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photographs given to me by my mother-in-law Marion Tait            

Burnbank Swifts 1958-59

1.   J.Newall

2.   B. Gillies

3.   J. Allan

4.  P.Cuthbertson

5. Jackie Tait

6.   W.Summers

1.   J.Gracie

2.   J. Pollock

3.   M. Paton

4.   J. Mitchell

5.   W. McAdam


1958-59 Scottish Juvenile Cup winning team
Burnbank Swifts
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Burnbank Swifts 1958-59

1. 2. 3. J.Newall 4. B. Gillies 5.  J. Allan 6 P.Cuthbertson 7. Jackie Tait 8. W.Summers 9 10 11
1 2.  J.Gracie 3. J. Pollock 4. M. Paton 5. J. Mitchell 6. W. McAdam 7 8 boy

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Jan.2013 Mathew Marks, Cambuslang  
    
" ..... full team names supplied for the 1958-59 cup winning team'

 
 

Great dressing room photo of Burnbank Swifts winning the cup
which is on display bottom left of the main photograph above
Burnbank Swifts  cups

Burnbank Swifts

                                                                        3rd from right goalkeeper J.Allan, 2nd from right Jackie Tait
                              centre front holding jersey M.Paton

 

footnote: John Tait, or Jackie as he was known, was born on a Sunday, the 27th March 1938, in Bellshill hospital he passed away at home in Ayr, on the 29th March 2011.  Jackie was two days past his 73rd birthday.  Jackie’s earliest days were in Newton, and he was always a proud Newton man.  He was the son of Agnes and Matha and the older brother of Elizabeth and Matthew.The family home was in 36 Dunlop Street in Newton, and Jackie attended Hallside and Gateside schools.
 
The bulk of Jackie’s working life was as a steelman in Redpath’s, where for most of the time he was a foreman plater.  He was well respected by all the workers and made sure that they got good deals when leaving the steelworks and although a foreman, he was foremost a working man, and someone all the men trusted and looked up to all his days.
It was at Gateside school that Jackie met Marion Hardie, they were married in the Manse in Cambuslang, near the railway station on the 1st December 1956.  Originally Marion and Jackie lived with Marion’s Mum in Rosebank Drive, and it was to that house that Eileen was born in 1958.  The Tait family were completed in 1963 with the arrival of Angela.
   
Jackie is remembered as simply a smashing man, as someone who was plainspoken – who would take it upon himself to help family members and indeed he was always there to help anyone in need.
                           Jackie & Marion Tait

 

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