Tag: token

British Workmen’s Public House

The British Workmen’s Public Houses, perhaps designed in the 19th Century to offer an alternative to the rowdy drinking dens of working classes. British Workmen’s Public Houses offered something else other than the bar. The had free reading rooms with newspaper and magazines and there were lots of the them about Central Scotland. At least […]

Blantyre Parish Church Communion Tokens

A communion token is a metal token issued to members of Presbyterian churches in order to provide them entrance to the Lord’s Supper. There were many types issued in Scotland in the 18th and 19th centuries, but they were largely superseded by communion cards. These two are Blantyre tokens. The first is from High Blantyre Parish Church, dated 1718. This was […]