IT was 1951, and for Celtic, it was a tale of two trophies.

In the April, the Parkhead club triumphed over Motherwell to clinch its 16th Scottish Cup and its first major trophy for 13 years.

And then, in the August, in front of 80,000 fans, Celtic defeated Aberdeen to lift the St Mungo Cup, a Festival of Britain competition for the Scottish League’s Division A clubs.

It was presented to Celtic’s Bobby Evans at the Kelvin Hall by Lady Warren, wife of the city’s Lord Provost, pictured.

Three weeks later, our sister newspaper The Glasgow Herald revealed that the club was not happy. Part of the trophy had fallen off and the club discovered it was second hand, made as a yachting trophy and adapted slightly for a 1912 game between the City of Glasgow Police and the Provan Gasworks. Celtic requested a new one.

Lord Provost Sir Victor Warren said he regretted the club had been “so ungracious” as to refuse to accept the trophy and hoped Celtic would think again. The club’s request was refused and the St Mungo Cup sits in the club trophy room today.