Yesterday, one of our volunteers found this sketch of a Scottish Cup design in amongst our plans for Fleming & Ferguson Ltd, Shipbuilders based in Paisley. The material had been used to protect and wrap the ship plans.
St Mirren didn’t win the Scottish Cup in 1961 but they did have a very high scoring replay match in the 3rd round on the 28th February 1961 against Third Lanark at Cathkin Park where an 8-0 victory put them through to the quarter finals.
The team names shown in the sketch match the players that were in the starting line up – Brown, Campbell, Wilson, Stewart, Clunie, Riddell, Rodger, Bryceland, Kerrigan, McTavish and Miller.
We are guessing that this is the work of a young apprentice at Fleming & Ferguson who perhaps enthused by the 8-0 victory allowed themselves to hope for victory in the Scottish Cup Final. It was not to be and Dunfermline Athletic knocked them out in a replay match in the semi-finals, going on to beat Celtic to take the Cup.
We are left wondering whether anyone knows the person who drew this sketch?
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