Photo Of The Day: The Sarsfield Brake Club Banner

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.

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”.

To read more about Celtic Brake Club, click the link below:

How Celtic Fans From The Calton Invented Football Away Days

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Hailing from an Irish background, I grew up in Bournemouth with the good fortune to begin watching Celtic during the Martin O'Neill era. Still living on the south coast, I have a season ticket at Paradise and also travel to European away matches when possible. I have written four Celtic books since the age of 19: Our Stories & Our Songs: The Celtic Support, Take Me To Your Paradise: A History Of Celtic-Related Incidents & Events, Walfrid & The Bould Bhoys: Celtic's Founding Fathers, First Season & Early Stars, and The Holy Grounds of Glasgow Celtic: A Guide To Celtic Landmarks & Sites Of Interest. These were/are sold in Waterstones and official Celtic FC stores, and are available on Amazon.

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