William Garlick

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Founder Member


Proposer of the Toast  “New Members”  1883

Proposer of the Toast  “Commercial Interests of the District”  1884

Proposer of the Toast  “Our Hosts” or “The Landlord – Landlady”  1886,  1888,  1890,  1891,  1899,  1902
Proposer of the Toast  “Absent Friends”  1887
Proposer of the Toast  “The Lasses”  1890
Proposer of the Toast  “Let it Blaw – the Balerno Burns Club”  1893
Reply to the Toast  “Commercial Interests of the District”    1894
Proposer of the Toast  “Kindred Clubs”   1895,  1896

Served on the Club Committee
1883,  1884,  1885,  1886,  1887,  1888,  1889,  1890,  1891,  1892,  1893,  1894
1895,  1896,  1897,  1898,  1899,  1900,  1901,   1909

William Garlick was 41 years of age when the Club was founded in 1881.

He was the manager of Hannahfield Quarries, Balerno and appears to have had family accommodation at the site. He stayed there with his wife Marion (39) and daughters Agnes (14) and Catherine (13).

Although William and Marion were natives of Ratho, their two daughters were born in the Glasgow area showing he had spent some time away from the Ratho/Balerno area.

Perhaps an example of the significance of William’s role in early Club affairs is that when George Y. Robertson, the Club Bard, presented a collection of rhymes at the 1891 annual Supper and mentioned many prominent members of the Club, William Garlick was included. The presentation was printed by Club Member A. G. Moir and a copy included in the Club Minute Book. The layout has been adapted for our website and can be viewed at Ragged Rhymes .

At the annual Supper held in January 1910 the following was recorded : The Chairman, in the course of his Toast to the Club, expressed “the deep regret of the Club at the loss it had sustained in the death of Mr William Garlick of Kinauld (late of Hannahfield), the last of the Founder Members.”

William was the father of Club Member Robert Garlick