Blantyre Hibs Football Club

Blantyre Hibs Football Club was a former short-lived BlantyreFootball team at Low Blantyre.

According to the Scottish Referee Magazine, Blantyre Hibs formed in 1898 to take part in the Lanarkshire Junior League. Known to exist in 1899. One Friday evening in March 1900, Blantyre Hibs Football Club held a concert in the Masonic Hall at Stonefield. Mr. Robert Thom presided and there was a large audience. St Joseph’s Brass Bandwas present. An assembly followed the concert.

Later, sometime around 1902 players had started leaving, perhaps to join more successful clubs and by 1903, around the time when Hibs went completely defunct, Blantyre Victoria Football Club was the only club playing atCastle Park, just off Forrest Street. As such Blantyre Hibs Football Club existed for only 4 or 5 years and is now long forgotten.

In the absence of any Hibs Photos of that era, here’s the map of 1898, showing the Football Ground.

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