We invite you to our celebratory event of Cumnock being made a Police Burgh in 1866 on Saturday 10th December from 1 till 3pm at the Baird Museum & Gallery in Cumnock.
This is part of our current Cumnock 2016 exhibition and on the day we will be featuring a ‘blast from the past’ show of films about Cumnock from the 1930-1950s. Alongside this we will be taking Victorian style photographic portraits of guests for our growing archives. You will also have the chance to screen-print your own commemorative postcard featuring the hand-stamped original Cumnock Burgh seal from the 1860s. On show will be some of the original photographic printing plates from John Strawhorn’s the New History of Cumnock which was published in 1966 to mark the 100th Anniversary. Refreshments will be available throughout the event to get you in the Christmas spirit. Hope to see you there! FREE
Cumnock 2016 - The Exhibition. Baird Museum & Gallery
CHG presents photographs of life in Cumnock over the past year, in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Cumnock becoming a Police Burgh in 1866. All photos are from our Flickr Group below.
Thursdays 12.30 - 4.40pm & 5 - 8pm.
Fridays and Saturdays 10.30am - 4pm.
Also featuring a Past & Present slideshow of Cumnock street scenes.
Free Thursday Evening Talks and Events
January 19th 2017. 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Cumnock men & women who served in WW1.
150th Anniversary Event
Saturday 10th December 2016 1 - 3pm
Celebratory event of Cumnock being made a Police Burgh in 1866.
Pick up the History Treasure Trail and What’s Changed In The Square educational resources that can be enjoyed by adults and children alike.
Exhibition runs until January 2017.
Elevation drawings of the Square from RD Hunter's office - kindly donated by Shaw Solicitors.
Download pdf HERE