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New Pictures added PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Clark   
Sunday, 30 May 2010
2 new groups of photos added. Frank Docherty has given us pictures from Milan 1970. These are in the Club at away games section. We have a lot of the names but if anyone can help with the missing names please e-mail me or put it onto the forum. Jim Bryce has given us some photos from the 5-0 Love Street game in 1986 and also of the day at Celtic Park the day after the game. As always if anyone has any historical photos of the club please feel free to get in touch.
Last Updated ( Friday, 30 March 2012 )
 
FOREWORD PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Monday, 23 July 2007
To reach a fiftieth anniversary is an achievement, to attain it in the fashion and strength of our club is a remarkable testament to our founder members. The men who planted the roots or our present success could have little visualised the progress we have made. Our members have travelled the world supporting Celtic, experiencing success and disappointment. Jim O’Kane has given us in this book a chance to recall old friends and good times, and remind us of our achievements and where we have come from, and hopefully lay the foundations of success for many years to come. We also must remember we have a duty to pass on to future generations the privileges we have had in the past and rely on them to carry them forward into the 21st century.

Fifty years is a long time but it is not the end, only part of a journey in the support of Celtic.
"… when you walk through a storm… you will truly never walk alone… "

Yours in Celtic
Charles H Lynch, President, 1995.
 
Golden Jubulee PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Monday, 23 July 2007
The Celtic F.C, Supporters’ Club, Greenock
50 Years of Faithful Support
1945 to 1995

The first two paragraphs of the rules and bye laws of the The Celtic F.C. Supporters’ Club, Greenock state:-
  1. The club shall be called “ The Celtic Supporters Club” and shall consist of Ordinary Members and such Honorary Members as may be elected in terms of this Constitution.
  2. he objects of this Club shall be to support Celtic Football Club and organise recreational and social activities for its members.
Last Updated ( Monday, 23 July 2007 )
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The First Ten Years, 1945 to 1955 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Monday, 23 July 2007
The first issue of the Celtic Supporters Association magazine of 1946 carried items submitted by twelve branches of the Association, including one from Greenock which I quote in full
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Dock Breast, 1955 to 1956 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Monday, 23 July 2007
Between 1955 and 28 May 1956 the club premises were the Dock Breast, East India Adjacent to the Marine Bar ( now known as the Waterfront ). The building was demolished a number of years ago and the vehicle compound of Greenock Police station is now in this site. This hall had previously been used as the Sailors Rest and also as the meeting place of the St Laurence Boys club. The conditions within the premises must have been basic in comparison with those enjoyed by members in today's clubrooms. An indication of this is apparent in the committee minutes of 2 August 1955 where it is minuted:
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Westburn Street, 1956 to 1975 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Monday, 23 July 2007
The first committee meeting in the new premises took place on Sunday 22 July 1956 at 8.00 p.m. The club did not get a drinks licence right away and it was not until its meeting of 30 September 1956 that the committee was advised that the club was successful in getting a licence. The bar in the clubs premises in Westburn Street was opened on Friday 7 October 1956 at 7 p.m. The club was first registered with the Sheriff Court as a club on 1 October 1956. Incidentally the first new members to get 'made up' in these new premises were Daniel Morrison and Bennie McDade.
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Laird Street 1975 to Present PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Monday, 23 July 2007
By the early seventies the membership of the club had grown by such an extent that it was felt that larger premises were required. The committee left the secretary to find a site for the new club and he looked at three possible options. The first of these was a site across from the Argyll & Sutherland Bar. This site was rejected as it was felt to be near the Argyll & Sutherland Bar and that there may have been difficulties in getting approval due to this. The second site examined was opposite the CLR club in Nelson Street. This site was felt to be too close to the CLR club. The third and final site to be examined were premises owned by Fan Systems Ltd., an engineering company, at 193 Dalrymple Street on the corner of Laird Street. After discussion it was decided to purchase this site for the sum of £10,500, a Mr Carrick was the manager of Fan Systems at that time.
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Support To The Community. PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Monday, 23 July 2007
The club from its very outset has been a major supporter of many local charities, especially the Little Sisters of the Poor based in the Holy Rosary Home in South Street, Greenock Town hall with express intention of raising funds for the Little Sisters of the Poor. The report from the Greenock branch in the first issue of the Celtic Supporters' Association magazine of 1946 states:
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 31 July 2007 )
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The winning of the Scottish cup by Celtic PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Monday, 23 July 2007

Was obviously a very happy occasion shared directly over the years with representatives of Celtic F.C. taking the cup to special victory dances held to celebrate the achievement.

 
 

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