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  1. The Moonlighter

    84 Years Ago Today.

    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 the Club. 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.
  2. The Founders Trail Roadshow is heading north!
  3. Last night we had the pleasure of presenting the Founders Story at the Udston Social Club for the Burnbank Loyal RSC and friends. At the end of the presentation our Restoration of Rangers Graves bucket was sent around the hall and the wonderful amount of £263.07 was raised. We'd like to thank the organizers for a cracking event and everyone who attended for their overwhelming generosity as this will help to ensure that our restoration work continues over the coming months. Thank you.
  4. Two seats have just become available on Sunday’s Founders Trail and Ibrox Stadium Tour. Adults £28 Child/Concession £19. If you’d like to join us please reserve your seat here on our website https://www.thefounderstrail.co.uk/ Further information 0790 2855536.
  5. On Sunday afternoon we had the pleasure of presenting the Founders Story at Lodge 1282 Alexandra in Dennistoun. At the end of the presentation our Restoration of Rangers Graves bucket was sent around the hall and the wonderful amount of £252.76 was raised. The Lodge also donated £100 which gave us an incredible grand total of £352.76 We'd like to thank the organizers for a cracking event and everyone who attended for their overwhelming generosity, including Lodge Scotia, as this will help to ensure that our restoration work continues over the coming months. Thank you.
  6. The Moonlighter

    Hummel on the Trail of our Founders.

    I'd heard from the Club that they wanted to get a real feel for Rangers so i grabbed the opportunity and took them around the Trail. They were asking questions throughout the day which is always a good indicator.
  7. The Moonlighter

    Hummel on the Trail of our Founders.

    It was a pleasure yesterday to take three Danish representatives from Hummel around on our Founders Trail and share our wonderful and unique story. They said that they thoroughly enjoyed their day, were blown away with the sheer scale of Rangers and were complimentary about the Founders Project.
  8. On Friday night we had the pleasure of presenting the Founders Story at Kilwinning Orange Hall. At the end of the evening our Restoration of Rangers Graves bucket was sent around the hall and the wonderful amount of £224.85 was raised. We'd like to thank the organizers for a cracking event and everyone who attended for their overwhelming generosity as this will help to ensure that our restoration work continues over the coming months. Thank you.
  9. It will be an honour for us to present the Founders Story at Kilwinning Orange Hall on Friday 1st February at 7.30pm. The hall is situated at Kyleswell St, Kilwinning KA13 6BJ Tickets are £5 which can be purchased on the door. The evening will also provide an insight into The Rangers Graves Restoration Project and The Founders Trail. We hope to see a few of you along.
  10. Thanks very much. https://www.thefounderstrail.co.uk/the-restoration-of-Rangers-graves
  11. The Restoration of Rangers Graves Project and the Townhead Young Defenders. On Friday night we had the pleasure of presenting the Founders Story at the Townhead Young Defenders Band Hall in Glasgow. At the end of the evening our Restoration of Rangers Graves bucket was sent around the hall and the wonderful amount of £88.74 was raised. The Band also donated £150 from their raffle which was an incredible gesture. The grand total donated was £238.74 We'd like to thank the organisers for a cracking event and everyone who attended for their overwhelming generosity as this will help to ensure that our restoration work continues over the coming months. Thank you.
  12. It will be an honour for us to present the Founders Story for the Townhead Young Defenders tonight at 7.30pm. The Presentation will be held in their hall at 290 Pinkston Road Glasgow. Tickets are £10 which can be purchased on the door or from any band member. The evening will also provide an insight into The Rangers Graves Restoration Project and The Founders Trail. We hope to see a few of you along.
  13. The Moonlighter

    Remembering the 66. Margaret Ferguson.

    Sincere thanks.
  14. Three seats have become available on Saturday’s Founders Trail and Ibrox Stadium Tour. Adults £28 Child/Concession £19. If you’d like to join us please reserve your seat here on our website https://www.thefounderstrail.co.uk/ Further information 0790 2855536.
  15. The Moonlighter

    Remembering the 66. Margaret Ferguson.

    Margaret Ferguson was only 18 years old when she lost her life at Ibrox Stadium on the 2nd January 1971. She was also the only female to die in the tragedy. Over the last couple of years as part of our Restoration of Rangers Graves Project our colleague Chris Beglin has restored the bench in Markinch, which had been placed in memory of the five boys who tragically died that fateful day, and the Robert Mulholland memorial bench in Glasgow. With this in mind we were contacted earlier this month by Ian McLeod Milne who organises the Annual Supporters Memorial Service at Ibrox with a view to restoring the bench that had been placed in memory of Margaret at Muiravonside Cemetery. Subsequently I had the pleasure of meeting Margaret’s sister Mary at the Ibrox Memorial Service earlier this month. We contacted Falkirk Council and they have given their consent for the bench to be removed, restored and put back in place. All updates will be posted. The tragic link between Margaret and Colin Stein: https://www.BOYCOTT THIS LINK/sport/football/ibrox-disaster-only-female-victims-1079390 Donations to The Restoration of Rangers Graves Project can be made here via the link on our website: https://www.thefounderstrail.co.uk/the-restoration-of-Rangers-graves
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