Picture takes Joe right back to Falkirk school days

Falkirk Technical School football team pictured in 1953/54

Falkirk Technical School football team pictured in 1953/54

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Last week’s picture stirred happy memories for one player in the above photograph.

Joe Cowan, pictured first on the left in the back row, was the only player not named in the line-up, but remembers playing for the Falkirk Technical School with pride.

He said: “I was 13 and in my first year at the school and was surprised to be picked for the team.

“Anyone who got picked was really happy to play because there weren’t as many teams around to play for at that time. I played right back.

“Myself and big Jim Oliver (front row, first left, who went on to play for Falkirk) started at the same time and were probably the youngest in the team.

“I left the school when I was 15 and the year after that it changed its name to Graeme High School I think.”