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James Torrens

Mitchell Library, The Bailie

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James Torrens

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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