Over the years Trust members exclusively voted for your inaugural entrants into the then newly created Hall Of Fame. This proved very successful with the initial 14 polling the most votes as follows:-
Newcastle born Peter joined us for his first spell in 1977 from Newcastle Blue Star, staying until 1979, before heading south to join Tommy Docherty at Queens Park Rangers. He stayed for less than one season making one solitary appearance in West London before returning in 1980, this time staying until 1986. In total he made 215 appearances netting 45 goals, after which he returned from whence he came to Newcastle Blue Star.
Glasgow born Ian made 39 appearances for the club scoring an impressive 17 goals in his relatively short spell with the club. He was sold to Brechin City part way through season 2007/08 and it’s a mark of how that season went that he remained top scorer till the end with 10 goals.
Warren Hawke (born 20 September 1970) played for Sunderland, Berwick Rangers and Greenock Morton and is a cult hero to Sunderland fans, for being in the team that made it to Wembley for the FA Cup final and to beat Newcastle in the play off final. He is also fondly remembered by Berwick fans and Morton fans who nicknamed him “The Legend”. In a career that spanned six other clubs Warren clocked up 369 appearances scoring 83 goals.
TOMMY GRAHAM (Pictured right)
“Tiger” Graham as he was affectionately known at Shielfield was signed in 1986 from Edinburgh outfit Edina Hibs. He played for 12 seasons finally leaving in 1998 signing for junior side Newtongrange Star. During that time Tommy amassed 269 appearances scoring 33 goals.
Martin was one of the few real local successes at Shielfield. In total he spent almost 17 seasons at Shielfield broken only by a brief, largely unsuccessful short spell at Dundee United. He signed in 1988 from local side Shielfield Rangers and left in 2005 having made a total of 245 appearances and scoring 35 goals.
Signed in 1997 from Hearts, Grant stayed for 11 seasons, leaving in 2008 when he signed for Arniston Rangers. During that time Grant clocked up 256 appearances scoring 10 goals. Always popular for his gritty performances he enjoyed a testimonial against a young Celtic side in 2008.
Jimmy stared in the 79 championship side having signed from Brechin City the previous year. He actually left the year after picking up his medal to sign for St Johnstone. In his all too brief spell he appeared 54 times scoring an impressive 25 goals. Those who watched him will never forget his prowess with a dead ball.
Haddington lad “Moysey” signed on in 1975 from Preston Athletic in what was his first spell at Shielfield. He stayed for 8 years before moving on to Meadowbank Thistle. However the lure was strong and he reappeared four years later this time from Dunfermline Athletic staying only for a season before retiring from the game. His total over the two spells was 253 appearances and 13 goals.
Fans favourite Gary had been around Shielfield since 1992and only left in 2008 in what can be described as unfortunate circumstances. Gary was granted a testimonial for his efforts against Celtic at Shielfield. Gary once replaced Scotland’s number 1 and Britain’s most expensive goalie Craig Gordon whilst at Cowdenbeath!
Inside forward, remember them, Sammy scored THAT goal against Rangers, a goal listed at number 38 in the Time’s newspaper’s 50 most important goals. A stat which almost seems out of place amongst his other 7 goals scored for the club in only 21 appearances. Sammy left for Dumbarton not long after.
Darren signed up in 1998 from local side Berwick Rangers Colts and stayed for 7 seasons before leaving for Brechin City in 2005. He clocked up 192 appearances scoring 35 goals. Described by many as our most gifted midfielder in the last two decades.
Player manager of the 79 championship side Dave was a talisman. At a time before they were popular he wore white boots, and turned out wearing the number 13 on his back! He was signed in 1976 from Los Angeles Aztecs and stayed till 1981 playing 157 times and scoring 11 goals. One of the most gifted players this writer has ever seen.
Born June 17 1951 in Cornhill-on-Tweed Northumberland. Eric started in the East of Scotland League with his local side Coldstream and then then made history at Shielfield after joining in 1969. He stayed for 19 years and holds the club records both for number of appearances 435 and goals scored 115 in Scottish League matches. During his time with the club he played in every position including goalkeeper and also served as player manager between 1983 and 1987. During his playing time with the club Eric was most definately the pin up boy.
Gary had two spells at Shielfield the first from 1999 to 2003 when he signed from Ross County and ultimately departed for Queen of the South. During this period at Shielfield he clocked up 101 appearances scoring 44 times. He returned three years later from Dumfries and this time stayed for a further two seasons before retiring from the game adding another 38 starts and 10 goals to his tally.