Sauchie and Bannockburn Curling Club

    Member of the Royal Caledonian Curling Club

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Centenary 1957

Curling is now very different from the old days, when so much depended on the outside ice. The formation of ice rinks has entirely altered the game and clubs can now arrange for their competitions to be played any time from September to April.

 

We are greatly indebted to a number of good friends for presenting trophies and prizes for competition amongst the members.  We would particularly make reference to Lady Steel Maitland of Sauchie, a patroness of the Club, who presented for a number of years, a pair of Curling Stones and Handles; Miss Mitchell of Bannockburn House and Miss Wilson for the Mitchell/Wilson Trophy; Mr. John Cairns, Mr. David Millar and Stirling Tractors whose trophies are played for annually, creating keen competition among the members.

 

The social activities of the Club have not been neglected, with Whist Drives and Dances, and, within recent years, our Theatre outings have attracted no less than 150 members and friends. Our summer outings to familiar places on the Clyde have also been well patronised with as many as 120 attending.

 

It is interesting to record in our centenary year that four generations of the Muirhead family have been connected with the Club. The Grandfather and Fathers of our President Mr W. Muirhead, Foot O’ Green, and our Secretary, Mr. W.D. Muirhead held important offices. Their sons are now also members.

 

This gives an interesting glimpse of the history of the Club. The minutes show that the office bearers appointed from time to time during the last century were animated to foster and encourage the game and so the Club enters on the second century of its existence in a sound financial position backed by a large and enthusiastic membership.

 

The centenary dinner was held in the Golden Lion Hotel on the 16th of October 1957 and was well attended by members and guest’s alike.

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Back Row, Left to Right; D. Girven, Dawson Muirhead, H. Cairns, George McInnes, Willie Hendry, J. Halley, Jimmy Muirhead, W. Bullions, A. Steel

Front Row, Left to Right; W.D. Muirhead, D. Stewart, W. Muirhead, J. Brisbane, Alex Kemp

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