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Cumnock Men & Women in WW1 Presentation

Baird Museum & Gallery, Cumnock
Thursday 19th January

An illustrated talk by Cumnock History Group researcher Kay McMeekin on Cumnock Men & Women who served in WW1. Building on research undertaken over the past 2 years.
The last talk in association with the Cumnock 2016 exhibition which closes on 20th January. With Refreshments.
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HLF Grant

Cumnock History Group has received a Heritage Lottery Fund Sharing Heritage grant. This exciting project, Pennylands Camp 22 on the Dumfries House Estate has been given £10,000 to explore the history of this WWII POW Camp.

Have a look at the project HERE

Download the Pennylands Newsletter HERE



Cumnock 2016

Our celebratory event of Cumnock being made a Police Burgh in 1866 was on Saturday 10th December and was a great success.

Here are some of the Victorian style photographic portraits of guests, the screen-printed commemorative postcard featuring the hand-stamped original Cumnock Burgh seal from the 1860s and a visit from the Cumnock Weathercock - not seen for 45 years! Read about it HERE


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 slide-show 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.



Site updates

Elevation drawings of the Square from RD Hunter's office - kindly donated by Shaw Solicitors.

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