Photo of Henderson Bishop Cup

The Henderson Bishop Cup

presented by

Photo of a painting of Andrew Henderson Bishop

Mr Andrew Henderson Bishop
of Thorntonhall

in 1929

The Royal Caledonian Curling Club

1983 Gold Medal Winners Photo

1983 Our Ladies Are Gold Medal Winners

The Henderson Bishop has to be the most prestigious
ladies curling competition held in Scotland,
comparable to the R.C.C.C. Rink Championships.
Played each year at Ice Rinks across the country
the winning rinks from each ice rink going on
to represent their home ice rink at the
finals held in February each season.

Andrew Henderson Bishop was born 1874 in Muir St Hamilton
to Elizabeth Henderson and Thomas George Bishop.
Thomas George Bishop the founder of Cooper & Co. Glasgow
was born 1847 in St Marys Carlisle.
His father Thomas had been a master saddler in Hamilton
the son of George Bishop and Lillias Baillie of Hamilton.
Andrew Henderson Bishop moved to Thorntonhall in 1904.
His father TG Bishop had bought the Hall there as a fitting home
for Andrew and his new wife Mary Gibb McAlpine
daughter of Sir Robert McAlpine
on the occasion of their marriage.
At the Hall he laid out extensive gardens and a floodlit curling rink,
which was powered by his own plant.

Andrew Henderson Bishop first appears in the minutes of
Haremyres Curling Club in 1904
when he paid ten shillings as an occasional
member of the Haremyres Curling Club.
On the 31st December 1906
a Meeting of Directors was held on the Ice
on the Haremyres Curling Pond
at which Mr A.H.Bishop was appointed a Skip.
The draw for the first round in the Punchbowl
was then made and played out.
The second round took place on 4th January 1907
Final on 1st February 1907 when John Hamilton
triumphed over B. Cramm 21 shots to 15.

In 1911 he organised the sports and pastimes section
of the historical Exhibition held in Glasgow
a section where prominence was given to curling,
in whose service he became
vice-president of the Royal Caledonian Club.
Long time member of our club, in 1930
he was elected Honorary President of
the Combined East Kilbride & Haremyres club
which office he held untill his death in Switzerland 1957.

Link out to The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, University of Glasgow
where you can find out more about this painting of Andrew Henderson Bishop.

Link out to The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, University of Glasgow
where you can find out more about Andrew Henderson Bishop.


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