Last Wednesday (February 5) saw a large gathering for the Garioch Heritage Society’s latest meeting with guest speakers Willie Lippe and David Faskin combining to give a talk on “Inverurie Locos”.
Willie Lippe, who has just completed his second spell as Chairman of the Highland League side introduced fan David Faskin who has been researching the history of the club since its inception in 1903.
David explained that he was only part way through his research but as a history graduate was enjoying the mammoth task and it was his intention to produce a book on the Club’s history in due course. David became a Locos fan by chance he said, as a non-native but living near by at Bourtie he was looking for something to do one Saturday afternoon and decided to pay a visit to watch some football at Harlaw Park. From there he was fairly hooked and became a follower albeit his original team was Inverness Thistle, now part of the merged SPL outfit Inverness Caley Thistle. David’s research highlighted the strength of the game before and after both wars, some of the famous names associated with the Club and its very close ties to the fate of the Railway Works which were established in the late 19th century, eventually closing in 1969.
Willie Lippe then described the more recent history of the club, their entry to the Highland League and their plans to take the club forward, stressing the community nature of the club.