Cumnock 2016 - The Exhibition!
Exhibition Preview on Thurday 11 August from 6 - 7.30pm at The Baird Museum and Gallery in Lugar Street, Cumnock.
On display until Sat 21 Jan 2017 Ba
Cumnock 2016 is an exhibition of photographs taken by local people which aims to capture a glimpse of life in Cumnock today through the eyes of the local community.
The collection is taken from the Cumnock 2016 participatory online photo gallery and social history project ‘Cumnock 2016’, which is part of Cumnock History Group and the Cumnock Action Plan’s 150th celebrations of the town being made a Police Burgh in 1866. More info on Family Day and other events at the Exhibition soon.
A small selection from the exhibit.
Upcoming Meetings and Speakers
July & August
CHG Summer Break – no meetings
Thursday 15th September
Donald L Reid – presents his best-selling book The Last Miners of Ayrshire's Doon Valley. If you love Ayrshire and particularly the Doon Valley, this book is a 'must have.' Some of the mining reminiscences would make you weep as you read about lads as young as 13 dying in the coal mines in 1906.
Thursday 20th October
Dr James A Begg – presents an illustrated talk on the family research that led to his Scots historical novel The Man's the Gowd - on the hard lives and struggles to survive of the common folk of upland Ayrshire over 300 years from the Covenanters to the start of the 20th Century.
Thursday 17th November
Dr Fred Freeman – presents the songs of Robert Burns. Fred is professor of Scottish Music at the Royal Conservatoire in Glasgow. There will be musical accompaniment and some communal singing!
All meetings start at 7pm in the Ceremony Suite of Rothesay House in Greenholm Road, Cumnock.
Elevation drawings of the Square from RD Hunter's office - kindly donated by Shaw Solicitors.
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