better meddle...

wi' the de'il than the bairns o' falkirk

Falkirk Crests

Part One - The Cross

The two symbols shown on the right appeared on the club's strip in the early 1880s. It is possible that these two symbols are representations of the cross of St.John. The cross of St.John originated from the Maltese cross which was the emblem of the Knights of Malta. The eight points on the cross (tenets) were said to represent the knightly virtues of tact, perseverance, gallantry, loyalty, dexterity, explicitness, observation and sympathy. Given the association of the Knights of Malta with the Order of freemasonry, it is entirely possible that the Falkirk players from that period were all lodge members.

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