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150 years ago today...

Posted: Sun May 12, 2013 10:49 am
by ScottishFA
The great Walter Arnott was born on 12 May 1863. To mark the anniversary, I've digitised a little booklet of his reminiscences:

http://www.scottishsporthistory.com/pub ... books.html

Re: 150 years ago today...

Posted: Sun May 12, 2013 1:15 pm
by bluedragon
ScottishFA wrote:The great Walter Arnott was born on 12 May 1863. To mark the anniversary, I've digitised a little booklet of his reminiscences:

http://www.scottishsporthistory.com/pub ... books.html
Thank you. The story of the visit to Aberdeen on page 1 makes you go on and read it all!

Re: 150 years ago today...

Posted: Sun May 12, 2013 2:11 pm
by Scottish
As always, a delight to read these old accounts and many thanks for making it available.

Re: 150 years ago today...

Posted: Sun May 12, 2013 6:49 pm
by nightfire
Good read. Thanks for that

Re: 150 years ago today...

Posted: Sun May 12, 2013 8:13 pm
by ScottishFA
Dammit! I hate it when this happens. It seems the widely published date of 1863 for his birth is wrong, and in fact he was born in 1861 (albeit still on 12 May).

So, happy 152nd birthday, Walter.

Re: 150 years ago today...

Posted: Mon May 13, 2013 1:19 pm
by qpsnapper
The 12/05/1861 is his correct DoB, I checked it at Scotland's People when I was through doing some research.

Born in Govan, died 18/05/1931 in Cathcart.