Today’s photo of the day delves in to the history archives. It shows The Sarsfield Brake Club leaving the Gorbals on route to a match, travelling by horse drawn carriage as fans traditionally did between the late 1800s and early part of the 20th century.
The Brake Club was named after Irish patriot Patrick Sarsfield and their banner was stolen from an Orange Walk as it attempted to pass through the area. The locals then painted over the Loyalist emblems and in the picture below, it bears the image of Davie Hamilton.
The Sarsfield Brake Club in the Gorbals. The banner depicts early hero Davie Hamilton. It was stolen from an Orange walk.
— Liam Kelly (@cfcliamk96) November 23, 2021
Hamilton was an integral part of Celtic’s famous six in a row title winning team. So impressive was he when playing under Willie Maley, that he was nicknamed “The Dancer”.
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