A FIRE CALAMITY AT KILSYTH.
The spacious and well equipped parochial hall attached to
St. Patrick's parish, Kilsyth, Stirling, has been destroyed
by fire. Less than ten years ago the building was opened,
after erection and equipment at a cost of about £4,000.
Early on the 6th inst. the hall was discovered in flames,
and before the Stirling Fire Brigade could reach the scene
the fire had gained such a hold that the building was doomed.
All that the Brigade could do was to prevent the outbreak
from spreading to adjoining buildings. There will be much
sympathy with Canon Macnamara and his congregation in the
loss by this catastrophe.
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22, 14th January 1933.
K I LSYTH -THE NEW HALL.
The congregation of St. Patrick's, Kilsyth, Stirling, whose
parish hall was destroyed by fire some time ago, are again
in possession of a centre for social recreation, a building
suitable in every way for its purpose. The new hall was at
one time used by the United Presbyterians for church purposes
; it afterwards became a picture theatre and concert hall,
and was eventually bought by the Catholics of the town. As
now adapted, the premises provide commodious halls for concerts
and for recreation, together with a smaller hall, a billiards
room, kitchens, etc. The opening ceremony was performed, on
Wednesday of last week, by his Grace the Archbishop of St.
Andrews and Edinburgh, in the presence of a large number of
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26, 16th December 1933