140 years of Hibernian, 6 August

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24th July 2015

The Hibs Supporters Club, Sunnyside

Friday, August 6th 1875.

In Edinburgh’s Cowgate a group of men came together to create a football team.

The club they founded would become the Hibernian FC we know today. Leith’s finest, the first British club in Europe, the club that gave us Gordon Smith, Lawrie Reilly and Pat Stanton.

And that, of course, means that on Thursday, August 6th 2015 we’ll be wishing our mighty Hibernian a very, very happy 140th birthday.

To mark the big day the St Patrick’s Branch of the Hibernian Supporters Association are having a special evening devoted to Hibee history.

And they’The Making of Hibernian by Alan Lugtonve very kindly opened the night to members of all HSA branches and other Hibs fans who would like to attend.

The evening will feature author and historian of all things Hibernian FC, Alan Lugton, recounting the early days of our football club.

Tribute will also be paid to the fans who ensured that Hibs became ‘the team that wouldn’t die’ as we mark 25 years since we battled for our future with the Hands Off Hibs campaign.

Sir Tom Farmer, both a relative of one of those first Hibernian pioneers and the man who stepped in to ensure the Hands Off Hibs campaign succeeded, will also be speaking on the night.

And a couple of Hibernian greats will also be on hand, with Michael Weir and Keith Wright taking part in a question and answer session.

A great night in store as Hibs fans come together to celebrate the last 140 years and look forward to the next 140 years.

The event will be held at The Hibs Club, starting at 7.30pm.

St Patrick’s Branch website

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