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On 2 nd Jan.1971,66 People lost their lives at Ibrox Park Stadium at the end of a Rangers-Celtic game when barries on Staiway 13 gave way,suffocating and crushing those who were caught up.This page is dedicatet to those who died and to the relatives and friends who lost loved one.

 

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Video - Song - The Ibrox Disaster
Video - Remembering the Victims of the Ibrox Disaster

It was the afternoon of the Old Firm game, Rangers v Celtic at Ibrox, Saturday January 2 1971.

The match was heading for a 0-0 draw when Jimmy Johnstone broke the deadlock to give Celtic the lead in the 89th minute.

Then, with just seconds left on the clock, Colin Stein snatched a dramatic equaliser for Rangers.

The blue section of the 80,000 all-ticket crowd went wild with delight. The green was thrown into despair.

Two goals in a minute. What a finish! Yet, unseen amid this sea of emotions, a disaster was beginning to unfold at the Rangers end of the ground over on the East terrace at Staircase 13.

As the fans swayed away from the heaving mass, some stumbled halfway down the steep steps. Those around didn't see them fall and continued their descent.

Suddenly a tidal wave of fans was engulfed in a terrifying crush. Steel barriers crumpled under the impact.

When the carnage cleared, 66 people had lost their lives and more than 140 lay injured.

Among the dead were 31 teenagers. The youngest victim was a boy of nine, Nigel Pickup, who had travelled to the game from Liverpool.

One woman was among the fatalities. Margaret Ferguson, an 18-year-old from Maddiston near Falkirk, had made a doll for the baby daughter of Rangers centre-forward Stein - the man who scored the late equaliser - and had delivered it to his home just before Christmas.

Five schoolboy pals, four of whom lived in the same street, had gone to the game together from the small town of Markinch in Fife. The five, all members of Glenrothes Rangers Supporters Club, never returned.

There were so many harrowing tales. Eye-witness John Dawson was among the injured. He said: "When the barrier gave way I was carried along a passageway for 20 yards with three people on top of me and at least three underneath."

Another survivor of Staircase 13 was Robert Black. He said: "There was so much pressure from behind me that I was tossed down on top of others. People were on the ground and I was tossed over them. I was just carried forward by the surge."

Both sides of the Old Firm put aside their rivalries and came together to play a game to raise funds for the victims' families. A combined Rangers and Celtic team took on a Scotland XI at Hampden watched by 81,405 fans.

The tragedy echoed a previous accident on Staircase 13 when two people had been killed.

The club and their fans were in mourning. It was the blackest day in the history of Scottish football.



R.I.P.

DAVID ANDERSON [45] EASTERHOUSE

JOHN BUCHANAN [37] CASTLEMILK

RICHARD BARKE [15] SHETTLESON

DAVID DUFF [23] POSSIL

PETER FARRIES [26] SANDYHILLS

JOHN GARDINER [32] CLYDEBANK, DALMUIR

THOMAS GRANT [16] YOKER

CHARLES GRIFFITHS LIVINGSTON [30] TOLLCROSS

BRIAN HUTCHINSON [16] BARLANARK

JOHN JEFFREY [16] YOKER

ANDREW LINDSAY [18] EASTERHOUSE

THOMAS MELVILLE [17] POSSIL

FRANCIS DOVER [16] POSSILPARK

ROBERT MULHOLLAND [16] DRUMCHAPEL

DUNCAN McBREARTY [17] SHETTLESTON

DONALD McPHERSON [30] CRAIGTON

THOMAS McROBBIE [17] BRIDGETON

ROBERT RAE [25] PARTICK

WILLIAM SHAW [38] RUCHAZIE

WALTER SHIELDS [15] PARTICK

GEORGE SMITH [40] CARDONALD

WILLIAM SOMERHILL [17] GALLOWGATE

JAMES TRAINER [20] BRIDGETON

JOHN CRAWFORD [23] SPRINGBURN

GEORGE FINDLAY [21] TOWNHEAD

JOHN NEIL [29] SHETTLESTON

NIGEL PICKUP [9] LIVERPOOL

WALTER RAEBURN [36] BROUGHTON

JAMES SIBBALD [28] RESTALRIG

ROBERT C CAIRNS [17] EDINBURGH

THOMAS DICKSON [32] AIRDRIE

IAN FREW [21] AIRDRIE

JAMES GREY [37] LARKHALL

IAN HUNTER [14] NEWMAINS

JAMES MAIR [19] LARKHALL

ROBERT MAXWELL [15] BLANTYRE

ALEXANDER ORR [16] AIRDRIE

MATTHEW RIED [49] CALDERCRUIX

CHARLES STIRLING [20] CHAPELHALL

PETER WRIGHT [31] UDDINGSTON

GEORGE IRWIN [22] DUNOON

PETER EASTON [13] MARKINCH

MARTIN PATON [14] MARKINCH

MASON PHILLIPS [14] MARKINCH

BRIAN TODD [14] MARKINCH

DOUGLAS MORRISON [15] MARKINCH

HUGH ADDIE [33] BARRHEAD

ROBERT GRANT [21] BISHOPTON

ALEX McINTYRE [29] BARRHEAD

GEORGE WILSON [15] GREENOCK

MARGARET FERGUSON [18] FALKIRK

ROBERT McADAM [36] DENNY

RICHARD McLEAY [28] SLAMMANAN

JOHN McLEAY [23] SLAMMANAN

RUSSEL MALCOLM [16] BROXBURN

GEORGE ADAMS [43] CLYDEBANK

ROBERT CARRIGAN [13] KIRKINTILLOCH

CHARLES DOUGAN [31] CLYDEBANK

ADAM HENDERSON [42] CUMBERNAULD

DAVID McGHEE [14] BEARSDEN

THOMAS MORGAN [14] BEARSDEN

JAMES RAE [19] KIRKINTILLOCH

JOHN SEMPLE [18] KIRKINTILLOCH

THOMAS STIRLING [16] KIRKINTILLOCH

DONALD SUTHERLAND [14] BEARSDEN

JAMES McGOVERN [24] TRANENT


 

 

Am 02.Januar 1971 verlieren 66 Menschen  kurz vor Ende des Old Firm Spieles Rangers-Celtic auf tragische Weise ihr Leben,diese Seite ist allen denen gewidmet die damals ums Leben kamen und die immer in unseren Herzen weiterleben.

 

 



 



Ibrox Disaster mp3


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And when all my life has ended
And when death has made it's mark
Will you scatter all my ashes
On the slopes of Ibrox Park

And with the Angels I'll be singing
Up in heaven there up above
I'll be singing Follow Follow
To the Rangers that I love

And with my flute I will be playing
In the valleys and the glens
I'll be happy and contented
When the Rangers win again.


New  Year Bells had ringing,all of Scotland was singing,the old Year had died,and the new had been born,as the news of disaster from Ibrox came spreading,the news that would cause a whole Nation to mourn.

 


 

Two  great Goals had been scored,in the last dying moments.Jimmy Johnson for Celtic,for Rangers young Stein.Their supporters all cheered them,unknowing what waited on staircase 13.

 


66 People died some in Flower of their manhood,when the fences gave and the barries bebt,Seasoned Glasgow Policemen their Faces all tearstained,with brave efforts,endeavoured far worse to prevent.

 


 

All  of Glasgow enjoined,for the first time in history.In the Glasgow Cathedral no Billy´s,noDan´s,but the old Firm united to pray for their victims,of a tragedy set in the memory of man.

 


New Year Bells had been ringing,all of Scotland was singing,the old Year had died,and the new had been born,as the news of Disaster,from Ibrox came spreading,the news that woud cause a whole Nation to mourn.

By Matt Mc Ginn

 

 

Ibrox Disaster Memorial Glasgow, Ibrox Park Edmiston Drive,frontage ofIbrox Fooball Stadium,2nd January 2001

 

John Greig, Glasgow Rangers FC,1961-78 "The Greatest EverRanger"

                                                                                 

 

 

                          

 

                     

     

 

  


  

 

 

 


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