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150 years ago today...

Post by ScottishFA » Sun May 12, 2013 10:49 am

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

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Post by bluedragon » Sun May 12, 2013 1:15 pm

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!

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Post by Scottish » Sun May 12, 2013 2:11 pm

As always, a delight to read these old accounts and many thanks for making it available.

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Post by nightfire » Sun May 12, 2013 6:49 pm

Good read. Thanks for that

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Re: 150 years ago today...

Post by ScottishFA » Sun May 12, 2013 8:13 pm

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.

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Re: 150 years ago today...

Post by qpsnapper » Mon May 13, 2013 1:19 pm

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.

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