Nostalgia: Snapshot

The Noadswood Comprehensive girls. Picture: Phil Wilkinson
The Noadswood Comprehensive girls. Picture: Phil Wilkinson
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CALCUTTA Cup fever was also gripping Edinburgh on this day in 1984, in what was the 100th rugby match between Scotland and the Auld Enemy.

The Evening News took to the streets to uncover one of the most unusual group of Scotland fans – a group of English schoolgirls. The pupils from Noadswood Comprehensive School, Southampton, had been following the fortunes of the Scottish team for about four years for reasons which were never entirely clear.

One girl, Alison Bishop, 16, perhaps gave a hint. She revealed her ambition was to have a candlelight dinner with Heriot’s wing-forward Bruce Walker.