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  1. It will be an honour for us to present the Founders Story at Dumbarton Masonic this Friday 22nd March at 7.30pm. The Hall is at 18 Church St Dumbarton G82 1QQ Tickets are £10 which includes a buffet, these can be purchased on the door on the night. The presentation will also provide an insight into The Restoration of Rangers Graves Project and The Founders Trail. We hope to see a few of you along.
  2. Get yourself wrapped up in Rangers with one of our popular scarves which are designed on the original colours of the Club and in turn support the Founders Trail. They are only £13.00 (+ £3.00 P&P) and can be purchased directly here on our website https://www.thefounderstrail.co.uk/shop
  3. A few seats have become available on this Saturday’s Founders Trail and Ibrox Stadium Tour. Adults £28 Child/Concession £19. If you’d like to join us please reserve your seat here on our website https://www.thefounderstrail.co.uk/ Further information 0790 2855536.
  4. A few places have just become available for this unique event on Friday night. If you’d like to join us for this special event please purchase your tickets using the link below. https://www.thefounderstrail.co.uk/
  5. On Saturday night we had the pleasure of presenting the Founders Story at the Carmelite Hotel in Aberdeen for our fellow Rangers supporters. It was a wonderful event superbly organized by Ian and Avril Nicol. A special mention goes to our friend Wilf Marshall for assisting us on the day. At the end of the presentation our Restoration of Rangers Graves bucket was sent around the hall which raised the astonishing amount of.£128.91 . the proceeds from a raffle will also be donated ( £475) which will give us a grand total of £603.91. We'd like to thank the organizers for a memorable event and everyone who attended for their overwhelming generosity as this will help to ensure that our restoration work continues over the coming months. Thank you.
  6. Before Wednesday night’s match at Ibrox the Restoration Project received a wonderful donation of £200 from the Kings Park RSC. We'd like to thank the members of the Club for their overwhelming generosity as this will help to ensure that our restoration work continues over the coming months. Thank you.
  7. Last Friday night we had the pleasure of presenting the Founders Story at Lodge Nethan St.John 1289 Kirkmuirhill. At the end of the presentation the Lodge, Kirkmuirhill RSC and friends donated the proceeds from their raffle , the Lodge also made a donation, and it all came to a grand total of £500! An incredible gesture. We'd like to thank the organizers for a cracking event and everyone who attended for their overwhelming generosity as this will help to ensure that our restoration work continues over the coming months. Thank you.
  8. After years of disappointment the Rangers eventually got their hands on the Scottish Cup on 17th February 1894 after beating Celtic 3-1 at Hampden. They were presented with the Cup in the Alexandra Hotel which stood at No. 148 Bath Street which today is the Pure Gym Centre. We have to bear in mind that the winning of the Scottish Cup in 1894 was still the pinnacle achievement for all Clubs, as the Scottish League was still very much in its infancy Rangers legend Tom Vallance( who is pictured standing on the back row) had this to say on the milestone reached by the Club, he wrote in the Scottish Sport. “It is with a true sense of delight that those who have followed the varying fortunes of the Rangers since their formation can now see their triumph, their name and fame shining throughout the land with a luster that they never before approached”. Tom presented each Rangers player with a gold scarf pin to commemorate this milestone in the Club’s history. Tom is pictured here with the proud Rangers Committee. Pictured with the victorious Rangers team is trainer John Taylor who’s unmarked grave we recently located in Craigton Cemetery. Mr Taylor’s plot will be restored as part of our Restoration of Rangers Graves Project.
  9. On the 16th February 1935 Rangers legend Tom Vallance died at the family home at 83 Pitt Street Glasgow aged 78. Tom is buried in Hillfoot Cemetery in Bearsden and his funeral was attended by Mr. Struth, Chairman James Bowie and his old team-mate James McIntyre who both took a cord. Incredibly, players from the Vale of Leven team whom Tom had faced 60 years earlier in 1877 were also in attendance. That will give you an indication as to how highly regarded Tom Vallance was. Tom was paid the ultimate accolade by the Club in May 1898 when he was made a life member of the Rangers. In 2012 we had Tom put on to canvas by way of a painting by artist Helen Runciman which was unveiled at Ibrox Stadium at the end of our Founders Trail. Tom Vallance took his rightful place at the top of the Marble Staircase alongside his friends and fellow Founders. Some facts on Tom Vallance: Tom had an incredible 60 year association with the Club. He was a master oarsman, a champion athlete (he set a Scottish long jump record of over 21 feet), he studied at the Glasgow School of Art, had paintings accepted by the Royal Scottish Academy and was Rangers Club Captain and President for many years. While President of the Club it was not uncommon to find TomVallance working the turnstiles on match day at First Ibrox. In 1890 he owned the Club Restaurant at 22 Paisley Road Toll which today is the Viceroy Bar. We have recorded details of Tom Vallance being present at the ceremony held on 1st January 1929 which saw the opening of the Main Stand at Ibrox and also at a Dinner held in the old St.Enoch’s Hotel after a Rangers match in 1933, he was also a guest of the Club that year for the New Year’s day game against Celtic. So, the lad who was present at Fleshers Haugh in 1872 was still attending Ibrox some 60 years later where the Club that he’d helped form and nurture were now playing in front of crowds touching 100,000. Today we remember Tom Vallance.
  10. On Sunday afternoon we had the pleasure of presenting the Founders Story at Lodge 1282 Alexandra in Dennistoun. At the end of the presentation our Restoration of Rangers Graves bucket was sent around the hall and the wonderful amount of £252.76 was raised. The Lodge also donated £100 which gave us an incredible grand total of £352.76 We'd like to thank the organizers for a cracking event and everyone who attended for their overwhelming generosity, including Lodge Scotia, as this will help to ensure that our restoration work continues over the coming months. Thank you.
  11. It was a pleasure yesterday to take three Danish representatives from Hummel around on our Founders Trail and share our wonderful and unique story. They said that they thoroughly enjoyed their day, were blown away with the sheer scale of Rangers and were complimentary about the Founders Project.
  12. On Friday night we had the pleasure of presenting the Founders Story at Kilwinning Orange Hall. At the end of the evening our Restoration of Rangers Graves bucket was sent around the hall and the wonderful amount of £224.85 was raised. We'd like to thank the organizers for a cracking event and everyone who attended for their overwhelming generosity as this will help to ensure that our restoration work continues over the coming months. Thank you.
  13. It will be an honour for us to present the Founders Story at Kilwinning Orange Hall on Friday 1st February at 7.30pm. The hall is situated at Kyleswell St, Kilwinning KA13 6BJ Tickets are £5 which can be purchased on the door. The evening will also provide an insight into The Rangers Graves Restoration Project and The Founders Trail. We hope to see a few of you along.
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