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Drumhead Service 1929

A “Drumhead Service” is a religious service attended by members of a military unit while in the field. It is usually attended by active servicemen and women and accompanied by their local ministers and clergy. One such Blantyre service took place on Sunday 8th September 1929 and is pictured here in a photo from Hamilton Advertiser records. Members of Blantyre British Legion attended the service which had speaker […]

1934 Church Minister rejected by congregation

In March 1934, a most unusual situation arose over the appointment of a new minister for Blantyre (Old) Parish Church. By 203 votes to 53 the congregation openly rejected the candidate selected as sole nominee by the vacancy committee. The situation was most unusual as the congregation had experienced 2 sermons by the stand-in, trial minister. […]