Monday, June 21, 2021

Jimmy Adam 1928 - 2019

Another of our life members passed away this week.  Jimmy Adam who was 91 years of age was only with the club for a few years as a junior but made a lasting impression.

He passed away on Sunday the 27th of October at home in Stirling where he had lived since 1970.

Jimmy was born in July 1928 and joined the club in 1945, having been encouraged to join by our then Club Secretary Peter Morrison.

He first success came as part of the Victoria Park Junior Cross Country team that won the Scottish Youths Championships in 1945 along with his teammates R Laing and M Roberts.

He was also part of the junior team that won the Midland District Cross Country Championship in 1946 along with the great Andy Forbes who went on to win Silver at the Empire Games in 1950.

In 1946, Jimmy was 3rd in the 1 mile at the AAA’s Championship in Birmingham.  He was also 1st in the mile at the Scottish Athletic Youth Championships on the 8th of June that same year which is what earned him life membership of the club.

In 1947, he was one of the six senior men in the team that won the Midlands District Cross Country Championship.

He had a successful career as a foundry manager for Shanks of Barrhead, Jones and Campbell in Larbert and finally Grahamstown Ironworks.

Jimmy was last in touch in 2006.  He had found his way onto our website and recognised many of the names mentioned in the club history.

He’s survived by his son David and daughter Jean.  His other son Jim and his wife Elsie had passed before him.

His funeral will take place at the Stirlingshire Crematorium on Friday the 8th of November at 2pm.

Jimmy is pictured back right with the Junior Cross Country team in 1946.


Gordon Innes