53rd Anniversary


List of Toasts Proposed

I. The Queen, The Prince of Wales and Royal Family, The Army, Navy and Volunteers and Both Houses of Parliament

The Chairman

"God Save the Queen"

Mr Cameron

Song. "Morag's Fairy Glen"

Mr Mitchell

Song. "The Wearing o' the Green"

Mr Willison

Song. "The Vicar of Bray"

Mr Thomson

II. The Memory of Burns

The Chairman

Song. "There was a Lad was born in Kyle"

Mr Thomson

III. The Memory of Jean Armour and the Descendants of the Poet

The Croupier

Song. "Afton Water"

Mr Cameron

Song. "The Treasures of the Deep"

Mr Hogg

At 9.30 a telegram was received from the Ardrossan Club congratulating the Members of Dalry Club, and wishing them a happy meeting. A similar message was sent to the Ardrossan Club in reply


IV. Deceased Members

Mr Comrie

Song. "The wee German Lairdie"

Mr Mitchell

Song. "The auld Wife's Pilgrimage"

Mr Kerr

V. Dramatic Literature, with Shakespeare

Dr Blair

Song. "The Lass o' Richmond Hill"

Mr Logan

VI. The Memory of Thomas Campbell

Mr Hogg

Song. "Nancy Lee"

Mr Thomson

Song. "Drinking Drams"

Mr Kerr

VII. Our Geographical Explorers

Mr Brown

Song. "Paddy's Wedding o'"

Mr Kerr

VIII. Novelists, with Walter Scott

Mr Aitken

Song. "Loudon's bonnie woods and braes"

Mr Cameron

IX. English Poets

Mr Logan

Song. "The good Rhine wine"

Mr Thomson

X. The Industrial and Commercial Interests of the Country

Mr McCosh

XI. The Land o' Cakes

Mr Fulton

Song. "Scotland, I love thee"

Mr Mitchell

Song. "John Peel"

Mr Logan

XII. American Poets

Mr Stirrat

Song. "The Cameron Men"

Mr Mitchell

Song. "Jock and the Tripe"

Mr Kerr

XIII. Scientific Discovery, with James Watt

Capt Paton

Song. "Sweet Vale of Avoca"

Mr Cameron

XV. The Oldest Member, with Mr White

Mr Brown

Mr White, in reply, sang "Thunder Blunder"


The Chairman and The Croupier brought the meeting to a close




Members Present

John Kerr, Chairman - son of Mr Alexander Kerr, President of the Club in 1862

Alexander Willison , Croupier

Daniel Cameron, Contractor, Auchinleck

William Logan, Teacher (Croupier)

James Stirrat, Grain Merchant

Andrew Hogg, Teacher, Burnside School

James White, Kilwinning

Capt Paton of Hillend

John Fulton, Pitcon

Alexander Comrie, Inspector

Archibald Gray, Middleton

Dr Blair

William Mitchell, Precentor, West Church

John Young, Jeweller, Glasgow

Andrew Aitken, Ryeside Mills

John Paton, "Mine Host of the "Turf"

David Brown, Printer

William Thomson, Ironmonger

James M McCosh, Writer

19 Members