75th Anniversary


J Brown

List of Toasts Proposed

I. The Queen, The Prince and Princess of Wales and Both Houses of Parliament

The Chairman

Song. "God save the Queen"

The Company

II. The Army, Navy and Reserve Forces

Mr Alex Willison

Reply by Major Gow and Captain Brown


Song. "Tommy Atkins"

Mr Thomas Gray

Song. "The Red, white, and blue"

Mr Thomas Bone

III. The Immortal Memory of Burns

The Chairman

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

Mr A Willison

Song. "The wearin' o' the green"

Mr Donald

IV. The Memory of Jean Armour

The Croupier

Song. "O' a' the airts"

Mr Logan

V. Deceased Members

Mr Robert Fulton, who made special mention of Dr Blair and Mr John Comrie.

Song. "The Land o' the Leal"

Mr Donald

VI. Dramatic Literature, with Shakespeare

Mr McGown

Song. "When saw you last your Father, sir?"

Mr Thos Gray

VII. The Memory of Sir Walter Scott

Mr Don Campbell

Song. "The Lass of Ballochmyle"

Mr Alex Sharpe

Song. "Mary of Argyle"

Mr John Gordon

VIII. The Irish Poets

Mr Andrew Aitken

Song. "The Meeting of the Waters"

Mr A Willison

IX. Song and Ballad Writers

Mr Geo Dunlop

Song. "Ye Banks and Braes"

Mr David Howie

Song. "Flow gently, sweet Afton"

Mr Russell

X. The Land o' Cakes

Rev Mr Glass

Song. "D'ye min' o' Langsyne"

Mr Jas Graham

Song. "Annie Laurie"

Mr D Campbell

XI. Kindred Clubs

Mr David Johnston

Song. "Mary Morrison"

Mr John Gordon

Song. "Corn Rigs"

Mr Thomas Gray

XII. The New Members

Mr Archd Blair


Mr D Campbell

Song. "O wert thou in the cauld blast"

Mr A Sharpe

XIII. British Novelists

Mr George Kirkhope

Song. "The Saucy Maid"

Mr Archd Blair

XIV. The Press

Mr John Gordon

Song. "A wee drappie o't"

Mr Logan

Song. "The golden Shore"

Mr Thomas Gray

XV. The Haggis-Maker - Mrs A Willison

Mr Logan


Mr A Willison

XVI. The Chairman

Proposed in felicitous terms by The Croupier

Song. "I'm working with Mr McAdam and Co."

Mr McGown

XVII. The Croupier

The Chairman

The singing of "Auld Lang Syne" brought to a close a very happy meeting.



Members Present

John Brown (Chairman) Mr Brown is the youngest son of the late David Brown, long a prominent Member of Dalry Burns Club, of which he was President in 1875. On the death of his father on 22nd January, 1893, he succeeded to his business of Printer, Bookseller, and Box-Maker. He is at present the very popular Captain of our local Volunteer Corps. Having erected the commodious villa of Craiglands on the Ardrossan Road, he married Miss Agnes Nicol, daughter of our much-esteemed Lay-Missionary here. The Chair was to have been occupied by John Blair, W.S., Edinburgh, the generous donor of our Public Park, but he was unavoidably prevented through illness from doing so.

James Graham, Cabinet-Maker (Croupier)

Alexander Comrie, Factor, Blair

William Logan, Retired Parochial Schoolmaster

Thomas Bone, Currier

Patrick Comrie, Waterside

Dugald Paton, Hourat

Alexander Willison of Easterhill

David Johnston, H.M. Inspector of Schools

D P Donald, Johnstone

John Gordon, Blair Works

Andrew Aitken, Manufacturer, One Ash

Robert Fulton, Writer, Pitcon

Andrew C Patrick, Greenbank

John Comrie, Edinburgh

David Howie, Burnhouse

Robert Howie, North Kirkland

John Howie, Glasgow (formerly of Braehead, Dalry)

Hugh Higgins, Grocer

John Riddet, Banker

George Kirkhope, Solicitor

Archd Blair, Glasgow

Robert Russell, Writer and Banker, Paisley

Dr Brown

William Carrick, Inpector of Poor, Dalry

Thomas Gray, Braehead

Major John Gow

Rev J D Glass, guest of A C Patrick. Admitted a Member this evening

New Members

Alexander Sharpe, Draper

Donald Campbell, M.A., Head-Master, West End School

George W T McGown, M.A., Head-Master, Townend School

31 Members