November 1882: Presentation to Mr Allan Macbeth, by the Choir Members at Woodside Established Church

An article on page three of The Greenock Telegraph and Clyde Shipping Gazette, on Tuesday the 14th of

November, 1882, reads:





After the usual practice on Friday evening last of the choir of Woodside Established Church, Glasgow, the

members met in the session hall for the purpose of showing this popular musician some tangible proof of

the respect and esteem in which he is held by them as their organist and leader. The Rev. Mr Watson, minister,

presided. Mr Millmaker, in the name of the choir, in a few well-chosen and appropriate remarks, presented

Mr Macbeth with a beautiful ivory baton mounted in gold. Mr Macbeth replied in a graceful manner, thanking

the choir for the very pretty souvenir.”



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George Fairfull-Smith, March 2024.