Willie Bauld died on 11th March, 1977, and a very large crowd lined Gorgie Road to watch his funeral cortege pass by. Many were the thoughts about the player, and the man. The game itself is the poorer for his passing, not only the fans would miss him but many people who never saw a football match thought the world of him. A housebound old lady who's life revolved around the passing scene from her front window, counted the minutes until Willie went past on his way to training, he would look up, give her a happy wave, and a cheery smile, this made her day. Countless youngsters in hospital whom he visited armed with toys, fruit, sweets, and books, sometimes with his colleagues in tow, they must still remember the visit of the 'King'. The pre- season training sessions at Saughton Enclosure, must have been a grind, as they are to players even yet, however Willie and his mates were always prepared to talk to the watching youngsters after training, passing on tips, and autographs.