This photo was taken in the Bombay Kitchen Indian Restaurant in Hamilton (the old Manzil ). I think it’s a Blantyre football team? Anybody know any names, recognise anybody or even the year? With thanks to James Hanly.
This Blantyre football team is photographed in the first decade of the 20th Century. At over 110 years old, the photo is remarkably clear and its highly likely these boys are the grandfathers and great grandfathers of some of you readers! Taken between 1900 – 1910 or so, this team is unknown to me and […]
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 […]
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 […]
On Saturday 14th August 1922, three young Blantyre lads, John King, John Hay, and William Wallace decided to have a game of football. Nothing strange there at the end of school summer holidays. However, it was their footie venue that caused a problem! The boys who lived locally, went to Mr Thomas Watson’s field adjoining […]
Two photos of former Blantyre Football Team “Blantyre AMS”. The dates are unknown for each team, although one is pictured inside the Parkville, who also sponsored them. Do you recognise any faces, or can tell me anything about Blantyre AMS? With thanks to Drew Semple for passing on these photos from a friend. Featuring Blantyre Project […]
Amanda McLaren has shared this photo of Blantyre Celtic. Taken in January 1959 it shows the Blantyre Celtic team after they had drawn with Burnbank Athletic in the 3rd round of the Challenge Cup. Amanda’s father is Andy McLaren who is on the back right hand side. Andy played alongside some of the Lisbon Lions […]