James Torrens was a painter and decorator and a councillor, 1869-1884.
Torrens was best-known as a teetotaller and a lecturer in the Scottish Temperance League. In 1873 he campaigned to have Glasgow’s pubs close at 9pm, instead of 11pm.
Reference: Mitchell Library, 920.04BAI
Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning
Keywords:councillors, painters and decorators, pubs, Scottish Temperance League, teetotallers, temperance campaigners
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