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Throw-in masterclass

I received a copy of this photo from Harold Esson. Harold thinks the men on the right might be from Rangers. They certainly have the undivided attention of the youngsters.
Not sure if the players of today would command that kind of respect!

An educated guess would say the photo is from 1950-51
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Picture added on 14 December 2009 at 12:14
Comments:
Undivided attention? What about the cheeky lad 2nd from right in front?
Added by Ian Hourston on 14 December 2009
A few names to go on with.

Back row,standing,L-R. Brian Clark, Dave (Flash) Walker, with the tie could be David Oddie,and number 6 in might be Eoin (Squire) Leslie,t he last two boys could be Davy Johnstone and maybe Lex Craigie.

Kneeling,L-r.,is Melville Harcus,Gordon Keldie,far right same row is John Morrison.

Front row,L-R. Sid Garriock, Albert Spence, Harvey Groundwater. I am stumped for the rest, faces ring a bell but no names. Added by Phil Brough.
Anonymous comment added on 14 December 2009
Last two Gentlemen on the right look like Ivor Harcus (in black) and the other looks like Eric Hutchison (Dounby)
Added by Ian Carter on 14 December 2009
Back Row L-R Brian Clark : the late David Walker (Flash) : Tommy Bews : ? : John Robertson : Eddie Craigie : Philip Brass : Ralph Work : David Johnston : Lex Craigie.
Middle Row L-R Melville Harcus : Gordon Keldie : ? Nicholson : Billy Muir : Jimmy Marwick (Mosh) : John Morrison.
Front Row L-R Sydney Garrioch : Albert Spence : Harvey Groundwater : Garson McGibbon : Steven Brodie : ? : ? .
The three adults to the right were football stalwarts from Glasgow Rangers. L-R Dawson (Goalkeeper) : Willie Waddell : ? .
Added by Lex on 18 December 2009
I believe the three distinguished visitors were Jerry Dawson (Rangers & Scotland goalie, Willie Thornton (Rangers & Scotland centre-forward), and George Aitken (left-half for East Fife and Scotland, later moving to Sunderland). East Fife were a pretty successful team in Scotland around 1950.
I think the visitors came under the auspices of the S.F.A. I remember being present in the old Stromness Town Hall, when the three players answered questions from the audience. I even recall getting their autographs in a notebook, which has sadly disappeared during the 60 years since!
Added by Bill G on 14 March 2010
Syd Garrioch worked as a BBC Engineer at the local transmitter, and on the 50th anniversary of its opening as the first TV transmitter for the Western Isles he'll feature in a local radio programme on Two Lochs Radio on Wednesday evening.
Added by Alex Gray on 25 April 2015
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