The History of our Club is In safe hands.

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The father of Moses McNeil and his brothers was a John McNeil from Comrie in Perthshire.

He was master gardener to a John Honeyman of Glasgow and they resided at Belmore House on the Gareloch where Moses and his siblings were born.

By 1871 the family had moved across the Gareloch to a house named Flower Bank.

I visited the Rosneath area yesterday and met the councillor for the area to discuss a Founders project details of which will be posted over the coming weeks.During the meeting i asked about Flower Bank as this was the one location in that area where we’d never actually managed to locate.

Within 15 minutes we were driving up this back road and behold there was the McNeil family home in all it’s glory.

We chatted with the owners son who disappointingly isn’t a Rangers supporter.His mum is though, and a copy of the Gallant Pioneers book is on it’s way to her as we speak .

The Flag was his Dad’s support for the Stay Together campaign. He works at the Faslane Naval Base and is a Sunderland supporter.

Another of our Founders locations is in safe hands.

The Founders Trail and Ibrox Stadium Tour 2014 Autumn Dates.

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Sunday 10th August
Sunday 7th September
Sunday 12th October
The Founders Trail, in association with Rangers Football Club and The Rangers Development Fund, is delighted to launch our Autumn Tour programme.The Tours will operate on Sunday 10th August, Sunday 7th September and Sunday 12th October.Join us on a journey of discovery back to 1872 when The Rangers were just the dream of a group of young kids who gathered on Fleshers Haugh. They had no ball, no football kit and used a bush on the green as a changing room.

Their Club, which they nurtured, was to become the world’s most successful and it all happened on the streets of Glasgow.

Our journey takes us to the area of Fleshers Haugh where The Rangers played their first ever match, we also visit Glassford Street, Union Street, Berkeley Street, Burnbank, Kinning Park, Craigton Cemetery and many other places of interest before finishing off our day with a tour of our magnificent Ibrox Stadium.

During our journey we have a 30 minute break at the West of Scotland Cricket Ground in Partick which was the scene of the Rangers first ever Scottish Cup Final in 1877. It gives everyone a chance to unwind, grab a beer or soft drink and a bite to eat at a beautiful and historical setting.

Adults : £20
Children (under 16) and Senior Citizens £15.

Group discounts are available upon request.

To reserve your seat just send an email to :

thegallantpioneers@googlemail.com

For further information phone : 0790 2855536

An insight into our research can be found here on our website.

http://www.thegallantpioneers.co.uk/

 

The Founders Trail At The West End Festival Sunday 8th June.

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After the incredible success of last year’s event we’re delighted to announce that The Founders Trail has once again been allocated a stand at this year’s West End Festival Parade which will take place on Sunday 8th June .

This is an event that annually attracts over 80,000 people.

The stand will give us an opportunity to get our incredible Rangers story out and into the hearts and minds of not only the Glasgow public but the thousands of tourists who also attend the festival.

We will also be raising funds for charity by way of a raffle and donation bucket.

Our stand will be situated on Ashton Road across the road from Tennents Bar.

Hope to see many of you there.