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  1. Adults £30 Child/Concession £20. If you’d like to join us please reserve your seat here on our website https://www.thefounderstrail.co.uk/ Further information 0790 2855536.
  2. Last week we had the pleasure of presenting the Founders Story for the Calderwood Rangers Supporters Club and friends in East Kilbride. At the end of the evening the Restoration of Rangers Graves Project received a cheque from the supporters club for the incredible amount of £500. We’d like to thank everyone for their generosity as this will help to ensure that our restoration work continues over the coming months. Thank you.
  3. Working the turnstiles while President of the Club, personally welcoming the supporters to First Ibrox. Tom Vallance was literally hands on from day one.
  4. On the 16th February 1935 Rangers legend Tom Vallance died at the family home at 83 Pitt Street Glasgow aged 78. Tom is buried in Hillfoot Cemetery in Bearsden and his funeral was attended by Mr. Struth, Chairman James Bowie and his old team-mate James McIntyre who both took a cord. Incredibly, players from the Vale of Leven team whom Tom had faced 60 years earlier in 1877 were also in attendance. That will give you an indication as to how highly regarded Tom Vallance was. Tom was paid the ultimate accolade by the Club in May 1898 when he was made a life member of the Rangers. In 2012 we had Tom put on to canvas by way of a painting by artist Helen Runciman which was unveiled at Ibrox Stadium at the end of our Founders Trail. Tom Vallance took his rightful place at the top of the Marble Staircase alongside his friends and fellow Founders. Some facts on Tom Vallance: Tom had an incredible 60 year association with his Club that he loved. He was a master oarsman, a champion athlete (he set a Scottish long jump record of over 21 feet), he studied at the Glasgow School of Art, had paintings accepted by the Royal Scottish Academy and was Rangers Club Captain and President for many years. While President of the Club it was not uncommon to find TomVallance working the turnstiles on match day at First Ibrox. In 1890 he owned the Club Restaurant at 22 Paisley Road Toll which today is the Viceroy Bar. We have recorded details of Tom Vallance being present at the ceremony held on 1st January 1929 which saw the opening of the Main Stand at Ibrox and also at a Dinner held in the old St.Enoch’s Hotel after a Rangers match in 1933, he was also a guest of the Club that year for the New Year’s day game against celtic. So, the lad who was present at Fleshers Haugh in 1872 was still attending Ibrox some 60 years later where the Club that he’d helped form and nurture were now playing in front of crowds touching 100,000. Today we remember Tom Vallance.
  5. Over the last few years we've been searching the cemeteries of Glasgow and beyond for the final resting places of those men who played such a vital role in not only forming our Club but the subsequent years thereafter. Work has already been carried out on 38 plots. We extended the project into assisting those bereaved by the 1961 and 1971 Ibrox Disasters. We of course can’t carry out work on these plots without the consent of family,sadly many have either passed on themselves or have moved away. This is where you can help. Do you know of any relatives of those bereaved by the tragedy who would like to discuss the possibility of some restoration work being done on the plot of a loved one or perhaps a memorial plaque etc placed? If you can help please call 0790 2855536 for a chat or email thefounderstrail@gmail.com Thank you.
  6. The Greatest Football Story Ever Told. The book sold out on the run up to Christmas but is now back in stock. Only £15.00 ( + £1.72 P+P).‬ ‪Our copies are all signed by author Gary Ralston. ‬ This is the updated version of the book which has a chapter devoted to the Founders Trail. ‪ A must read for all True Blues !‬ ‪Purchase your book here on our website and we’ll post your copy out within 24 hours. https://www.thefounderstrail.co.uk/shop ‬
  7. Our full range of merchandise, including our popular scarves,is available to purchase here on our website. All orders are posted out within 24 hours. https://www.thefounderstrail.co.uk/shop
  8. Tickets priced at only £6 are available from the host on taylor.e2@sky.com or by calling 07914 768943
  9. Last week I was contacted by a Davie O’Connor who asked to meet me at Ibrox before last Saturday’s match in order to make a donation to the Restoration Project. Davie and his wife donated the incredible sum of £150 which came from them selling their season tickets for a recent Old Firm fixture and the following home match just in order to help the Restoration of Rangers Graves Project. I’d like to thank them sincerely for their overwhelming generosity and kindness. Thank you 💙💙. If you’d like to donate to the Restoration of Rangers Graves please do so here on our website. https://www.thefounderstrail.co.uk/the-restoration-of-range…
  10. Adults £30 Child/Concession £20. If you’d like to join us please reserve your seat here on our website https://www.thefounderstrail.co.uk/ Further information 0790 2855536.
  11. Treat the Bluenose in your life to a Founders Trail and Ibrox Stadium Tour Gift Voucher. The Gift Vouchers are without limit of time and reserve a seat on any Founders Trail and Ibrox Stadium Tour of your choice (allowing for availability). Tours will run from January to December 2020. Adults £30 Senior Bluenoses( 65 and over) and Wee Bears ( under 16) £20 +£1 P+P per order Gift Vouchers, which can be purchased here on our website, are posted out within 24 hours. https://www.thefounderstrail.co.uk/shop
  12. Tickets priced at only £6 are available from the host on taylor.e2@sky.com or by calling 07914 768943
  13. Our scarves are designed on the original colours of the Club. Royal Blue Jersey, White Shorts, Blue and White Socks. They’re only £13.00 (+ £3.10 P&P) and can be purchased here on our website. All orders are posted out within 24 hours. https://www.thefounderstrail.co.uk/shop
  14. Earlier this month I met daughter Audrey Mcleay at the final resting place in Slammanan Cemetery of two brothers John and Richard McLeay who didn’t come home from Ibrox on the 2nd January 1971 with a view to restoring the plot. The restoration work was carried out today. We will remember them.
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