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Re: Henry Boyd - Tollcross, Third Lanark, Falkirk and others

A few suggestions, if you haven't already done so: Search for Harry as well as Henry. Find out his address in 1893/94 when he played in the Scottish Cup with Third Lanark - the Scottish Football Museum have the registers. With luck, this will then relate to things like census returns or marriage rec...
by ScottishFA
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:08 am
 
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Henry Boyd - Tollcross, Third Lanark, Falkirk and others
Replies: 5
Views: 279

Re: Scottish Robins

Hello I'm researching Cheltenham Town FC. During the 1950/60's especially we had a regular influx of players coming from North of the Border mainly under the managerial reign of a Scottish manager by the name of Arch Anderson. I'm hoping that someone on here might be help me or at least point me in...
by ScottishFA
Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:25 pm
 
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Scottish Robins
Replies: 11
Views: 4657

Re: Fife Cup

Slightly off topic, but there is a medal on ebay just now which I think is from the first Fife Junior Shield final in 1894. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RARE-Antique-silver-gold-Early-Football-watch-fob-medal-Scottish-Edinburgh-1893/362387096704 Can anyone confirm if the W Pont engraved on the back wa...
by ScottishFA
Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:22 pm
 
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Fife Cup
Replies: 15
Views: 3915

Free access to ancestry this weekend

Ancestry are having one of their free search offers, running until Monday 9 July. It covers all UK and Ireland records, all you have to do is register. See https://www.ancestry.co.uk/cs/free-access?o_iid=90189&o_lid=90189&o_sch=Web+Property Of particular interest is the 1939 Register, which ...
by ScottishFA
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:49 pm
 
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Free access to ancestry this weekend
Replies: 0
Views: 149

Re: Patrick Gordon

A possible clue is that in the 1911 census he is named as Peter Gordon (and signs his name Peter). Same family as Patrick Gordon in 1901 - wife Caroline, children John, Wilhelmina. By then a dock labourer with 9 children, living in Melbourne Street, Liverpool.
by ScottishFA
Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:53 pm
 
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Patrick Gordon
Replies: 2
Views: 216

Re: Junior International records

Yes, it's amazing that the birthdate of the captain of our most famous international team has been recorded wrongly for so long. I could find no record of him playing for Third Lanark. He joined Partick Thistle from Denny Hibs in October 1913 after a couple of trials with the reserve side, and went ...
by ScottishFA
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:03 pm
 
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Junior International records
Replies: 62
Views: 8751

Re: Junior International records

As a curious sideline to the two Jimmy McMullans from Denny, it seems they have been confused in more than one place. The Wembley Wizard's date of birth is usually given as 26 March 1895. However, that turns out to be wrong, although there was a James McMullan born in Denny on 26 March 1890 - and th...
by ScottishFA
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:05 am
 
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Junior International records
Replies: 62
Views: 8751

Re: CRYSTAL PALACE

I should add, there are a couple of cheap second-hand copies of the book on amazon just now - which surprised me as it has been out of print for years.
by ScottishFA
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:39 pm
 
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: CRYSTAL PALACE
Replies: 7
Views: 567

Re: CRYSTAL PALACE

There's a terrific book which has the full story of the Crystal Palace ground, with lavish illustrations: 'To the Palace for the Cup' (1999) by Ian Bevan, Stuart Hibberd and Michael Gilbert. You are right that the fire in 1936 brought an end to football matches, but only on a temporary basis. Corint...
by ScottishFA
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:21 pm
 
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: CRYSTAL PALACE
Replies: 7
Views: 567

Re: Scottish Non-League Bibliography

I've never seen Volume 1, which was apparently done in very small quantities as it was hand-copied and had over 800 pages (!). Vol 2 is not exactly high-tech: ring bound, A4 and almost 200 pages so it weighs a ton. I think all of Alex Smith's books (Bonnyrigg, Tranent, Newtongrange, Arniston, Whiteh...
by ScottishFA
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:01 am
 
Forum: Football Books
Topic: Scottish Non-League Bibliography
Replies: 2
Views: 983

Re: Missing referees 1980-81

I think perhaps you might have to source the match programmes for these games, or at least find a collector who has a copy.

Alternatively, find a copy for sale on ebay and send a polite message to the seller, asking them to check the ref.
by ScottishFA
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:40 am
 
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Missing referees 1980-81
Replies: 4
Views: 1079

Scottish Non-League Bibliography

I've been working recently on a Scottish non-league bibliography and have just posted it on my website: http://www.scottishsporthistory.com/football-books-non-league.html I hope people find it useful - it is incredible how much material has been published. If you have any additions or corrections, p...
by ScottishFA
Wed May 23, 2018 3:49 pm
 
Forum: Football Books
Topic: Scottish Non-League Bibliography
Replies: 2
Views: 983

Re: Three Players

From the Football League Players Records: Mike S Phillips joined Grimsby Town in Jan 1955 to end of the season, made six appearances with one goal. Born 18 January 1933 in Cumnock (Michael Shirkie Phillips). William Smith joined Carlisle Utd in March 1963, no appearances. Joined Sheffield United Jul...
by ScottishFA
Wed May 23, 2018 3:47 pm
 
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Three Players
Replies: 1
Views: 396

1824: The World's First Foot-Ball Club

New book just published: 1824: The World's First Foot-Ball Club by John Hutchinson and Andy Mitchell. http://www.scottishsporthistory.com/uploads/3/3/6/0/3360867/published/first-foot-ball-club-cover-lo-res.jpg?1525026174 This is the story of the world's very first club dedicated to football, founded...
by ScottishFA
Wed May 02, 2018 8:49 am
 
Forum: Football Books
Topic: 1824: The World's First Foot-Ball Club
Replies: 0
Views: 482

Re: Scottish FA Cup website

Picked a random season, 1970-71, and have a couple of comments:

East Fife v St Mirren, R3 second replay. Was won by St Mirren.
St Mirren v Rangers, R4, correct score 1-3
by ScottishFA
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:23 am
 
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Scottish FA Cup website
Replies: 4
Views: 1024
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