Category Archives: Football

From New Cumnock to Newcastle

LANEMARK FOOTBALL CLUB Lanemark Football Club was formed in 1875 with many of the players already turning out for the existing Lanemark Cricket Club under the auspices of the Lanemark Coal Company. The company worked the coalfield in the vicinity … Continue reading

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A Letter from Glenafton’s past.

Glenafton Athletic were delighted to receive the ‘Minute of Agreement’ between new signing Peter McDonald and the club dating from September 1947 from Alex Christie from Irvine. He also provided a letter from the club secretary sent to the player … Continue reading

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Glenafton Athletic: The beginning

Last week Scotland’s People published the Valuation Rolls of 1930 which lists every house or piece of ground, along with the names and designations of the proprietor, tenant and occupier in Scotland of that year.   This was a special year … Continue reading

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