A Tims Family Tree: Hunger and Heritage

This new lifestyle of semi-housebound lockdown allowed me the time I needed to categorise, tidy and then publish my extensive family tree research which had taken over five years to amass. Nowhere near completion, the 9,000 word  82 page document consists of a sizable amount of written notes, digital images, copies and originals of birth, … Continue reading A Tims Family Tree: Hunger and Heritage

Wine Alley Tims and Scheme Hooses

The Rare Aul' Times  "Ye see, it wisnae just a bus fulla Celic fans, it was a community. A real community. Ah mean, ye actually grew up oan that bus." Above is a quote from a seasoned Tim from the unfairly labelled Wine Alley (Moorpark) area, once of greater Govan, just off Broomloan Road. Now … Continue reading Wine Alley Tims and Scheme Hooses

Kris Commons: Once Upon A Tim

Time: February 2013, approximately ten past Guinness. Venue: Tolbooth Bar when it still had more than just the one solitary piece of Celtic memorabilia on its walls. At least the upside down altar is still there however. Thanks be to God. That night a typically good one was had and this despite the soreness of … Continue reading Kris Commons: Once Upon A Tim

Celtic’s French Connection: Deeper Than You Think

In the new academic text by Stephen Millar, 'Sounding Dissent: Rebel Songs, Resistance and Irish Republicanism', Millar alludes to the work of Eric Hobsbawm, one of the 20thC's great Marxist academics, more than once. To the Tim community who are sympathetic to the Republican cause, the following passage is of particular importance. 'The French Revolution … Continue reading Celtic’s French Connection: Deeper Than You Think

Handsome Tom Maley and the Green and White of Bradford

The vast majority of Tim minded folk would have stuck their money on the answer to the following statement emphatically being Celtic. Statement: Name the club that Tom Maley was involved with from their earliest of times who are wearers of the green and white and sport an extremely unique and important history.  The answer … Continue reading Handsome Tom Maley and the Green and White of Bradford