The History of Quarriers Homes

When & Where

Monday, 5 February 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Bearsden Hub Lesser Hall, 66 Drymen Road, Bearsden, Glasgow, G61 3QT

Event Details

Anna Magnusson, the well known broadcaster and author, tells of the beginning of the institution founded by the shoemaker William Quarrier in the 1870s. He himself had experienced a very impoverished childhood, a situation which he overcame through hard work, determination and Christian faith. Out of the orphanage he founded grew a children’s village where poor children from the town and cities of Scotland might enjoy a new life in cottage homes under supervision of house fathers and house mothers. This grew to a self-contained community with a church and a large school.



Event Location

Bearsden Hub Lesser Hall
66 Drymen Road
G61 3QT


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