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

Republican Flute Bands, Media Manipulation and Anti Sectarianism

Recent Republican Marches in Glasgow and the 'Counter Protests' In Govan, Glasgow, on the 30th August 2019 there was witnessed a splutter of so called 'counter protest activism' against a licensed and legitimate peaceful procession of Irish Unity marchers. A march which included the James Connolly Republican Flute Band, the first ever in Scotland, and … Continue reading Republican Flute Bands, Media Manipulation and Anti Sectarianism

Real Celtic Men and Loyalty: The Tale of Jimmy McGrory and Jimmy McGovern

Loyalty to a cause which is greater than the career of the self. A type of altruism where the decision made by an individual brings joy, comfort and success to the greater number of the community he serves. In today's career centric and economically exploitative game however, it's very rare to think of even a … Continue reading Real Celtic Men and Loyalty: The Tale of Jimmy McGrory and Jimmy McGovern

The Green and White of Govan is out Monday 3rd of December

A message to all the website subscribers and new arrivals. Monday the 3rd of December will be the official launch of the long awaited Green and White of Govan commemorative magazine. The 52 page glossy mag, bristling with pure Govan Tim history on every page, is comprised of all of my previous blogs belonging to … Continue reading The Green and White of Govan is out Monday 3rd of December