(Very) Old Firm dom­i­nate

The Sunday Post (Dundee) - - NEWS -

The ad­verts too pro­vide an in­sight into life at the time.

This ad for Steed­man’s Pow­ders, which were given to teething kids, reads: “Con­tain No Poi­son.”

Prior to 1913, Steed­man’s pow­ders did in­deed con­tain the ad­dic­tive drug opium. Even 100 years ago the Old Firm were the big draw, as this sports lead on page 10 proves. “Rangers leav­ing Celtic in the race,” pro­claims the head­line, above a round-up of the Scot­tish League re­sults from the day.

“Rangers eas­ily smashed Clyde,” the story re­ports, as Celtic were held to a 1-1 draw by Hearts at Park­head.

To give a flavour of how much sports re­port­ing has changed in the in­ter­ven­ing years, the Celtic match cov­er­age in­cluded these lines: “With Celts play­ing a wide-pass­ing game, they made ground quickly, and Brown­ing had one great show, which took the wood­work. This was a ‘life’ for the Hearts, who stuck grimly to a de­fen­sive game. Ral­ly­ing some­what, they car­ried out a cou­ple of dan­ger­ous move­ments.” First World War heroes will be com­mem­o­rated to­day at beaches across Scot­land in a spe­cial Ar­mistice trib­ute.

Movie di­rec­tor Danny Boyle’s Pages Of The Sea project will see five 100ft sand por­traits in Scot­land, 32 around Bri­tain, drawn of a fallen hero with a con­nec­tion to each area.

In Scot­land the beaches are at Ayr, Ro­seisle in Mo­ray, Scap, on Orkney, St An­drews and d Cula Bay on Ben­bec­ula.

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