Cumnock History Group is researching farms in the parish of Old Cumnock and its neighbouring parishes of Auchinleck, New Cumnock and Ochiltree. EXHIBITION opens on Saturday 30th April at 10 am- 4 pm in the Baird Institute Cumnock. Free entry.
Cumnock History Group has been awarded the John Strawhorn Memorial Quaich in recognition of our outstanding contribution to Cumnock’s heritage. Kay received the reward on behalf of the group from Professor Elaine McFarland of Ayrshire Federation of Historical Societies.
Our Ploughing Up Our Past Exhibition is on in the Baird Institute in Cumnock. It runs until the 27th August and is open during the Baird’s normal opening hours of:-
Monthly Meetings on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:15 pm in the Barrhill Community Centre, Bank Avenue, Cumnock.
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Become a member
Annual membership of £10 is due now, April. To renew just follow the become a member instructions. Thank you.
Membership of The Cumnock History Group is open to anyone with an interest in the history and heritage of Cumnock and its inhabitants.
Cumnock People & Places
Featuring Cumnock footballer Tom McCall Smith who was the Captain of Preston North End in in 1938 when they won the FA Cup. Jenny Smith tells us about her relation here
Cumnock Men & Women who served in WWI
CHG members Kay McMeekin and the late Bobby Grierson have researched many of these soldiers in the Cumnock Soldiers Blog which you can add your own information to.
The group emerged as a result of the Memory Bank workshops for Raising the Bar – the archaeological dig focused on the site of the old Tup Inn on Lugar Street earlier this year and run by Northlight Heritage