The Keir Hardie Society held its second Annual General Meeting at the Netherthird Community Centre on Saturday June 16th.
The Society welcomed Cumnock born David Lorimer to address the meeting. David’s father, also David, was Provost of Cumnock, and his grandfather, Hugh Lorimer was Keir Hardie’s tailor. Keir Hardie famously caused a stir when he first entered Parliament as the Labour MP for West Ham South in 1892 because he dressed in a brown home spun tweed suit and a tweed cap with flaps rather than a black frock coat and black silk top hat that was conventionally worn by Members of Parliament at the time.
|David Lorimer (Left) and Society Secretary Richard Leonard|
|Keir Hardie Society Members at the AGM in Netherthird|