Here's a link to the audio of my short story (34mins) about childhood memories of holidaying in Millport and a lesson I learnt when I brought my own children to Cumbrae: https://soundcloud.com/david-pickup-1/the-fishs-lesson… 1 Comment
I am doing some research into this Society which was formed in the 1880s or there about and dissolved as recently as 2007 according to Companies House records. It was set up to support the poor of Cumbrae and in 1890 the Society held a charity concert in the Millport Town Hall. A detailed drawing featuring the artists taking part in this event was made at the time and pictures from this drawing, which is owned by Alastair & Margaret Duthie, are attached.
If anyone can throw any light on this organisation and in particular the more recent history, Secretary, Chair person or board members etc., any contact will be much appreciated. I have details from the Largs & Millport of 1890 detailing the artists who provided their services free for the concert and also a report of the AGM in 1889. I plan to write up an overview of the Society and will welcome any calls on 0773 240 8202 or posts here on S1.