47th Boys' Brigade, Townhead, Glasgow
Church : Barony Church
The Barony congregation of the Church of Scotland was in existence for
several hundred years in Glasgow, in the neighbourhood of Glasgow
Cathedral. When the old church building was deemed to be in a state of
terminal disrepair, the congregation and their minister, the Reverend
John Marshall Lang, raised funds for a new building. The new Barony
Church, located on the opposite side of Cathedral Square, the site of
the former Townhead Gas Works, was opened in 1889.
In 1985, the final service was held in the church and the building was
sold to the University of Strathclyde. After its restoration, for which
the University was awarded international prizes, the building came into
use as the University's Barony Hall, hosting graduations, examinations
and functions. The Barony congregation dispersed in 1985
47th Glasgow Boys' Brigade
Barony Church, McLeod
Street, Townhead, Glasgow
Jim Waddell just newly promoted from the Lifeboys to the Company
taken in McLeod St. ootside the church hall.
16 Oct 2008, (GlescaPal jasdell) Jim Waddell,
Hi my name is Jim Waddell.I was born at 65 Mollinsburn St.
Springburn in 1937. The schools I went to whilst there were,
Mollinsburn St Primary, Gourlay St, Colston Rd and Elmvale St.
I then moved to 3 Glebe St in the Townhead where I went to
Townhead Primary and then on to the City Public.
I joined the RAF in 1954 and served three years as a cook. After a
spell working in Sheffield I returned to Glasgow (my parents had now
moved to 14 Morrin Square) where I became a tram driver until just
before they were made redundant. I then got married and moved to
Lesmahagow. My marriage didn't last so I went back into the RAF, in
1965, as a Dental Technician. After demob I went to work in Germany,
circa 1970, having learned the language. In Germany I was offered a
job with NAAFI and I became a shop manager. I returned to England,
still with NAAFI in 1983 and lived in Chippenham in Wiltshire, then
my wife, who I had met whilst in Germany, and I moved to our present
location. Ramsey Forty Foot near Huntingdon Cambridge. I had two
children from my first marriage and they both live in Gosport,
England. I am now retired.
This is a precis of my life, as I would
need a book to fill in the details. Thank you all for the welcome to
'GlescaPals' and I hope I will spend some time on a great site.