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le bluebear
26-09-2010, 10:44
Here's oor Wullie playing for Callander in 1873 and running at Burnbank coming a close second.

http://www.thegallantpioneers.co.uk/William-McBeath.html

colinnixon
26-09-2010, 10:55
Here is a picture of a girl I know laying flowers at his grave and the accompanying article that appeared in the Lincoln Echo. It was during a ceremony we attended to unveil the headstone that was erected in his memory.
http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/news/tombstone-dedicated-founder-Glasgow-Rangers-Football-Club/article-2479213-detail/article.html

le bluebear
26-09-2010, 10:59
Here is a picture of a girl I know laying flowers at his grave and the accompanying article that appeared in the Lincoln Echo. It was during a ceremony we attended to unveil the headstone that was erected in his memory.
http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/news/tombstone-dedicated-founder-Glasgow-Rangers-Football-Club/article-2479213-detail/article.html

A lovely and fitting tribute to one of our Founders.

colinnixon
26-09-2010, 12:09
Another pic taken that day.

http://i53.tinypic.com/v7scnk.jpg

dh1963
26-09-2010, 12:12
That is a beautiful inscription on his headstone.

MLF
26-09-2010, 12:17
Great work by all who contributed to this and a fitting tribute to one of our four founding lads

le bluebear
26-09-2010, 12:23
In 1884 at the ''Annual Hop'' William was presented with a gold medal from his friends for the role he played in the inception of the Club which was a lovely touch.

colinnixon
26-09-2010, 21:28
In 1884 at the ''Annual Hop'' William was presented with a gold medal from his friends for the role he played in the inception of the Club which was a lovely touch.

Is that mentioned in the book. I havent read it all yet?

le bluebear
27-09-2010, 04:37
Is that mentioned in the book. I havent read it all yet?

It is indeed.

Sam Ricketts spoke at the same event about them playing their first games in their civvies.

Ashbourne Loyal
20-07-2011, 20:14
Just received this pic from Mick at the British War Graves site so thought i`d share it

http://i53.tinypic.com/2lvia1f.jpg

Greig Guthrie
20-07-2011, 20:38
A gem from Callander that very few know about................theres a surprise.

Conor23
20-07-2011, 21:38
Just received this pic from Mick at the British War Graves site so thought i`d share it

http://i53.tinypic.com/2lvia1f.jpg

did the club pay for that?

thelangloyal
20-07-2011, 21:44
did the club pay for that?

Members of the V@nguard Bears, a website for Rangers supporters, raised money to lease the plot for 50 years and to mark it with a proper headstone after hearing one man from Glasgow, John Hamilton, had made the trip to attach a plaque to a tree near the unmarked grave.


Quote from the 2nd article.

colinnixon
21-07-2011, 10:38
Any Rangers supporter who happens to be in the area, should make a point of calling in.
It really is a lovely wee spot

GovanEastCornerLoyal
21-07-2011, 11:47
Members of the V@nguard Bears, a website for Rangers supporters, raised money to lease the plot for 50 years and to mark it with a proper headstone after hearing one man from Glasgow, John Hamilton, had made the trip to attach a plaque to a tree near the unmarked grave.


Quote from the 2nd article.

Well done to the V anguardBears!!!

Conor23
22-07-2011, 03:21
indeed

pity club never looked after their own though

britain
22-07-2011, 05:03
Superb historical work :), cheers for posting.:thumb::cheers: