Louden family papers
1. Jessie Campbell Louden
2. John Louden
3. Jane Drinnan
Programmes, membership cards, club rules,letters relating to Falkirk Ice Rink clubs and events; papers relating to schools, (particularly Falkirk High School), bills from local businesses, advertising leaflets for Millars Garage, programmes for Old Polmont Childrens Day, letters relating to Polmont Bowling Club, ration books, report on illegal gravestone in Polmont Churchyard, maps, souvenirs of Lodge trips to Culross, Torphichen and other papers.
John Louden was born in Airdrie but grew up in Reddingmuirhead where he attended Liddle's school and became a pupil teacher there. After training as a teacher he taught in Meigle, Perthshire, and in Bathgate, West Lothian before returning to Reddingmuirhead. In 1902 he was appointed head teacher at Redding Intermediate School from which he retired in 1925. He was also an active Freemason and a member of Lodge Polmont No 793, a member of Grangemouth Parish Council and later of Stirling County Council, and an Elder at Polmont North Parish Church. He died in 1933.
His wife, Jane Drinnan, attended Falkirk High School (1889?-1893) and the University of Edinburgh (1895-1899). She was President of Falkirk High School Club in 1899 (founded 1898) and she was a teacher in Wallacestone Public School.
The couple had a son and a daughter. Their daughter, Jessie Campbell Louden, attended Falkirk High School (1915-1920) and Edinburgh University (1923-1925), trained as a teacher and taught at Slamannan Public School and Falkirk Northern School. She was also active in the Falkirk Ice Skating Club as a member of the Committee, as secretary and as an Ice Figure Test judge for the National Skating Association of Great Britain.
You can also see a catalogue of the items in this collection on our website. http://www.falkirkcommunitytrust.org/heritage/archives/finding-aids/docs/family_papers/Family_and_personal_papers_G-L.pdf