Famous Scots - George Nelson
Stairway 13's reputation matched its ominous name even before the 1971 Ibrox Disaster. On September 16, 1961, after a 2-2 draw with Celtic, a surge on the steps killed two spectators, George Nelson and Thomas Thomson, whose names are commemorated today on the nearby memorial which also lists the victims of the disasters of 1902 and 1971.
Date of Death: 16th Sep 1961
Age at Death: 22
Region: Glasgow and Clyde Valley
Please Note, the marker on this map indicates the Cemetery location, not the location of a particular grave.