Memories of Carronshore caravan firm’s football team

The Thomson Caravan Amateurs team pictured in 1971 at Tygetshaugh Park in Denny
The Thomson Caravan Amateurs team pictured in 1971 at Tygetshaugh Park in Denny
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There aren’t many workplaces now with football teams playing in the local leagues, but back in the ’70s there were quite a few.

Thomas Donnelly was part of the Thomson Caravan team in 1971 and used to take the field in the Stirlingshire Amateur League on a Saturday morning with his work colleagues.

Thomas, who lived in Westquarter at the time, said: “It was a big factory in Carronshore that made the caravans. The players were from all over the Falkirk area. I played centre midfield. We had a few decent players, but didn’t win any cups or anything.”

Pictured are, from left, back row, William Carruthers, unknown, unknown, William Smith, Mich Cattenach, Ian Begg; front row, Keith Laycock, Donnelly, unknown, Andy Morrison, Brian Muir, Jimmy Walker.

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