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Noddy59

Dennistoun Waverley FC, early 1950s

This is a photo from the very early 1950s of Dennistoun Waverley football club players and officials. Must've been a good season, there are quite a lot of trophies on display!

My father, James Campbell Letham, is in the middle row, seventh along.

I'm afraid there is nothing written on the photo to identify anyone else.
Anyone recognise anybody?

bob1

was there any connection with rutherglen waverly also 1950 regards bob
Noddy59

@Bob1,  Sorry, I don't think so. Never heard him speak of any association with Rutherglen. East and North-east Glasgow was his patch.
bob1

thanks just thought there might be with simlar name and date as i used to wonder why waverly was chosen as it did not seem to have any connection with rutherglen regards bob
Noddy59

@bob1, There was also Bridgeton Waverley, but I don't know what caused the trend in the name Waverley. The Sir Walter Scott novel?
bigboz

My dad played for a Dennistoun team called Canary Hibs in the 20s. I saw one of the Waverleys, probably Dennistoun, play a Glasgow Junior cup tie at Parkhead in the early/mid 60s.
mikemckv

Denny Waverly

Used to sneak in to see them as a kid in the late 50's
Cal

Noddy59 wrote:
@bob1, There was also Bridgeton Waverley, but I don't know what caused the trend in the name Waverley. The Sir Walter Scott novel?


Undoubtedly.  The use of the name seems continuous through the mid and late nineteenth century.  It's hard to imagine now, when you try to get through a page of his impenetrable prose, but SWS was a superstar in his day, far bigger than any author of the last hundred years.  His influence was huge across two continents (at least).  To take a couple of examples, his one poem The Lady of the Lake inspired Schubert's beautiful Ave Maria (the original German lyrics not the Latin prayer often superimposed on the music), and the American presidential theme Hail to the Chief.  He's directly responsible for a large chunk of how Scotland is viewed by folk around the world, for better and worse.  Football team names are just the tip of the iceberg where Wally's concerned.

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