Musical Entertainments at the Corporation Lodging-Houses, December 1896

A short notice on page six of The Glasgow Herald, on Tuesday the 15th of December 1896, reads:


“CORPORATION LODGING-HOUSES. – Drygate – An excellent programme was sustained by members of Southern Temperance Choir. Soloists:- Misses Caldwell and Traill and Messrs Stewart and Gemmell. A number of violin solos were tastefully performed by Master W. Whyte. Bailie A. J. Hunter occupied the chair. – Portugal Street – A first-class entertainment was that arranged by Mr Matthew Cullen and friends, which included Mrs Leek, Misses Wauchope, McMillan, and McIntyre, and Messrs Hammond, McIntyre, Brown, McManus, and McIlwraith. Mr Cullen presided. – Clyde Street, Calton – A most enjoyable concert was carried through at this house by members of the Victorian Amateur Minstrels – Councillor Shaw Maxwell in the chair. – North Woodside Road – A varied and interesting programme was submitted by Miss Connell, ably assisted by Misses Parkinson, Moss, Ralston and Fowler; and Messrs Bowie, Allan, MacPherson, and Eaglesom, a feature of the evening’s entertainment being a humorous dialogue entitled “Afternoon Tea,” by Misses Connell and Fowler. Councillor J. W. Dick, chairman.”