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Rev Matthew Liddell

Obituary of the Rev Matthew Liddell, Kirk minister; born September 26, 1915; died January 1, 2008. The Rev Matthew Liddell, who has died aged 93, was a former chaplain to the Glasgow Fire Brigade and was with the fire-fighters at the Cheapside Street disaster of 1960 in which 19 men died. It was an experience he never forgot.

Born in Glasgow, he was educated at Hillhead High School before progressing to Glasgow University where he earned an MA (Hons) in Classics, followed by Trinity College, Glasgow. He entered the ministry of the Church of Scotland in 1940.

His first position was as assistant minister at Rawyards Church, Airdrie. In 1943, he moved to the little country church of Terregles in Kirkcudbright; then in 1948 to Trinity Church in Larkhall, Lanarkshire; and, finally, in 1958 to St Paul’s (Outer High) and St David’s (Ramshorn) in Glasgow until retirement in 1982.

Full story at The Herald.

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