On the last Saturday of June 1856, ‘Professor Ewart’ the ‘Greatest Ventriloquist in Europe’ performed in Bridge of Allan. The Old Music Hall, where he performed, is long gone. It is now DOMINOS – a branded supplier of pizzas.
Two years later, The Freemasons Mirror, was equally jubilant in reporting the marvellous ‘Professor’:
Many years later, this criminal prosecution was reported:
Bridge of Allan, a ‘watering place’ and Spa Town [once a village] did not make “Professor Ewart’s” career, but it was part of it!