Dunfermline Athletic

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The Chairman`s Whisky

The Chairman`s Whisky Dunfermline Athletic are selling The Chairman`s Whisky to raise funds for new Training Ground and Youth Academy.

After a highly distinguished career in the Financial Sector, Ross McArthur led the successful attempt of PARS United CIC to bring Dunfermline out of Administration in 2013, becoming at first Managing Director then Chairman and Chief Executive.

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DAHT 1995/1996 Reunion Videos

Dunfermline Athletic Heritage Trust have put together a video for all Pars fans which celebrates the promotion winning season of 1995/96.

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New Deal for Purvis Suite Cards

New Deal for Purvis Suite Cards The Heritage Trust is pleased to sponsor the hospitality table cards for the Purvis Suite, starting in the new season.
Each of the 14 tables will feature one of the many great games played at East End Park since the first one on 19 August 1903.

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BBC Remembers Valencia Match

BBC Remembers Valencia Match BBC Scotland filmed an article (fronted by Duncan Simpson, Chair of the Heritage Trust) about DAFC`s 6-2 win over Valencia in 1962.
This was shown at half-time during the Falkirk - Ayr United match on 8 March 2019, and can also be found on the BBC website "HERE"

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Heritage Trust Coffin in Military Museum

Heritage Trust Coffin in Military Museum A coffin which formed part of the Heritage Trust`s World War 1 Day in 2014 is now on display in the Military Museum Scotland.

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Sporting Heroes

Sporting Heroes On Thursday 31 January at the Scottish Football Museum in Hampden, Joe Jordan helped launch “Sporting Heroes” cards, to be used across the UK in reminiscence sessions at care homes and elsewhere. This is a collaboration between Football Memories Scotland and Co-op Funeralcare, whose trained staff will deliver the sessions.

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The Story of East End Park - News

The Story of East End Park - News The Heritage Trust has installed nine display boards telling "The Story of East End Park" in and around the foyer at the main entrance to EEP, and these can be seen in the CLUB HISTORY" section.

This is part of a wider project that involves a total of 42 information panels being installed around the stadium, including 15 ("Record Breakers" in the concourse of the Norrie McCathie Stand.

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David Ferguson Hunter VC (1891-1965)

David Ferguson Hunter VC (1891-1965) On 16 September 1918 Corporal David Hunter and the six men of his HLI platoon began a desperate struggle for survival near the village of Moeuvres in Picardie, France. Exactly one hundred years later, on 16 September 2018, the Heritage Trust and DAFC, along with the people of Fife and of Moeuvres, came together at East End Park to commemorate the achievements of “The Seven Heroes of Moeuvres” which led to Corporal Hunter being awarded the Victoria Cross and the other members of his platoon the Distinguished Conduct Medal.

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Record Breakers

Record Breakers Dunfermline Athletic Heritage Trust has installed fifteen large display panels in the concourse of the Norrie McCathie Stand. These illustrate notable record breakers from DAFC’s history, from the club’s first international player (Andy Wilson), through the youngest-ever first team player (Alex Edwards) to the most consecutive shut-outs by a goalkeeper (Ian Westwater & Sean Murdoch).

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Battle of the Somme Remembrance 2018

Battle of the Somme Remembrance 2018 The Heritage Trust represented Dunfermline Athletic at the annual commemoration of the start of the Battle of the Somme, with a wreath being laid at the McCrae`s Battalion cairn in Contalmaison, France.

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Commemorative Plaque

Commemorative Plaque On 14 June, this historic plaque was unveiled by Jim Leishman MBE at the Old Inn, to commemorate the founding there on 2 June 1885 of Dunfermline Athletic Football Club.

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Dunfermline Athletic Heritage Trust Survey

We would be very grateful if you would support Dunfermline Athletic Heritage Trust (DAHT) by completing a survey about its operations, and future plans.

The Trust was established on 18 October 2014, by a Trust Deed, with the aim of preserving for future generations the history of Dunfermline Athletic Football Club and the memories of its players, management and supporters.

It aims to make this rich heritage available for public access. Due to a mailing error the survey has been re-opened and will run through March 2018.

PLEASE NOTE: After some problems we have resolved the issue and you can now complete the survey. We apologise for the gremlins in the system.

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Memory Box Goes National

Memory Box Goes National Our Memory Boxes project, spearheaded by Kenny Mclachlan of the Heritage Trust in co-operation with FES Ltd and The Pars Foundation, and sponsored by Co-op Funeralcare, has been a tremendous success.

So well has it been received that the concept is to be made available at local Co-op branches throughout the UK, and the new "national" design is shown here.

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Annual General Meeting 2017

Annual General Meeting 2017 The annual general meeting of the Heritage Trust will be at 7pm on Monday 6 November, in the Board Room at East End Park. Click on the link below for a copy of the agenda.
Heritage Trust 2017 AGM

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Ken Currie

Ken Currie Former player Ken Currie passed away on 22 March in a Care Home in Glenrothes, aged 91. Of solid build for a right-winger, Ken was an excellent crosser, and a tricky player who could pass his opposing full-back on either side.

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Cookbook (Full Time)

Cookbook (Full Time) The Trust`s cookbook, "FULL TIME", was launched at the Dunfermline Athletic FC Open Day in 2016, price £10.

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DAHT World War 1 Anniversary trip

DAHT World War 1 Anniversary trip Dunfermline Athletic Heritage Trust (DAHT) organised a trip to the WW1 Battlefields in 2016, to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the 1 July 1916 disaster for the British Army at the Somme. The group of 24 left East End Park on 29 June, returning on Monday 4 July.

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Retro Football Games Day

Retro Football Games Day On 8 May the Trust held a Retro Football Games Day at EEP, allowing those who were there to relive their childhood! Thanks to Kenny McLachlan and his team for organising it, to Marvyn Stewart for the buffet, to Eric Spreng for his Subbuteo Master Class, to DAFC for the use of the Purvis Suite, and to Co-op Funeralcare for their sponsorship.

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Book Auction

Book Auction The Trust recently auctioned a special copy of Jack Alexander's book "McCrae's Battalion", to help with the cost of taking two soldiers from the Army Personnel Recovery Unit to France as part of the centenary commemorations for the Battle of the Somme on 1 July.

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Newlands Care Home Visit

Newlands Care Home Visit On 28 January 2016, the Memory Box was taken to visit the residents at Newlands Care Home in Dunfermline. Heritage Trustee Kenny Mclachlan reports.

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Tribute Night: We Did It For Norrie

Tribute Night: We Did It For Norrie On 15 January 1996, as the culmination of the events commemorating the 20th anniversary of Norrie McCathie's untimely death on 8 January 1996, the Heritage Trust hosted a night at the Carnegie Hall, with Norrie's brother Rab, 20 former players, Jim Leishman, Gregor Abel, Dick Campbell, John Jobson and Pip Yeates and an audience of several hundred Pars fans.

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Exhibition: We Did It For Norrie

Exhibition: We Did It For Norrie To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Norrie McCathie's untimely death on 8 January 1996, the "We Did It For Norrie" Exhibition was open at EEP for 10 days between 29 December 2015 and Saturday 16 January 2016, receiving 925 visitors in that period.

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Future Pars Strips (designed by Canmore Primary School)

Future Pars Strips (designed by Canmore Primary School) The Heritage Trust and the DAFC Schools Engagement Team visited Canmore Primary School to find out what future Pars strips might look like!

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Henderson House Visits

Henderson House Visits On 19 and 26 November, representatives from the Heritage Trust, the Pars Foundation and FES Ltd visited Henderson House Care Home in Dalgety Bay as part of the Memory Box project.

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"Golden Years" DVD

Following on from the 'Golden Years' event in October, a DVD has been produced. It costs £10 and can be bought in the new DASC shop at EEP from Sat 5 December, and also from a stall in the Kingsgate (outside Debenhams) throughout December. Very soon it will be possible to order it online from the “Old Dunfermline” website.
The Trust is grateful for the work put into this project by Frank Connelly, for the sponsorship by Co-operative Funeralcare, and for the opportunity given by the DASC to sell the DVD in their shop.

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The Truly Horrific History of DAFC

The Truly Horrific History of DAFC The Trust is proud to present the Truly Horrific History of DAFC.

The booklet covers eight themes which between them tell the story thus far of the Pars from 1885 to the present. In each case there are links at the bottom of each page to further information on the internet which you might want to consult.

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The Golden Years (20 Oct 2015)

The Golden Years (20 Oct 2015) The Carnegie Hall witnessed both a matinee and an evening performance of a new ‘Director’s Cut’ of the ever-popular ‘Golden Years’ dvd, featuring original film footage of the halcyon years of Dunfermline Athletic in the 1960s.

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Kingsgate Exhibition

Kingsgate Exhibition The Trust (in conjunction with the Yes-U-Are charity) hosted a small exhibition in Dunfermline's Kingsgate Shopping Centre on 26 September and 3 October, to publicise the Golden Years events on 20 October at Carnegie Hall.

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