League of Pity Entertainment, “Redholme”, Dumbreck, April 1907

A notice on page 10 of The Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 29th of April, 1907, and in the ‘General Scottish News’ section, reads:




“A highly successful ‘American Tea’ was on Saturday afternoon given by Lady Ure Primrose at Redholme. The entertainment, which was in aid of the Dumbreck Bed in Crookston Home, was attended by some three hundred ladies, most of whom are actively associated with the Children’s League of Pity. The arrangements were carried out by Lady Ure Primrose and Mrs MacPherson, joint circle secretaries. During the afternoon two excellent concerts were given in the drawing-room. A successful little sale of work was held in the billiard-room, under the direction of Mrs Leighton. The ladies assisting in the tea-room wore white dresses with scarlet tippets, and white ‘kerchief caps. The sum realised by the entertainment was £61 5s 9d.”


Lady Joanna (Anna) Ure Primrose (nee Wylie), was the second wife of Sir John Ure Primrose DL LLD (1847-1924), who served as Lord Provost of Glasgow from 1902-05. A wealthy business man and philanthropist, Sir John’s family business was William Primrose and Sons, flour millers. Lady Joanna was known as a philanthropist in her own right. John was created Baronet of Redholme, Dumbreck, in the Parish of Govan, in the County of the City of Glasgow, on the occasion of the visit of King Edward VII to the city in 1903.


Redholme is listed on page 970, in the Street Directory section of the Post Office Glasgow Directory for 1906-1907. It is spelt ‘Redholm’.