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Boroughmuir Rugby History Revived

Historical Mural Panels Introduced

24 March 2015
Bill Nobel Mural Panels Boroughmuir



Our history, our foundations for our future.

14 new photo/mural panels have been put up in the upstairs rooms of the club house to share the history of Boroughmuir, covering nearly 100 years of rugby. A big thank you to the Boroughmuir ‘100 Club’ for making all this possible.

Since coming on 3 years ago, the Boroughmuir Board has committed to preserving the club’s historical photos previously lost to storage rooms around the place. What started with ensuring our historical photos were made available on-line, via our Flickr and Facebook sites, has lead on to a committed effort by the club’s President Bill Noble to create an environment where our previous members and players are remembered and the club’s journey is shared for all to see.

President Bill Noble said:

“I felt that as part of the proposed community facility – Boroughmuir Rugby should have a historical presence in the building – so that players and members can see that we have been playing rugby here since 1919.”

Even with the wider venue open to the community, the Boroughmuir Board want to ensure the history of the rugby club continued as a core part of the future model.

Bill’s work started with the staircase, which proudly captures the clubs ‘Internationalist’ players and leads up stairs to his work with the Club’s Honours Board and now the new murals.

The new murals would not have been possible without the immense support of the Boroughmuir ‘100 Club’ who’s contribution made it possible for the murals to be produced.

Bill Noble goes on to talk about his future plans.

“My plan is to put the framed international rugby strips, which were in the suite, on the walls in the hallway – then to put up a selection of club shields and then create a mural at the top of the stairs at the entrance, featuring the exploits of Bruce Hay – ‘The Lion of Meggetland. Ian Welsh was one of our very best players and record points scorer – he died last year and his widow wants to meet with me to create a memorial to him which will be displayed in the Bruce Hay suite.”

Members, supporters and visitors are all welcome to see the photo/murals in the upstairs rooms and enjoy the rich history the club has to offer.

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