Hungarian Miners' Game 1963
In May 1963 a Hungarian Miners football team visited Scotland.
The Hungarians played 3 games
- the first against Thornton Hibs on the 1st May
- the second against a Junior Select team of Scottish miners at the Miners Gala on the 6th May
- the third against Arniston Rangers on the 8th May.
I have been able to name all the Hungarian players but only know Joe Nelson was captain of the Scottish team. Joe , at that time, was playing for Lochore Welfare and a miner at Comrie Colliery - the photograph might possibly be clear enough to stir memories and identify these two Scottish players.
I understand a Jim Kirkwood, an official at Newtongrange Star, organised the annual Gala football games . Unfortunately, he is no longer with us and the Club has no record of this unique game.
Can you help identify the players in the photograph?
Any information please send to Bob McDonald - email : firstname.lastname@example.org