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Hon. President Jim Montgomery sen.   1935-2008

Sadly on 12 Oct. 2008 'Monty' died - a tribute in his honour

Learn from the past ... use well the future

Hon. President James McKissock Montgomery

                                                                      ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~                                    photo taken by the Webmaister

My very good friend 'auld Jimmy' or 'auld Monty' was like myself a Bridgeton boy born and bred.
We spent many a happy hour talking of our east-end roots and I did a wee article on his Bridgeton family in my GlesgaPals website, which delighted him. The Bridgeton Working mans Club motto was 'Learn from the past, use well the future' and oor Jimmy did learn from the past and used his expertise to help his beloved Cambuslang Bowling Club in every way he could. His record at our club is outstanding.  

1977 - President of the club
He along with the then President of Halfway & District BC, Jackie Fergus inaugurated a new tournament

The parish match between our two clubs is made that wee bit special since 1977 the tournament challenge cup was called - The McGinlay Trophy, donated by the then owner of the Sun Inn Mrs Maureen McGinlay. Both clubs have competed for the trophy ever since with the format of 2 pts a win.

I was delighted as President in 2006 to take this photo of Jackie & Jimmy at the annual parish game and indeed gave these two stalwarts special mention.

Past President Jackie Fergus & Hon President Jim Montgomery Sen
photo taken 29th July 2006


1984 - Club champion.  Jimmy delighted his wife, family and friends by winning the club championship.


1992 - President of the club for a second time.
This was the mark of the man that when the club was having a problem getting a new President, Jimmy stepped in and took over the helm again. This was the year CBC embarked on charity work inaugurating the Alex MacFarlane Memorial charity bowling day.


1995 - Honorary President. His efforts over the years for Cambuslang BC were rewarded when he was given honorary office.

Jimmy was ever present on committee and as a Director served the House and Bar for over 15 years.

The bar was always well run and many of our
club Presidents, myself included, were delighted
to have Jim's expertise at their opening day's
and at parish games.

Hon President Jim Montgomery Sen.
at President Peter Phillips
opening day 10th April 2004


In Jimmy's latter years the main bar 
helpers were Liz, Nancy & Jeanette.
This photo was taken at a celebration concert
held by the Directors in June 2006
to thank Jimmy and his team for their dedication 




Jimmy's family are all very much part of Cambuslang B.C. His wife Lottie was a member and for many years catered for the club, every July we have the Lottie Montgomery Mixed Rinks tournament in her memory.

He loved his family and this year with his health deteriorating
he moved house to be near his daughter Fiona


Fiona is ever present at the club
with her husband Past champion John McInall and their two sons, Jamie & John.... seen here with their Granda on holiday.


Jimmy senior was very proud of his family and especially proud of the bowling prowess of his son Past President Jim Montgomery Jnr who has won the club championship a record eight times, 1988-2006


I was delighted to capture this moment on finals day 26th August 2006.

Jimmy also told me how proud he was of the work young Jim and the family
put into running the charity day at our club and indeed from 1992 to 2008 the Alex MacFarlane memorial charity day has raised over 36,000.

Yes, the Montgomery family are all steeped in Cambuslang Bowling club and we have lost a legend ....
                                                                          well done good and faithful servant ...... rest in peace, pal.

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Presidents of the club, 7th June 2008

J.Montgomery sen
1977, 1992
John MacFarlane
Robert Burns
Bob Clark
Jas Irvine
Alex Hart
Harry Faulds
1993, 1997
Jim Kirk
J.Montgomery jun
Charlie Davie
Alex Latimer
Peter Phillips
Billy Dunsmore
Will McArthur
Jim Low
Ian Skillen

This is one of the last photos I had of Jimmy, he was a good friend ........ we'll miss him.
Past President Will.McArthur, Webmaister

President Ian Skillen, Directors & members of CBC pass on our sincere sympathies to the Montgomery family 






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