William Hall

William Hall, the subject of this statue by Eaglesham artist William Gemmell, was born in Eaglesham in 1798 and became the village blacksmith. A man of prodigious strength, he took part in lifting and throwing competitions at local fairs and is shown in the statue throwing a stone ball.

The statue is reputed to have been based on the measurements taken from  Hall when he was in his late forties. His other skill was in the preparation of herbal remedies for the treatment of minor ailments.