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Cumnock Armistice Events
November 2018 sees the 100th Anniversary of the end of WW1. Cumnock History Group in partnership with Cumnock Action Plan and local organisations plan to mark this milestone event by involving the wider local community in a series of town centre celebratory, educational and family fun events, workshops and activities on the armistice theme. Cumnock History Group has been heavily involved in organising past festival events in Cumnock and we wish to build on these successes.
We want to provide entertainment, educational workshops and activities to children and adults of all ages, all abilities and faiths focused on the armistice. These are inclusive events for all.
Events will operate from 29 October till 10 November and include workshops in WW1 poster design, War-time Cooking, Bunting and banner-making. Illustrative talks on Armistice Day in Cumnock, Cumnock WW1 items from East Ayrshire Council collections and the story of the Cumnock War Memorials. Events include; Drop in reminiscence event to identify, record and research Cumnock Parish Medals and WW1 War medals; Children's project – paint a WW1 memorial stone with the names of fallen soldiers to be placed around the War Memorial on Armistice Day; Welcome Home Tea Dance with brass band, dancing, school choirs and exhibition from workshops. More info coming soon!
We meet monthly and always have a guest presentation. Past guests have included Dane Love, Dr James Begg, Charlotte Rostek, Ian McMurdo and many more.
Meetings are held at 7pm the 3rd Thursday of each month (except July and August) at Rothesay House Ceremony Suit, 1 Greenholm Road, Cumnock. Non-members welcome at a small fee.
Thursday 20th September
Bobby Grierson on The Cross, The Clock, The Flag - Story of the Mercat Cross, Allan’s Clock and the Covenanter Flag.
Thursday 18th October
Bruce Keith on Bridgescapes - The story of Scotland’s Bridges.
Thursday 15th November
Young Wummin - Women’s role in WW1.
Christmas Social Cumnock Bowling Club
Thursday 17th January
Ailsa McInnes on History of Drumfork Farm, Auchinleck.
Thursday 21st February
Neil Fraser of Historic Environment Scotland