Falkirk FC Historian

Blog URL:http://falkirkfchistorian.blogspot.com/
Blog Tags:falkirk FC, Football, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Falkirk Football Club, Football in Falkirk
Country:United Kingdom
State/Province:Stirlingshire
Location:Falkirk

A Blog about the little details of Falkirk Football Club [and other local things] that I find interesting and were left out of the other histories.



Latest Blog Posts



When researching football players in the dim and distant past I often have to try to find out about their lives outside of football, this can help since it adds more than just puting a players name and clubs into your friendly search engine. When you...

After digging about on the internet today, I came across the attestation papers of Falkirk FC's Robert "Bob" Godfrey, one of the Falkirk players who joined the 16th Royal Scots in the very early days of the war.A local lad, the family living on the T...

John Rattrayb c1891, Ballingry, Fifed c1958Debut – Saturday December 24th 1910 v Raith Rovers (A) Scottish League Division 1Positions – Centre-ForwardKnown Career – Lumphinnans Swifts, Falkirk [1910/11-1912/13], Raith Rovers [1913/14-1914/15],...

Some obituaries you just come across, others you have to look for, this is in the latter camp. Robert Parlaneb 29th March 1871, Camelon, Stirlingshire d 9th March 1934, Camelon, StirlingshireDebut – Saturday August 24th 1895 v Kilsyth Wanderer...

Whilst out and about perusing my local Cemetery [Camelon] recently I happened across another name from the past that I recognised.I humbly apologise for my reflection ;(I will not bluster, Archie Waugh was an average defender, but was a local lad, an...

Now, every so often I come across an obituary of a Falkirk player, it makes me smile.Well, yes he played for Falkirk, back in 1879, he played.I have always hated the Post-war glitterati, those who loved Pele because he played in the sixties, without...

The above is the Wikipedia entry on Dan Kirkwood, and whilst it it is not wholly wrong, it is wrong.For one Dan Kirkwood was born in Uphall, Linlithgowshire, not Linlithgow. Now I really don't care if you agree with me, but look at his Birth Certific...