Remembering the 66. Margaret Ferguson. (Restoration update 13/4/19).
Margaret Ferguson was only 18 years old when she lost her life at Ibrox Stadium on the 2nd January 1971.
She was also the only female to die in the tragedy.
Over the last couple of years ,as part of our Restoration of Rangers Graves Project, our colleague Chris Beglin has restored the bench in Markinch, which had been placed in memory of the five boys who tragically died that fateful day, and the Robert Mulholland memorial bench in Glasgow.
With this in mind we were contacted in January by Ian McLeod Milne ,who organises the Annual Supporters Memorial Service at Ibrox, with a view to restoring the bench that had been placed in memory of Margaret at Muiravonside Cemetery.
Subsequently I had the pleasure of meeting Margaret’s sister Mary at the Ibrox Memorial Service earlier this year.
We contacted Falkirk Council and they gave their consent for the bench to be removed, restored and put back in place.
Once again our man Chris, and his colleague Stevie, got to work and we’re delighted to say that Margaret’s bench has been restored and was put back in place today with her sister Mary and niece Annette in attendance.
Our sister Margaret Ferguson will be in our hearts forever.