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Twechar Rangers / United

Post by stewart » Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:27 am

Wondering if anyone can assist. I dont have my detailed records anymore but someone has asked me for some info on a medal they have for Twechar Rangers, dated 1922/23 and the info suggests its a runners-up medal for a Dumbartonshire Junior competition. I thought they had folded by then and been replaced by Twechar United. Info on the SFHA website is also, unusually, a little contradictory. Anyone got any thoughts ?

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Re: Twechar Rangers / United

Post by cowdenbeather » Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:42 am

I thought that Twechar Rangers were a junior side right up until the 2nd World War apart from the period 1931-33 when they were effectively in abeyance after losing their ground. Twechar United I think were juveniles until going junior round about 1933

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Re: Twechar Rangers / United

Post by bluedragon » Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:09 pm

The Sunday Post of Sunday 10 June 1923 gives “Dumbartonshire Cup Final Yoker Athletic 4 Twechar Rangers 2”.

I have looked at the British Newspaper Archive. In June 1933 there was a local meeting that took a decision to form a Junior club named Twechar United and it was accepted into the Scottish Junior League at the League’s AGM later in the month. However, what I think may have happened was at some time in July 1933 the club decided to revert to the old name of Twechar Rangers.

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Re: Twechar Rangers / United

Post by BMCCOLL » Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:14 pm

Twechar United were formed around 1928 as Juveniles. They went briefly defunct in July 1931 but managed to reformed for the new season. They were defunct again for 1932-33 season but again reformed, this time as Juniors in June 1933. They appear to disband about 1940-41.

Twechar Rangers were around by 1909 as Juveniles, turning Junior in 1912. They effectively disbanded in June 1931 after losing their ground but still submitted entries to the SJC although they scratched in both seasons. They reformed in the summer of 1933 and appear to have disbanded at the end of 1938-39 season

I also believed the Rangers/United name was used interchangely by the press but at least one report I saw from the 1930s mentions both teams.

So, probably...
Twechar United were members of the SJL 1933-1940
Twechar Rangers were members of the SJL 1912-1915, 1919-1931, 1933-1939

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