Going back 71 years now to 1950 and a photo taken in Stonefield Public Park, Blantyre. Following the success of winning the Scottish Junior Cup that year, Blantyre Vics sadly found themselves with very little money left to even go and properly enjoy a celebration. The Fifth District Council, still recovering from war years, similarly […]
Blantyre Railway Station and the surround railway line was the location for disturbing scenes of football hooliganism…..in September 1927. A football match had taken place between Blantyre Vics and Parkhead on Saturday 10th September 1927. It was filled with tension as Vics had been beaten by that club 5-1 2 weeks earlier, but in […]
During a Football match, a cup tie at Blantyre between Blantyre Celtic and Irvine Victoria on Monday 15th May 1933, some sensation was caused in the crowd of spectators when a man collapsed and died. John Ferns, (69), of 101 Station Road was seen to fall when standing immediately behind the Irvine goal. At that […]
These photos are from Hogmanay 1933. Blantyre Vics are playing away at Glenesk Park, to Dundee Violets. Blantyre won the match 3-2, with one of the goals scored by Black, the striker pictured. Also photographed are the away Blantyre supporters, dressed up to protect against the cold Winter, complete with their mascots.