Dr John McArthur recently sent me this lovely little Jubilee Brochure from 1930. It celebrates with a soiree on 25th June 1930, the 50th Year Anniversary of the former Church, once located on Glasgow Road.
The souvenir brochure, beautifully embossed, explored key events in the history of the church and also featured a programme of celebrations. John told me, “One of the singers at the concert, Isa Sempie was related to you: she was married to your great grandfather’s brother John’s brother Tom (and my uncle.)”
Some of the historical events include
1880 – Opening the church on 29th June.
1898 – Manse Built and clear of debt
1912 – Presentation of Baptismal font (wonder where that is now?!)
1923 – Church, almost wrecked by colliery workings was completely restored.
1930 – Pipe organ presented, thanksgiving and Jubilee celebrations
With thanks to John for sharing.