John Potts

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Proposer of the Toast  “Agricultural Interests of the District”  1892

 

Served on the Club Committee  1891

 

Became a member of ‘Let it Blaw’   c.1881

 

First mentioned in Toast List/Programme 1882

 

John Potts was at the ‘Let it Blaw’ Suppers from the earliest days. The first record of him in Club Records is his appointment to a sub-Committee in “Christmas Week 1882” and then next attending the January 1883 Supper. Farming at Bankhead in Glenbrook Road, he would have been a close neighbour to Thomas Horsburgh who was at the first Supper in 1881, and whose smiddy was also in Glenbrook Road.

 

His land was extremely close to, and possibly bordered, Haugh Head Farm which was farmed by David Wyllie Snr

 

Perhaps an example of the significance of John’s role in Club affairs in the first ten years of Let it Blaw is that when George Y. Robertson, in his role of Club Bard, presented a collection of rhymes at the 1891 annual Supper and mentioned many prominent menmbers of the Club, John Potts was one of those incuded. The presentation was printed by Club Member A. G. Moir (at his own expense) and a copy of the printed version is included in the Club Minute Book of the period. The layout has been adapted for our website and can be viewed at Ragged Rhymes .