Summerlee Museum: Exhibition Hall
1939 - 1948 · worn at · Newcastle United Football Club · Pinkerton, Harry · St James Park, Barrack Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4ST · Harry Pinkerton from Kilsyth, who wore this jersey, was born in Kilsyth in May 1916. When he left school he worked as a telegraph boy. At the age of 16, having played for juvenile clubs in Banknock and Dunipace, he signed for Hull City. This was followed by playing for Port Vale and Burnley. In 1939 he was chosen to play for Scotland. For the duration of the war he served in the RAF, afterwards becoming an accountant and playing football part-time for Falkirk, Kilsyth Rangers and Bo'ness United.