Tain Museum Image Library

Tain Juveniles Football Team, 1947
Tain Museum Image Library
Tain Juveniles Football Team, 1947

These proud looking lads make up a Tain Juvenile team who in 1947 won the Pieraccini Cup. This cup was provided by Leo Pieraccini, the founder of The Chocolate Shop, confectionery and cafe, in Tain High Street. ( See picture #253 ) It was one of many things Leo did to encourage the local youngsters to participate in sport.

Back L to R - Simon Urquhart, Rod Macleod, Billy Skinner, Derek Young, Gregor Munro
Front L to R - Jim Hay, J Corbett, David Mitchell, Gordon Mitchell, John Ross, Graham Munro
Picture added on 21 July 2005
Comments:
Is the Simon Urquhart in this picture the son of Helen Maclean and William Urquhart?
Added by Ray Harding on 09 August 2006
Hi there, both David and Gordon Mitchell in this photo were my uncles.
I am the son of their younger brother Charlie.
What a great picture, one I never knew existed until now.
Thank you
Gordon
Added by Gordon Mitchell on 24 July 2009
Hi Gordon, i may be wrong but i am sure that is your father Charlie next to Gordon in the front row.Your uncle David was older than this group of players.
Regards, Ernie Ross.
Added by Ernie Ross. on 22 September 2009
Hi Ernie
I think your are correct, it was the names above that threw me.
Hopefully, they were as good footballers as they used to tell me!!!!!
Thanks for the info.
Regards
Gordon
Added by Gordon Mitchell on 24 September 2009
Hi Gordon,
Having played with your father Charlie and Gordon i can assure you they were both fine footballers as was your uncle David.I hope their skills passed on to you.
Regards,
Ernie.
Added by Ernie Ross. on 02 October 2009
Hi Gordon
I have tried contacting you through your e-mail address on this site to no avail. I have a Mitchell family tree for you going back several generations.
Please get in touch. Best wishes Vi Symons nee Gardiner
Added by Vi Symons nee Gardiner on 17 October 2009
Hi Gordon
Ernie is absolutely right. That is definitely your Dad and Uncle Gordon in the 1947 team. It ties in with the ages I thought they were. If you get in touch with me I have a Mitchell family tree which you might be interested in and have had contact from distant relatives. Since I retired I have taken up genealogy as a hobby and spend many hours researching old Tain families.
Best wishes
Vi Symons nee Gardiner
Added by Vi Symons nee Gardiner on 17 October 2009
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