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Displayed in the Easter Road boardroom are just some of the many items collected by the club throughout the years.


Trust Collection 1


Middle left: The Wilson Cup. The Wilson Cup, bearing the engraved emblems of both Hibs and Hearts, was presented by Hearts director Robert Wilson to be awarded to the winners of the traditional New Years Day league game between the sides. It was first contested on 1 January 1906, Hibs winning 1-0 at Tynecastle. In time the game would become a friendly fixture in its own right, usually played at the end of the season. The competition was not continued after the end of the Second World War, the last occasion being Hibs 6-2 win at Tynecastle on 18 September 1944.

Middle centre: The Summer Cup: In the summer of 1964, Hibernian, then managed by the legendary Jock Stein defeated Aberdeen 3-1 after a third game play off at Pittodrie. Because of a Typhoid outbreak in Aberdeen, the final was delayed until the start of the following season. After a 3-2 defeat away and a 2-1 victory at Easter Road, goals by Willie Hamilton, Peter Cormack and Jim Scott in the play off game gave Hibs the trophy, their first silverware for 12 years.

Middle right: The Tom Hart Memorial Cup. Dedicated to the memory of Hibs former Chairman Tom Hart, Hibs defeated Edinburgh rivals Hearts 1-0 at Easter Road in a challenge match on 8 August 1982 to win the trophy. In over ten years as chairman, Hart proved a tremendous force in the Scottish game, also overseeing the birth of the great Turnbull's Tornado's side of the early 70's, and it was only fitting that his years at Easter Road should be remembered.

Top left: Pennant presented by Valencia before the first round Fairs Cup game at Easter Road on 8 September 1965. Goals by Scott and McNamee gave Hibs a 2-0 first leg lead but the Spanish side eventually proceeded into the next round only after a third game play off in Spain. Valencia, twice previous winners of the trophy would lose to Leeds United later in the competition.

Top right: Pennant presented by Rapid Vienna during Hibs tour of Germany, Austria and Switzerland in the summer of 1950. The six game continental tour was deemed a brilliant success with 25 goals scored against only seven conceded. Hibs solitary defeat came at the hands of Rapid Vienna, then considered to be one of the top teams in the world, although the Scottish side gave a good account of itself losing only narrowly 3-2. It was during this tour that the Edinburgh side encountered floodlights for the first time in modern times during a game against Swiss side Berne.

Bottom left: Scottish League Championship medals won by Bobby Combe in 1947-48, Bobby Johnstone in 1950-51 and Lawrie Reilly in 1951-52.

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