Thursday, 26 July 2012

Pick Pocket Thursday

This Queen of the South Football Club Fixture Card was tucked inside the pocket of a duffel coat. The team was formed in 1919 when a handful of Dumfries football enthusiasts met in their homes to discuss the restoration of competitive football fixtures locally, following the end of World War 1. They decided to form a new team by amalgamating the local clubs and so Queen of the South F.C. was born. Dumfries had been nicknamed `Queen of the South` by David Dunbar, a local poet, who in 1857 stood for Parliament in the General Election. The club badge contains the same motto as that on the crest for the town of Dumfries, 'A Lore Burne', the historical rally cry in Dumfries against outside attack.

 Here's 'The Doonhamers' in the 1960s...

And here they are now...

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