Johnstone in old picture postcards

Johnstone in old picture postcards

Auteur
:   John F. Anderson
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:  
Provincie
:   Strathclyde
Land
:   United Kingdom
ISBN13
:   978-90-288-5332-4
Pagina's
:   80
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69. Thorn Property. This grocery shop of the Johnstone Co-operative Society opened for business in 1900. In that year the Society appointed its first full-time treasurer in the person of James MeK. Farquhar. By the year 1900 the Johnstone Co-operative Society was in its thirty-fifth year of operation with a membership of 1,326 persons. The total sales for 1900 amounted to f46,483. In the same year the capital held by the Society was f22,739 and the profit was f5,285. William C. Barr was appointed as the President of Johnstone Co-operative Society in 1900. He was the twenty-first president of the Society and held office until January 1906. William C. Barr is considered to have been one of the most able presidents which the Society has had. In 1900 the Society also opened a butcher's shop in Laighcartside Street.

70. Bakery. This shows two interior views of the bakery of the Johnstone Co-operative Society with its various machinery. A group of men are seen working in these pre mises which were formerly located at 61 High Street. The Seciety's central grocery department in the town was based at the same address. The first bakery of the Society was founded in 1879.

71. Educational and Women's Guild Committee. This photograph shows the members of these committees of the Johnstone Cooperative Society in 1916. The members were as fellows: back row, left to right: Walter McFarlane and Maleolm W. Lauder (president, Educational Committee). Second row: James P. Lang (treasurer, Educational Committee), Mrs. J. McAlmont, Mrs. J.P. Lang, Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Grier and Alexander Cameron (secretary, Educational Committee). Miss Houston ean be seen on the extreme left of the front row and Miss Deveny on the extreme right. The rernaining four ladies held the following positions on the Wornen's Guild Committee. Beginning from seeond left they were: Mrs. Graham (treasurer), Miss Taylor (vice-president), Mrs. Boyd (president) and Miss Isa Cameron (seeretary). Sinee the time of Robert Owen (1771-1858) of new Lanark fame, the importanee of education has been recognised by those in the Co-operative move ment. However, an edueational sub-committee of the Johnstone Co-operative Society's board of direetars was not established unti11890.

72. Jubilee Celebration Committee. In 1916 Johnstone Co-operative Society ce1ebrated the 50th year of its existence. This committee was formed in that year. Back row: Thomas McAlmont, Alexander Cameron and Joseph Nelson. Middle row: Ex-Bailie Matthew Miller, William C. Barr, Frank Taylor, Walter McFariane, Alexander Cole and James P. Lang. Front row: John McHutchison, James MeK. Farquhar (treasurer and secretary), Peter Stewart, John Howie (president), James Ferguson (managing secretary), Bailie John Hannah and James Gillespie. A copy of Frank Taylor's 'Johnstone and Co-operation' was presented to every member of the Johnstone Co-operative Society in 1916. Jubilee gifts were given in the form of a shelter to the Thomas Shanks Public Park and a donation of BO to the Co-operative Convalescent Hornes. An organ and timepieces were also presented to the Johnstone and District Cottage Hospital. Equipment was presented to the Elderslie Village Hall. There was a 'Member's Entertainment' in Mr. George H. Kemp's Pavilion on 29,30 and 31 August 1916.

73. Johnstone War Memorial. This memorial at the north end of Houston Square was unveiled on 10 May 1924 by Lieutenant-General Sir Walter P. Braithwaite, K.C.B. A crowd of over 5,000 were present on this occasion. The platform party consisted of Provost John G. Keanie, Ex-Provost W.B. Lang, the Rev. John L. Howat

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