Showing posts with label Brockville Park. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Brockville Park. Show all posts

Friday, 11 October 2013

Falkirk v Aberdeen, Brockville Pk 1914


Another pic from the past, [there are lots of them out there if you are willing to dig] this one [according to the caption] is from the Falkirk v Aberdeen Division 1 Match at Brockville Pk on the 14th of March 1914: 2-0 to Falkirk, and the houses in the background certainly appear to be those in Watson Street.


I am somewhat perturbed by this picture. The two players named as Falkirk players seem to be wearing a lighter coloured top than the Aberdeen player; I do not know what the Aberdeen change strip was this season, but at this point Aberdeen wore Black & Gold stripes so it is definitely not that; to my knowledge there has never been a Falkirk player by the name of Templeton; to the right the player may or may not be Robert Orrock [I'm not sure though]; the player named as Wylie looks awfy like Thomas Glancy of Falkirk to me. That and the fact there is no way to be 100% sure that the goalie is Alex Stewart, makes me think something has gone wrong up Dundee Courier way.

I'm also interested in what that advert might be "NE..." could be anything.

Note - I was contacted recently [Apr 2014] by Alex Blackwood from "right" 'darn sarf' as in South Australia south, who married into the Neilson Family from Falkirk, and it was their advert shown - well in this picture from c1907


I ought to have looked at the Falkirk Council site too, but I always look for the obscure. On reading more Neilson's had the privilege of creating that horrid drink "Coca-Cola" for you people in Falkirk, until the massive giant that was Barr's swallowed them up. Based in the Pleasance, I have today also noted a junior team by the name Rosehall Swifts, who may, or may not, have been their works team ..... so much to explore .... every answer brings me more questions!!!!!

Friday, 4 October 2013

Action Photo - Falkirk v Queen's Park 1914


You how it is with digging out old pictures of football matches from the archives, they are quite impressive in their poor quality retro-coolness. I wish there were so many more of them available [and of course there might be and I have not been looking in the right place yet] but for the moment I will be thankful for what I find.

This picture is from the Falkirk v Queen's Park Scottish Cup match in January 1914, Falkirk's first Cup game since winning the season before. It has a strange caption as it states that the players are [William] Lennie of Falkirk then Todd, Garvie, Young & Kerr [QP] from left to right, whilst it is clearly a Falkirk player at the right [Blue Shirt], so it probably means right to left....

I suppose that since cameras were much more basic than today it must have been very difficult to get a good action photo, therefore many of the other ones taken at the time were blurry and unuseable, so presumeably destroyed.

But what I like most about this picture is that in the background you can clearly see the houses in Watson Street so it was taken before the Shed was built [those very houses are still there a hundred years later]. Well I always like to come across pictures which have new [to me anyway] images of Brockville Park.


The match itself is quite annoying as Falkirk were beaten; the holders knocked out in the First Round. That sort of thing just doesn't happen anymore, and it is a shame it happened to Falkirk on this occasion, as [due to the war] the club would not have the chance to avenge it until 1920 [when Falkirk were beaten again in the First Round].

Will get back to looking through lots and lots of newspapers now, will be back when I find something of interest.

Friday, 4 November 2011

Old Falkirk FC Photograph?

I was recently sent this photograph via a relative of an old Falkirk FC goalkeeper [Alex Thomson] to see if I could shed any light on it, but I'm afraid I failed.

I am of the opinion that it might be Falkirk as the second on the left looks very much like the old Falkirk FC inside-left Alex Burt, but other than that I am stumped.

Alex Thomson's career as far as I know was St Ninians Thistle [????], St Bernards [1896/97-1897/98], Falkirk [1897/98-1901/02], King's Park [????] but I may have missed some of it out.

The flag might be a clue, but I can not really make out what flag it is, and the buildings in the background may shed some light if that is Brockville Park, of course it may be a completely different team altogether, if anybody could be of help please get in touch.

falkirk fc, alex thomson,

Alex is wearing the cap, with the ball at his feet.

Thanks in advance

Thursday, 3 August 1989

Stirlingshire FA Eleven-a-Side Competition 1889

Held at the Brockville Park, Falkirk, Sat 3rd August 1889, 15 Minutes a half, Scores are Goals+Corners
East Stirlingshire            3+3    Falkirk                    1+1       Semi-Final
Kilsyth Wanderers             3+1    Camelon                    2+4       Semi-Final

Kilsyth Wanderers             1+0    East Stirlingshire         0+7       Final

Teams-

Falkirk - Rae; Kerr & Malcolm; Logan, Cochrane & Johnston; Stark & Donnelly, Sneddon, Murphy & Another.
East Stirlingshire - McMartin; Ritchie & M.Harley; Reid, Kadie & R.Stewart; Kirkwood & Simpson, Dunn, T.Harley & Gardner.
Camelon - R.Stewart; A.Fraser & W.Webster; J.Ramsay, D.Inglis & W.Burns; Jas.Scott & J.Brown, H.Fraser, T.White & J.Wilkie.
Kilsyth Wanderers - Unknown. 

4-a-side and 5-a-side Competitions

Thursday, 13 July 1989

Falkirk FC Amateur Sports Day Four-a-Side Competition 1889

Held at Brockville Park, Falkirk, Sat 13th July 1889, Scores are Goals+Touchdowns
Cambuslang                    1+0    Falkirk                    0+0       First Round
King's Park & Queen's Park - Byes

Queen's Park                  4+1    King's Park                0+0       Semi-Final
Cambuslang - Bye

Queen's Park                  1+1    Cambuslang                 0+0       Final

Most of the entrants failed to show

4-a-side and 5-a-side Competitions

Thursday, 8 June 1989

Laurieston Brass Band Four-a-Side Competition 1889

Held at Brockville Park, Falkirk, Sat 8th June 1889 (Scores are Goals+Touchdowns)
Laurieston                    3+0    Burnhouse                  0+0       First Rd
Falkirk III                   2+0    Zetland Star               0+0       First Rd
Falkirk                       wo     Alva                       scr       First Rd
Grangemouth Strollers         2+2    Grahamston                 0+0       First Rd
Grangemouth                   1+0    Falkirk II                 0+0       First Rd
East Stirlingshire            3+0    Kirkintilloch Rob Roy      0+0       First Rd

Falkirk                       2+1    Grangemouth                0+0       Second Rd
East Stirlingshire            1+0    Grangemouth Strollers      1+0       Second Rd
East Stirlingshire            0+1    Grangemouth Strollers      0+0       Second Rd Replay
Falkirk III, Laurieston - byes

Falkirk                       7+0    Falkirk III                1+0       Semi-Final
East Stirlingshire            3+1    Laurieston                 0+0       Semi-Final

East Stirlingshire            1+1    Falkirk                    0+0       Final

4-a-side and 5-a-side Competitions

Thursday, 14 July 1988

Falkirk FC Amateur Sports Day Four-a-Side Competition 1888

Held at Brockville Park, Falkirk, Sat 14th July 1888 (Scores are Goals+Touchdowns)
Cambuslang Wanderers          2+2    East Stirlingshire         0+0       First Rd
Dumbarton                     3+1    Uddingston                 1+0       First Rd
Falkirk                       2+0    Camelon                    0+0       First Rd
Cambuslang, Canadians, Dunblane, Falkirk II, St Mirren - byes

St Mirren                     2+1    Cambuslang Wanderers       1+0       Second Rd
Dumbarton                     3+2    Falkirk II                 1+2       Second Rd
Cambuslang                    5+0    Dunblane                   2+0       Second Rd
Falkirk                       2+0    Canadians                  0+0       second Rd

St Mirren                     3+1    Cambuslang                 2+0       Semi-Final
Dumbarton                     1+1    Falkirk                    0+0       Semi-Final

Dumbarton                     2+1    St Mirren                  0+0       Final

4-a-side and 5-a-side Competitions

Thursday, 13 August 1987

East Stirlingshire BC Amateur Sports Day Four-a-Side Competition 1887

Held at Brockville Pk, Falkirk, Sat 13th Aug 1887 (Scores are Goals+Touchdowns)
Stenhousemuir             1+1   Gairdoch                  1+0       First Round
Camelon, Carron Athletic, East Stirlingshire BC, East Stirlingshire FC,
Falkirk, Grahamston & Laurieston - Byes

East Stirlingshire BC     WO    Grahamston                scr       Second Round
Laurieston                1+2   Camelon                   1+0       Second Round
East Stirlingshire FC     3+0   Carron Athletic           0+0       Second Round
Falkirk                   1+2   Stenhousemuir             1+0       Second Round

East Stirlingshire FC     2+0   Laurieston                1+1       Semi-Final
East Stirlingshire BC     3+1   Falkirk                   0+0       Semi-Final

East Stirlingshire BC     1+0   East Stirlingshire FC     0+0       Final

4-a-side and 5-a-side Competitions

Thursday, 30 July 1987

Sheildhill Brass Band Four-a-Side Competition 1887

Held at Brockville Pk, Falkirk, Sat 30th July 1887 (Scores are Goals+Touchdowns)
Etcetera                  3+1   Falkirk Athletic          0+0       First Round
Callendar Strollers       1+0   Nomads                    0+0       First Round
Falkirk                   6+1   Parkhouse Swifts          0+1       First Round
Falkirk Jubileans [FFC]   3+0   Parkhouse Strollers       0+0       First Round

Falkirk                   0+1   Etcetera                  0+1       Semi-Final
Callendar Strollers       4+1   Falkirk Jubileans [FFC]   0+0       Semi-Final
Falkirk                   1+2   Etcetera                  1+0       Semi-Final Replay

Falkirk                   0+1   Callendar Strollers       0+0       Final

4-a-side and 5-a-side Competitions

Thursday, 16 July 1987

Falkirk FC Amateur Sports Day Four-a-Side Competition 1887

Held at Brockville Pk, Falkirk, Sat 16th July 1887 (Scores are Goals+Touchdowns)
Champfleurie              2+0   East Stirlingshire        1+0        First Round
Dumbarton Athletic        4+0   King's Park Strollers     0+0        First Round
Falkirk                   2+2   Caledonians               0+0        First Round
Cambuslang, Etceteras, Grahamston, King's Park & Third Lanark - Byes First Round

Dumbarton Athletic        5+0   Grahamston                0+0        Second Round
Cambuslang                3+0   Etceteras                 0+0        Second Round
Champfleurie              1+1   King's Park               1+0        Second Round
Falkirk                   3+0   Third Lanark              0+0        Second Round

Cambuslang                2+1   Champfleurie              0+0        Semi-Final
Dumbarton Athletic        4+1   Falkirk                   2+0        Semi-Final

Cambuslang                2+1   Dumbarton Athletic        0+0        Final

4-a-side and 5-a-side Competitions