In November 1872, Hector Dove came to Bridge of Allan’s Hydropath as he was feeling poorly. A week later his death, at the age of 54, was widely reported in the newspapers of the day. The headlines invariably were along the lines: “Death of a Heavy Weight’.
Hector Dove had travelled to Bridge of Allan from his home in Edinburgh:
Hector had inherited a fortune from his father, a Glasgow Merchant, who was buried in Larbert Churchyard:
A dove and a rose.