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Bobby Walker book launch event

29th October 2021

Hearts Heritage are delighted to welcome supporters to the official book signing & meet the Authors event to mark the launch of 'Bobby Walker - This is his Story' by Colin Robertson and Andrew Hoggan.

The event will be held in the Hearts Museum at Tynecastle on Thursday 18th November. Attendance is free, however, pre-booking is required. Please CLICK HERE to book your free ticket.

Doors open at 6.30pm and under 18s are welcome at the discretion of a parent/guardian. The dress code is informal.

·       Cash Bar from 6:30pm – 8:30pm

·       Special Exhibition displaying a selection of Bobby Walkers caps from our archive store

·       Short talk on Bobby & his life

·       Q&A session with the Authors and Hearts Historians

·       Raffle with special prize bundle

·       Book signing with the authors

 

Bobby Walker - This is his Story

The first book to ever tell the story of Bobby Walker, considered by many to be the finest player in Europe at his peak from 1896 to 1913, reveals the highs and lows of his career with Hearts and his outstanding international record. The extensively researched publication also contains numerous images that cannot be sourced in modern day publications.

Born in Edinburgh in January 1879, Bobby is arguably the greatest ever player in Hearts history and one of the greatest ever in Scottish football.

After making his 1st team debut in April 1896, Bobby scored an incredible 266 goals in 655 matches, 33 of them coming in the Edinburgh Derby; a record unsurpassed in Edinburgh Football. Bobby scored Hearts 1000th league goal and was the first Hearts player to score 100 league goals.

Bobby was the first Scotland player to win 25 caps, when he retired his record of 29 caps stood for 20 years, only Kenny Dalglish has held the record for a longer period.

Bobby has been inducted in both the Heart of Midlothian and Scottish Football Hall of Fame.

CLICK HERE to pre-order the book now!