Cumnock Armistice Events News

These events, with the exception of Remembrance Day, have been funded by a grant from the Awards For All Lottery Fund.

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Painted Memorial Stones

We have researched the stories of the 876 men and women from Cumnock who served in WW1 - 192 never returned. To commemorate them we have invited schools and community groups to paint stones with these names and a red poppy - we have had a fantastic response from Barshare, Greenmill, Netherthird, Logan and St Patrick’s primary schools and many community groups. A selection of stones will be laid around the War Memorial on Remembrance Sunday.

We are grateful to Morrison Construction for donating the stones and art materials for the Memorial Stones Project.

Poppy Making

We need your help! We are asking for volunteers to knit, crochet or make felt, material and paper poppies to decorate the Town Hall for the Welcome Home Tea Dance on 10th November. It will be spectacular! Patterns are available HERE

You can email for further details or drop your poppies off to Mary's Fabric Shop, Glaisnock Street or to 4 Gemmell Avenue, Cumnock, KA19 1EY by 3rd November when they will be sewn into a Poppy Curtain.

WW1 Poster Design Workshop - Sorry Fully Booked!

Saturday 27th October - Yipworld, Barrhill Road. 11-1pm. Looking at original WW1 posters and using these as inspiration to design a poster for the Welcome Home Tea Dance.

War-time Cooking - Sorry Fully Booked!

Tuesday 30th October at the Riverside Centre, Ayr Road. 2-4pm. Cross-generational and inclusive. Soup, bread making and baking.

WW1 themed evening talks and presentations

Thursday 1st November – Baird Institute, Lugar Street, Cumnock. 6-7pm. East Ayrshire Leisure will give an illustrated talk on their WW1 Collections.
Thursday 8th November – Baird Institute, 6-7pm. Cumnock History Group will present the story of the Cumnock War Memorials.

Drop-in Reminiscence Events

Friday 2nd Saturday 3rd November. Baird Institute, Lugar Street, Cumnock. 1 - 3pm. To identify, record and research Cumnock Parish Medals, War Medals, photos, letters and family stories.

War Horse Family Film Night

Friday 9th November. Barrhill Community Centre, Barrhill Road, Cumnock. 6.30 – 9pm. Steven Spielberg’s epic adventure. A tale of incredible loyalty, hope and tenacity. Tickets available from the venue or contact us.

Welcome Home Tea Dance - Tickets only!

Saturday 10th November. Cumnock Town Hall, Glaisnock Street 4-8pm. Based on the dance given for men and women returning from the war in 1919, this is late afternoon entertainment for all ages.
With WW1 themed tunes from Sanquhar Silver Band, Strings n Things, Cumnock Academy, CAMPS, school choirs and other guests.
Tea, coffee, cakes, sandwiches and dancing!
There will be a WW1 themed dressing-up box available on the day or come in your own war outfit and get your photo taken.
The Cumnock Roll of Honour with over 800 names will be displayed in the Keir Hardie Room.
Tickets are available from Cumnock Town Hall or contact us for more information.

Remembrance Day Events - Organised by local churches

Sunday 11th November
Remembrance Service - Lugar Parish Church 10.00am.
Act of Remembrance at War Memorial - Lugar Parish Church 10.50am.
Service of Remembrance - Cumnock Cemetery. Meet at Cumnock Cemetery 2.15pm. Service and laying of a selection of the painted stones around the war memorial. Wreath laying by groups and organisations - 2.30pm
United Service of Commemoration - Cumnock Square & Parish Church 6.15pm. Cadets and Pipe Band in the Square. Welcome and call to prayer. Readings from the Front Line and the Trenches.
6.55pm - Bugler plays Last Post. Prayer and hymn.
7.05pm - Piper plays Lament. All Churches are requested to ring out their bells across the town for 10 minutes.
7.15pm - Bugler plays Reveille then the Benediction.

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Cumnock Armistice Events are supported by Cumnock Action Plan and the Corra Foundation.