Music Hall

This page is a gathering of material on Bridge of Allan’s old Music Hall. It operated from where DOMINO’S pizza outlet currently runs [opposite STRATHALLAN Pharmacy]. The majority of this material has been gathered by myself from old newspapers. The best historical accounts of the Music Hall can be found in ‘Bridge of Allan – A History’ by Craig Mair and the archive of John J MacKay [‘An Occasional Correspondent‘ for the Stirling Observer]

Please click on this link to read a fascinating timeline on ‘Professor Ewart’.

Please click on this link to read an extraordinary timeline of the life of ‘Professor Whitworth’.

Please click this link to read about Mrs Hamilton. Somebody should write a musical about her!

May 1867: General Tom Thumb [for further details read the Stirling Observer article of 1914 – copied below]

August 1882: an advert in the Scotsman for Musical and other entertainments.

May 1885. Mrs Scott Siddons travelled the country to perform her dramatic recitals. She was widely admired. Her husband came with her and spent much of her takings through his serious alcohol problem.