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A generous gift

Hilary Cameron reports on the legacy of a long-serving minister in Inverclyde.


On August 31 Inverkip Church celebrates 50 years since the opening of the church hall – or the Crawford Memorial Hall to give its official name.

But who was William Crawford and why is the church hall named after him?

The hall was gifted to the church and community in the will of the late Rev William Crawford, the longest serving minister. He served the parish for 51 years, through both world wars, and is still personally remembered by some members of the congregation.

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