Remembering the glory days at Bearsden Amateurs reunion

Bearsden Amateurs, former players who played in 1940s 5s0 and 60s having a reunion. Westerton Bowling Club.'Photo by Emma Mitchell'26/2/14
Bearsden Amateurs, former players who played in 1940s 5s0 and 60s having a reunion. Westerton Bowling Club.'Photo by Emma Mitchell'26/2/14

Bearsden Amateurs FC former players got together recently for a reunion.

The ‘boys’ all played together between 1948 and 1963 and held the get-together at Westerton Bowling Club recently, where they had a chat and remembered the glory days.

In 1962, the club won the Scottish Amateur Cup at Hampden.

Former player Harry Mailer said: “This was the biggest thing we have ever won. We beat Pencaitland 1-0.”

The most recent get-together continues a great tradition which dates back to when the club was formed in 1890.

Apart from the two world wars, The Den, as the club became known, played continuously since their formation.

The founding team was made up of boys working in stables at Bearsden Cross.

They worked with the horses which pulled the buses to and from Glasgow.

The club’s first pitch was where the present Burgh Hall and All Saints Church is now.

In 1898 they moved to Colquhoun Park and then in 1918 to their present ground at Thorn Park

Mr Mailer added: “I’d just like to thank everyone for turning up and making it such a great afternoon.”