are they both doing Michelle. I also noticed Jackie Findlay…..xx

Liz Duncan My grandfather John Fleming was their secretary, xx

Anne Marie Murray Bottom left front row my good friend Billy Howat.

Arlene Campbell Jean McSorley what a fantastic photograph of your v handsome dad looking so happy … πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•
Shug Murray Always be a legend in my eyes, sorely sorely missed RIP Da. πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‘
Lainey McGuckin Michelle Chelle Murray is that your Dad on the far left? xx
Eleanor Clark Hosie,my husband’s uncle, shock when he died
Rachael Kerr Brilliant man x

Jean McSorley

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Angela Smith Jean McSorley I always think this is Wull and Vida when I seen this picture! So alike!! X
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Shug Murray Jean McSorley Jean that was at there silver wedding lwas there he was pissed. πŸ‘ πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Peter Bolton Jean McSorley that’s the spitting image of Wullie & Vida! God bless them.

Jean McSorley Aw thanx Peter miss them so much ❀️ hope ure keepin well not saw u in a while 😘 xxx
Jean McSorley Aw was it Shug ther as happy as Larry in this pic 😘❀️ 2 peas in a pod xxx
Shug Murray Jean McSorley ah think Mag has had a couple of halfs as well, but they were different class. 😒😒😒😒

Jean McSorley Aw definitely Shug she looks it aswel πŸ˜ͺ if we cud only turn bk time just fir a wee while πŸ’™ miss them both so much xxx

Shug Murray Shug Murray Jean I’ve lost your number could you please send it. πŸ‘
Shug Murray Jean McSorley jist the Wan night wid Dae. πŸ‘
Shug Murray Shug Murray just keep your memories hen canny take them away. πŸ‘
Jean McSorley Pm u it Shug xxx

Jean McSorley Shug just the one nite wud b perfect πŸ‘ŒπŸ½ xxx

Shug Murray Jean McSorley whit a swally it wid be πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

James Faulds there are a lot good men in this photo and i remember them well the vics committee ,i was a member off the vics club and was a blantyre celtic man we used to have a lot banter going on between us the good old days

Mary Hannah That’s my favourite and best uncle in my life we were so close he’s my mum’s young brother miss him so much I use babysitting all his kids x
Jean McSorley Mary thats a luvly thing to say ma Dad luved u so much 😘❀️ miss him too xxx

Mary Hannah My mum is on left I have this same photo at home

Alex Hosie My Da John Hosie front and centre with the cup that sat on top of our telly for a year! I remember every person in this picture, so many happy memories.
David Scott Great photo remember them all my wee uncle jock
Ian Innes I dearly miss quite a few from this photo. GBNF

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