Miscellaneous Thistle Photos

This is just a page for everything else that doesn’t fit into a specific category but has something to do with Larkhall Thistle. Thanks to Hugh Kerr for the photographs and most of the details below. Thanks also to exiled for added comments and information.

Crowd trouble at Kirkintilloch
Crowd trouble at Kirkintilloch

This photograph was taken during the crowd invasion of the park at Kirkintilloch on 12th February 1977. See archive page for more details.

 

Tom Sutherland, Larkhall Thistle Player of the Year
Tom Sutherland, Larkhall Thistle Player of the Year 1

Some of the faces in the photograph above: Jock Roy, Davie Wilson, Jock and Danny McLeish and Jackie Hamilton. (Thanks to exiled for the information)

Tom Sutherland, Larkhall Thistle Player of the Year
Tom Sutherland, Larkhall Thistle Player of the Year 2

Two pictures above celebrating Tom Sutherland as Larkhall Thistle Player of the Year. The top one was taken at the presentation dance in The County Inn in Cambuslang in 1973 0r 74.
Back row: John Hutchison, John Chalmers, Arthur Whiteside, Jim “Suzz” Sutherland, Alan Duff, John McCaig, Bobby Bloomfield Front row: John Hunter, Scott McCartney, John McKerr, Alastair Duff (Thanks again to exiled for his help on this one)

Larkhall Thistle training session 1
Larkhall Thistle training session 1

 

Larkhall Thistle training session 2
Larkhall Thistle training session 2

 

Larkhall Thistle training session 3
Larkhall Thistle training session 3

 

Larkhall Thistle training session 4
Larkhall Thistle training session 4

 

Larkhall Thistle training session 5
Larkhall Thistle training session 5

The pictures above are from a Larkhall Thistle training session at Gasworks Park, taken prior to the Beatons Cup Final against Bellshill in 2001 In the background is the former Larkhall Thistle Social Club which was wound up in 1989.

Training in gym
Training in gym

This is an old photograph of some Larkhall Thistle players training in the old pavillion and changing rooms, opposite the side where they are now.
Barbells – Bert Steel, crouching – Bobby Woods, situps – Dick Nelson, barbells – Tommy Walker, standing in corner – Harry Kirkwood.

Two players at Shawlands

Two Thistle players at Shawlands

Larkhall Thistle players Paul Anderson and Hugh Kennedy pictured outside the Shawlands Hotel in Larkhall, just before the cup final with Bellshill at Firhill.

 

17 thoughts on “Miscellaneous Thistle Photos

  1. photo of crowd was taken at kirkintilloch rob roy at infamous scottish tie
    which we lost seroius crowd trouble at this game. Guy with trophy was tam sutherland he only played for short spell but won player of year all I can say club changed format for selecting player of year after this .The training in the gym photo is actually the old pavilion which used to be where dugouts are now. The guy with barbells is Bert Steel prior to signing for Clyde then going to Vancouver Whitecaps then returning once more to the Jags and played in Scottish semi final team. The guy doing push ups is Bobby Woods who went to Shotts and was capped with junior Scotland .Can,t name guy with hand bells but fellow on floor is Dick Nelson who the thistle once flew from Germany where he was stationed in the army to play in a scottish tie. Big Dick as he was known still lives in Overtown and attended a few games last year but I believe his health has not been great lately.The guy standing in the corner of the photo is Harry Kirkwood who was the trainer and played right back prior to becoming trainer. I think the other with barbells might be Tommy Walker who later became club secretary but I,m not sure.The picture at the Shawlands was taken prior to the Beatons cup final at firhill against Bellshill I recognise PaulmAnderson on left but the other guy can,t get his name.The training photos are I think a training session prior to that final and pre match meal at the Shawlands.The black and white picture of the players holding Tam Sutherland up is during seventies but will get further info , once I study the picture.

  2. Venue for dance is The County Inn, Cambuslang, and the year is either 73 or 74.
    Some faces; Jock Roy ( RIP ) Davie Wilson ( tragically killed in a car crash near Strathaven ) Jock and Danny McLeish ( the Chuckle Brothers ).and Jackie Hamilton ( RIP)
    I think the player next to Paul Anderson might be Hugh Kennedy.

  3. The guy getting arrested at Kirkintilloch is “Boozer ” from Birkenshaw, normally a Celtic fan.
    Willie Lindsay is remonstrating with the cops. He himself was lucky not to be arrested in the previous round at Linlithgow where he had a go at a Lithgae fan

  4. In photo with big ” Suzz” are
    John Hutchison, John Chalmers, Arthur Whiteside, Alan Duff John MCaig,
    Unknown, ( front ) John Hunter, Scott McCartney, John McKerr and Alastair Duff

    1. Not 100% certain but I think ” unknown” might be Bobby Bloomfield who was signed from Lesmahagow ( and was done for murder )

  5. Great to see auld photos of my dad John Mckerr snr playing and winning trophies with the larky thistle ,god nose how many times he’s told me the stories about it haha . He’s still fit and well and still living in larkhall . He doesn’t have the beard now haha

  6. The picture of the crowd invasion is still vivid in my memory as I played ( debatable) in that game. Have shared some of these memories in the 1977 Archive section and delighted to do so. Was also pleased to see a pic of JIM Roberts in one of the 70s team photos. ” Yogi” and I were best mates and played together up front in a good Lammermoor PS (Coltness) team both banging in a lot of goals!

    1. Nice to read this comment John (Dooley ) and I were great mates he could tear a defence apart feed me and I would score.would nice to get in touch Loved playing with the jags especially Matt Mulhern (what a player) hard as nails

  7. I’m the guy holding up Tommy Sutherlands right hand side, had 6 years at Larkhall fantastic bunch of guys, happy memories

  8. Hi Ian I’ve lived down on the south coast of England for 35 years but have fond memories of Larky! will never forget the games against St Roch’s talk about old firm!!!
    Got an old action photo from a Larkhall game from the 70’s do you have an email I can send it to, might be of some interest
    cheers

    Arthur

    Arthur

  9. Hi Arthur Hugh Kerr if I remember correctly Tommy Hamilton and I signed you from Wishaw think you were selling cars at the time. Great days indeed I am treasurer of the club

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