Tom Vallance and the Loving Cup

The importance of the series of games v Vale of Leven back in 1877 that saw the Rangers contest their first ever Scottish Cup cannot be emphasised enough.

We have read that the players from both sides kept in regular touch which resulted in get togethers some 50 years later.

What follows is an  advert for a  match between the sides at the International Exhibiton in 1888 and and an account of a meeting from the 1920’s  where Tom Vallance the songwriter comes to the fore.

1888 advert

 

The Loving Cup