One of the tall tales told about the Arlington is that an exact copy of our Club was built in London and then destroyed in bombing during World War II. But could this be really be true?
Robert Boyd was part of a family calico printing firm in Barrhead and Manchester which was run with his brother Thomas Boyd. Robert Boyd was a founding member of the Baths, being an original shareholder of the Glasgow Swimming Baths Co Ltd and on the first committee of management of the Arlington Swimming Club. The … Continue reading Robert Boyd – calico printer
William Graham, son of grain merchant, member of a successful family of accountants and committed community member. He was a member of the first Committee of Management of the Arlington Swimming Club. William was born on 30 April 1838 to Patrick Graham, a grain merchant from Garnethill, Glasgow, and Mary Wright Lang. They had married … Continue reading William Graham – chartered accountant and city father
John Marshall came from a family of lawyers and himself worked in the legal profession, with a connection with courts in Ireland.
Robert Dalglish Junior was from an eminent local family, including businessmen, a Lord Provost and an MP, and was chairman of the the Board at the Arlington Baths for its first 48 years. He was a director of the Glasgow Swimming Baths Company and secretary to the First Committee of Management of the Arlington Swimming … Continue reading Robert Dalglish Junior – calico printer and longtime Arlington chairman