In Memory of Alexander McCreadie
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What a wonderful surprise when I logged into this evening - on the front page a photograph of my great grandfather, Alexander McCreadie, one of the West Church elders. I have never seen a photograph of him, so, as you can imagine, I was really thrilled.

 I attach a file of the West Church Parish Magazine of May 1900, which contains the In Memoriam for Alexander who died at the age of 40 in March 1900. (see below)

Alexander's daughter, Maggie, left us a large box of old photographs and papers. Among them was a copy of the West Church Sabbath Teachers photograph which features on the website. Until I saw it on the website I had no idea who the people were. I had always presumed that Maggie kept it because her father was one of the people in it. On the back of the photograph is a stamp which reads ALEXANDER BONE, 85 WHITEHALL, MAYBOLE. Alexander Bone was Alexander McCreadie's brother-in-law. Alex Bone married Maggie Reddick, and Alex McCreadie married Jeannie Reddick. Both men worked at Messrs Jacks, and it's possible Alex Bone did a bit of photography on the side. Another interesting find on your website was the photograph of Robert Whiteford the baker. Robert married Marion Reddick, sister to Maggie and Jeannie.

I also attach a file of the Maybole Dunure trip of 1921. My great aunt, Maggie McCreadie is the rather demure young lady on the far right. I would be interested to know the name of the minister as I have a photograph of him taken in 1927 (also below). Many thanks for a very interesting and entertaining website. Although I live in Scotland, I have never visited Maybole, but I intend to remedy that this summer.   Pat Yourston (nee McCreadie)  March 2005

West Church Magazine May 1900  large larger

Maybole church group on trip to Dunure 1921. large larger

Who is this minister? large  larger