Research into the history of Football in Falkirk district : mainly concentrating on the the period up to 1945 I like to dig through the newspapers from the days of yore to find little vignettes that were rarely included in the published histories.
From the ugly side to the downright obscure, just don't expect me to write about anything too obvious ....
I recently found a drawing of Joshua Cochrane, the former Falkirk & Grahamston centre-half in the St Paul Daily Globe [24/5/1894]. The drawing is of him playing "McStuart, traitorous scot" in Rob Roy, which was held at the Grand Opera House, St Paul on Saturday 19th May 1894
Falkirk Herald 28th September 1889
January 1869, Falkirk, Stirlingshire
April 1955, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
– Saturday January 5th
1889 v Clydesdale Harriers (H) Friendly
Debut – Saturday September 7th
1889 v Tillicoultry (H) Scottish Cup 1st
Career – Grahamston [1887/88-1888/89], Falkirk
Minneapolis Rangers FC , Minneapolis FC [1892-1897]
to Minneapolis, USA sailing from Glasgow to Boston arriving on the
October 1889 on the S.S.Nestorian.
Sorry, I have been reading a lot of newspapers and although some points of interest have come up nothing too interesting, unless you think that Jimmy Henderson playing for Falkirk, Falkirk Amateurs & East Stirlingshire in the same season was that interesting! No! I did not think so! What was interesting was that Jimmy Henderson lived at the same adress as the current councilor David Alexander, grandson of the East Stirlingshire & Scotland player of the same name.