Saturday, 31 December 2011
Tuesday, 20 December 2011
10 January Professor Danny Gorman - The History of London Buses
24 January John Burnett - Crowds in 19th Century Ayrshire
7 February Professor Dauvit Broun - New Light on Wallace & The Declaration of Arbroath
21 February Dr Ian Matheson - The Turning Point ; Napoleon’s Invasion of Russia 1812
6 March Dr June Neilson - The Romans In Scotland
20 March Bill Fitzpatrick The Titanic – The Beloved, The Damned & The Forgotten
You could do no better than start your search at the website of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and in particular at the section describing the history of pharmacy. It can be found at
Monday, 12 December 2011
Our final talk before the Christmas break will be by retired pharmacist George Watson from Irvine, who will be speaking about the history of pharmacy. It takes place on Tuesday 13 December. As usual, his talk will be in our normal venue of the Lecture Theatre of Kilmarnock College and will begin at 7.30pm; although it is advisable to be there early to be sure of a good seat.
Wednesday, 30 November 2011
Sunday, 27 November 2011
The following article makes interesting reading
Friday, 25 November 2011
Catching the eyes of shoppers are colourful graffiti boards brightening up shop windows at the Johnnie Walker Bond in Strand Street.
The boards were created by children who attended dance and graffiti art sessions in James Hamilton Academy during the summer holidays. The P4-S6 boys and girls worked with artists Brian McFeely and Chris Young, from Edinburgh-based MS Creative. Prior to the workshops, the children had been taken around Kilmarnock's Historical Town Trail by Graham Boyd of Kilmarnock & District History Group. Graham provided most of the information for themes which were later developed at art and dance classes.
Pupils attended two dance classes and one art workshop each day and designed t-shirts as well as a range of large mdf backboards featuring their graffiti art.
East Ayrshire Council Dance Motivator Zara Smith said: “The idea behind it was to create art which reflected the history and heritage of Kilmarnock in a modern and exciting way that the children would enjoy. As well as the artwork, the participants learned dances to go along with the hip hop and graffiti culture”.
Councillor Jim Roberts, Spokesperson for Lifelong Learning, said: “This very popular summer school’s aim was to reflect the rich heritage of the local community and to express this through art and dance.
“The graffiti artworks set in traditional shop windows highlight the connection between Kilmarnock’s past and the culture of today’s young people in the town, which is as rich and vibrant as ever.”
Councillor Bobby McDill, Spokesperson for Delivering Community Regeneration, said: “The young people’s work is fantastic and shows they are talented not only in dance, but also in art. The graffiti boards really brighten up the spaces and will look great in the run-up to Christmas. I’m delighted to see such an innovative idea in place”.
There were many interesting contributions from members of the audience, including several from a delightful lady who had actually worked in the "Glen" during WW II. In describing her efforts to operate what she described as a"terrible machine", she added with a smile; "It's where I learned to swear!"
Wednesday, 16 November 2011
Here is a link to the Tom Lehrer song of which Colin played a brief part during his talk .
Monday, 14 November 2011
As always, come early to be sure of a good seat.
Monday, 7 November 2011
They seem to have existed between 1889 & 1910, being the first Ayrshire team to reach the Scottish Junior Cup final. They played at Rugby Park and may have been Kilmarnock reserves, but this is not clear.
I do know that the line up for the final, which was lost to Maryhill in 1900, was; McLung, Robertson, Banks, Higgins, Johnstone, Woodburn, McIntyre, Parker, Green, Graham & Aitchison.
If you have any information, please contact me on email@example.com Thanks
Thursday, 3 November 2011
Our President, Stuart Wilson, is giving an illustrated talk on the work carried out during World War II by some of Kilmarnock's main manufacturers, including BMK and Glenfield & Kennedy. There will be an opportunity after his talk for members of the audience to make their own contributions to this topic. Admission is free but tickets should be obtaineds in advance from the Dick Institute museum service. (Contact:- firstname.lastname@example.org )
The talk will take place on Thursday 24 November 2011, upstairs in the Dick Institute Museum at 6pm.
Monday, 31 October 2011
Dumfries House is a Palladian country house, located within a large estate, around 3 km west of Cumnock. It was built in the 1750s by John Adam and Robert Adam for William Dalrymple, 5th Earl of Dumfries, and inherited in due course by the Marquesses of Bute, in which family it remained until 2007. It is notable for having preserved much of its original 18th-century furniture in situ, some of which was specially commissioned for the house from Thomas Chippendale.
Thursday, 27 October 2011
Lawyers acting for North Ayrshire Council have just agreed to start the legal moves which, campaigners believe, will solve one of the longest lasting and painful mysteries of the Second World War. A formal request will be made to the courts asking for the excavation of a patch of ground at Ardrossan cemetery in Ayrshire.
This excavation should allow archaeologists to peel away the topsoil from an area which is thought to contain the bodies of more than 60 British seamen – sailors who were dumped in the unmarked pit, apparently because the Royal Navy was desperate to keep the true story of their deaths a secret.
The sailors had been part of the complement of 555 serving on HMS Dasher. The Royal Navy vessel had started life as a freighter, but was hastily converted into an aircraft carrier during the early part of the war.
HMS Dasher sank suddenly in the Firth of Clyde in March 1943, ripped apart by an explosion which may well have been caused by a fuel leak and a dropped cigarette.
The loss of 379 of the 555 crew still represents the second-worst naval disaster in home waters. It is only surpassed in scale by the loss of the 833 men in the sinking of the Royal Oak at Scapa Flow in 1939.
Thirteen of the bodies which were brought ashore were buried with military honours at Ardrossan cemetery and another seven were buried at Greenock. However, dozens more which were washed up along the Ayrshire coast, were apparently taken away by the Navy and never seen again.
Members of the History Group may recall David Craig, speaking about the Arctic Convoys on 18 October this year, stating that HMS Dasher was one of the escort vessels protecting Murmansk Convoy JW53 which left Loch Ewe on 15 February 1943. The flagship was the cruiser HMS Belfast and the convoy's other escorts included the cruisers HMS Cumberland, HMS Sheffield and 15 destroyers. David was then serving as the Third Radio Officer on SS Dover Hill.
As the convoy sailed northwards it encountered heavy winds. Six merchant ships were damaged and diverted to Iceland, along with HMS Sheffield and the armed trawler HMT Lord Middleton. A Royal Navy flotilla led by the cruiser HMS Scylla relieved the original escorts off Iceland. However, during the storm HMS Dasher had suffered engine trouble and returned to the Firth of Clyde, leaving JW 53 without air cover. The convoy reached the Kola Inlet on 27 February 1943.
Wednesday, 26 October 2011
The Royal Society has today(Wed. 26 Oct. 2011) announced that its world-famous historical journal archive – which includes the first ever peer-reviewed scientific journal – has been made permanently free to access online.
Around 60,000 historical scientific papers are accessible via a fully searchable online archive, with papers published more than 70 years ago now becoming freely available.
The Royal Society is the world’s oldest scientific publisher, with the first edition of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society appearing in 1665. Henry Oldenburg – Secretary of the Royal Society and first Editor of the publication – ensured that it was “licensed by the council of the society, being first reviewed by some of the members of the same”, thus making it the first ever peer-reviewed journal
Tuesday, 25 October 2011
A totally enthralling evening. Thanks David.
Arctic Medal.For many years survivors of Arctic Convoys lobbied British Governments for the striking of a special Arctic Medal to mark their service in those waters in WW2. It all fell on deaf bureaucratic ears, the response being The Atlantic Star Medal covered such service.
Atlantic Star 1939-1945.
This Emblem may be worn on the ribbon of either the 1939-45 Star, or the Atlantic Star.
Arctic Star Emblem.
Monday, 17 October 2011
If you want to learn more about these Murmansk Convoys, you will find information at the following websites.
If you don't get to Kilmarnock College early, you might have to stand!! Almost a full house last time.
Wednesday, 5 October 2011
Molly Davidson The Jacobites [Geddes & Grosset, 2008]
Tom Devine Clanship to Crofters’ War [
Frank McLynn France and the Jacobite Rising of 1745 [Edinburgh U. Press, 1981]
John Prebble Glencoe [Penguin, 1973]
Edward Corp The Stuart Courts in Exile [The 1745 Association, 2005]
1708, 1715 and 1719 Risings
John Baynes The Jacobite Rising of 1715 [The History Book Club, 1970]
1745 Association No Quarter Given [1745 Association, 1984]
David Daiches Charles Edward Stuart [Thames & Hudson, 1973]
Tuesday, 4 October 2011
Tonight's speaker is Barbara Graham, one of the founder members of KDHG. Barbara has recently retired from her post at Strathclyde University but that does not mean that there has been any reduction in her normal very busy schedule. I'm certain that her talk tonight on the 1715 Jacobite Uprising will be both informative and entertaining.
Monday, 26 September 2011
KDHG recently had contact from Sue Beanland in Yorkshire who forwarded the above photo with the following comment;
"The interior is of a mill in Kilmarnock around the early years of the Great War. My great grandfather, George William Waterhouse, was the manager and is positioned on the back row behind the machinery wearing a shirt and collar. He was killed at Arras in 1917 having volunteered for service. On his death my great grandmother and grandmother (who was a child at the time) were forced to return to family in Yorkshire. My grandmother had fond memories of her life in Kilmarnock and always longed to return. I hope to find out as much as I can about the town, it's industry and people. If only I had asked her more about it!"
We know that George was born in Yorkshire in 1883 and travelled to the USA before coming to Kilmarnock. His wife was called Sarah Ellen and they had a daughter called Evelyn who is Sue's grandmother.
Can anyone cast any light onto which mill this was and do you have any family who can perhaps give KDHG and Sue some more information? If so, please contact us with your stories.
Thursday, 22 September 2011
A new book brings Scottish history to light through maps
'Scotland: Mapping the nation' shows how maps can explain aspects of the story of Scotland as a nation, from the Roman era to the satellite age.
It is the first book to take Scotland's maps and mapping seriously as a form of history.
More than 220 maps, mostly from the National Library of Scotland's map collections, were chosen to illustrate, for example:
- Scotland occupied and defended
- Towns and urban life
- Popular culture
- Travel and communication
- How science has left its mark.
- The extensive tram network in Glasgow in the last century (1908)
- A Soviet map of Greenock pinpointing factories and military targets (1979)
- Specially designed maps for blind people (1851 and 1978)
- Temperance maps showing the location of public houses (1884)
- The first road maps, from the 17th century.
Friday, 9 September 2011
Films on show include:-
Peace Day celebrations in Kilmarnock in 1919, Glenfield Ramblers’ jubilee garden party at Dean Castle in 1934, Darvel Lace Queen 1952, production at Glenfield & Kennedy 1956 and film of Strang's Foundry, Hurlford shot in 1947.
The films will be on display until 24 December 2011.
Go along to the Dick and enjoy the memories these films generate!
Tuesday, 6 September 2011
We invite everyone with an interest in archiving their own piece of history to contact us to find out how to contribute.
Your entry may be a small but fascinating piece of family history, a fact about your house or street or a topic you have been researching. If it's of interest to you, it will be of interest to us ! This is your chance to help build easily accessible history for the community.
Please get in touch via the 'Contact Us' page.
Wednesday, 31 August 2011
Monday, 22 August 2011
Although the conference is free, it is essential for administrative reasons and to enable catering to be organised that you register in advance at:-
Tuesday, 16 August 2011
Marine surveyors mapping the sea bed off the Fife coast have uncovered the exact resting places of the two Royal Navy submarines lost in one of the most unfortunate, but also little known, self-inflicted calamities in British naval history.
Full story at:
Tuesday, 5 July 2011
KDHG President Stuart Wilson talks about Kilmarnock Academy's unique place in history as Scotland's only school to have two Nobel Prize winners in it's alumni.
Click the link below before 11 July and scroll forward to 1hr 14 mins into the programme if you missed the broadcast.
Tuesday, 21 June 2011
Tuesday, 5 April 2011
Wednesday, 23 March 2011
The UK's first Police Act was the Glasgow Police Act of 30 June 1800 which led to the establishment of the Glasgow Force. Another eleven Scottish cities and burghs established police forces under further individual police Acts of Parliament before Robert Peel's Metropolitan Police Force was established in London in 1829.
Alastair covered many major events in the development of the force from its inception in 1800 until its merger in 1975 with several other county forces in the west of Scotland to form Strathclyde Police.
Further details of the Glasgow Police Museum can be found at
Monday, 14 March 2011
Situated in the centre of Manchester, the National Co-operative Archive is home to a wide selection of records relating to the history of the global co-operative movement. The collections include rare books, periodicals, manuscripts, films, photographs and oral histories, and provide researchers with an unrivalled resource for the study of the development of the co-operative movement, from the initial ideas of the eighteenth century to the present day.
In January 2010 Gillian Lonergan, Head of Archive and Learning Resources at the Co-operative College, travelled to Galashiels to rescue some of the records of the societies that merged to form Lothian and Borders Co-operative Societ. A student from the Liverpool University Masters of Archive and Records Management course has been working in the archive to arrange and catalogue the records. The catalogue is now available to view online at http://archiveshub.ac.uk/search/record.html?recid=gb1499lbc
There is also a link from the National Co-operative Archive website.
The collection covers the period 1840-1944 and includes a wide range of records including photographs, correspondence, balance sheets, minutes and building records. One of the most interesting items is a poster advertising the opening of a second shop at Galashiels in June 1845 only six months after the Rochdale Pioneers opened their first store.
the Session House of St. Columba's Church, Largs. (Opposite Nardini's Cafe, at the bottom of Nelson Street),
on Wednesday 23rd March at 7-30pm.
The speaker will be Chris Paton and his subject will be" Researching Your Irish Ancestors"
Refreshments will be available after the talk.
Please contact Ann Gregory of Largs Family History Society if you wish to attend: email@example.com
Monday, 7 March 2011
Barbara is a Founder member of both Kilmarnock and District History Group and the Ayrshire Federation of Historical Societies. She is also a previous recipient of the John Strawhorn Quaich, which is awarded annually for outstanding contributions to local or family history in Ayrshire.
Barbara Graham MA MLitt M Phil
Take a biographical journey through the lives of famous women who made a significant contribution to history by defying convention and breaking new ground in literature, social reform, overseas missionary work and times of turmoil in their generation.
WHEN? : Tuesdays from 26 July 2011 Time 10.00 – 12.00 for 6 weeks
WHERE? : Room GH330, 3rd Floor, Graham Hills Building, 40 George Street, Glasgow
Sunday, 6 March 2011
Thursday 10th March speakers will now be - John Stevenson & Dan McKay giving a presentation on Strangs Foundry, Hurlford .
Thursday 14th April. Mrs Joyce Brown will be the speaker on Hamilton Palace.
Friday, 4 March 2011
South Ayrshire History Fair
4th June 2011, Walker Halls, Troon
Dr John Burnett, Curator of Scottish Ethnology, National Museums of Scotland,
"Glasgow Fair 1840 - 1914: Doon the watter to Ayrshire"
Tom Barclay, Local Studies Librarian, Souith Ayrshire Council,
"Glimpses of Dark Age Ayrshire 400 AD - 1100 AD: An overview of the evidence."
Dr Matthew Hammond, Lecturer in Scottish History, University of Edinburgh,
"South Ayrshire and the Paradox of Medieval Scotland database: Earldom, Abbey and Burgh in the Central Middle Ages."
George Geddes, Archaeological Investigator, RCAHMS, and co-author of "The Archaeological Landscape of Bute (RCAHMS, 2010),
"An Introduction to Ancient Bute."
Prices for the talks are £10 for the day.
Single talk tickets are also available priced £3 for one, or £5.00 for two.
There will also be a large range of stalls available from 9.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. These will include: Family History Societies, Local and National History Organisations and professional and commercial businesses.
There will also be a specialist Scottish bookshop present.
Admission to the stalls is free.
For more information contact:
South Ayrshire Local History Library 01292 272231
Wednesday, 2 March 2011
If you require more information on these excellent guided tours around Kilmarnock, please e-mail :-
Wednesday, 23 February 2011
Thursday, 17 February 2011
The AFHS annually produces a diary of all the talks taking place in Ayrshire which are arranged by its member organisations.
The diary for the early part of 2011 is reproduced below.
Ayrshire Federation of Historical Societies.
Diary for 2011 - February to May.
AA Arran Antiquarians. Meetings in Brodick Public Hall, Brodick, at 2 p.m.
AANHS Ayrshire Archaeological & Natural History Society. Meetings in Carnegie Library, Ayr, at 7.45 p.m.
*. This particular meeting will be held at the Citadel Leisure Centre, South Harbour Street, Ayr, at 7.45 p.m.
ASA Alloway & Southern Ayrshire Family History Society. Meetings in Alloway Church Halls, Alloway, at 7.45 p.m.
BHS Beith Historical Society. Meetings in lounge of the Eglinton Inn, Beith at 8.00 p.m.
CHS Cumbrae Historical Society. Meetings in Hiccups Lounge, Newton Bar, Millport at 7 p.m..
DHS Dundonald Historical Society. Meetings in Dundonald Castle Visitors Centre, Dundonald, at 7.30 p.m.
EAFHS East Ayrshire Family History Society. Meetings in Gateway Centre, Foregate Square, Kilmarnock, at 7.30 p.m.
FHS Joint Joint Meeting of Ayrshire Family History Societies. St Columba’s Church, Largs, at 7.45 p.m.
KCCS Kyle and Carrick Civic Society. Meetings in Loudoun Hall, Ayr, at 7.30 p.m.
KDHG Kilmarnock & District History Group. Meetings in Kilmarnock College at 7.30 p.m.
Largs HH LDHS Hakon Hakonsson Lecture. In Vikingar!, Largs at 8 p.m.
Largs Jt. Joint meeting of LDHS and LNAFHS. In St Columba’s Session House, Largs at 7.30 p.m.
LDHS Largs and District Historical Society. Meetings in Largs Museum at 7.30 p.m.
L(MS) LDHS, Marine Section. Meetings in Largs Museum at 7.30 p.m.
LNAFHS Largs & North Ayrshire Family History Society. Meetings in Largs Library, Allanpark Street, Largs at 7.30 p.m.
PHG Prestwick History Group. Meetings in 65 Club, Main Street, Prestwick, at 7.30 p.m.
SHS Stewarton & District Historical Society. Meetings in John Knox Church Hall, Stewarton, at 7.30 p.m.
SWT Scottish Wildlife Trust: Ayrshire Members’ Centre. Meetings in The Green Room, Auchincruive, Ayr, at 7.30 p.m.
TAFHS Troon @ Ayrshire Family History Society. Meetings in Portland Church Hall, South Beach, Troon, at 7.30 p.m.
WKCS West Kilbride Civic Society. Meetings in Community Centre, Corse Street, West Kilbride, at 7.30 p.m.
Thurs 3rd PHG David Rowan and Alisdair Cochrane - Posted in Prestwick
Mon 7th KCCS John Pelan - The Scottish Civic Trust
Mon 7th SHS I Dickson - The City of Petra
Tues 8th LNAFHS Mrs N Cameron - Wemyss Bay Station
Tues 8th KDHG KDHG Members - History on the Web
Thurs 10th EAFHS Valerie Campbell - Thomas McDougall Brisbane
Thurs 10th AANHS Gordon Stewart - Dundonald Castle
Mon 14th CHS Jim Walker - The Antonine Wall: Rome’s North West Frontier
Tues 15th ASA Brenda Kidd - History of St Andrews Ambulance
Tues 15th TAFHS Carolina Borwick - Blair Castle and its People
Tues 15th SWT Paula Baker - Alternative Lochwinnoch
Mon 21st LDHS James Brown - Crossraguel Abbey – Ayrshire’s Ancient French Connection
Tues 22nd WKCS Stanley Sarsfield - Mauchline Ware
Tues 22nd KDHG Sandra Liquorish - Fairlie House – Its Architects and Inhabitants
Thurs 24th AANHS Fraser Hunter - Romans in Scotland
Thurs 24th BHS Lesley Charlton - The Importance of Place
Thurs 3rd PHG Members - Pot Pourri
Mon 7th KCCS Edwin Lawrence - All the Fun of the Fair
Mon 7th SHS Bill McGregor - Trams and Buses, Part II
Tues 8th KDHG Graham Boyd - Kalliningrad
Thurs 10th AANHS* Ian Cornforth - Bats (Chiroptera)
Thurs 10th EAFHS Joyce Brown - Hamilton Palace
Mon 14th CHS Dugald Cameron - Scotland’s Aviation – From Pilcher to the Planets
Tues 15th TAFHS tbc
Tues 15th ASA Sheena Andrew - Auld Ayr
Tues 15th SWT Davy McCracken - Chough Stuff: Developing Chough Conservation Strategy in Scotland
Mon 21st LDHS Shirley Watson - The Scottish Battlefields as Cultural Artefact
Tues 22nd KDHG Alastair Dinsmore - The History of Glasgow Police
Wed 23rd FHS Joint Chris Paton - Researching Your Irish Ancestry
Tues 29th WKCS John Hume - Victorian Churches
Thurs 31st BHS Alex Grey - New Riverside Museum
Mon 4th SHS A Adamson Scottish Civic Trust – 20 years of Buildings at Risk
Thurs 7th PHG Jean Lockley and Graham Humphreys - Man’s Mark
Tues 12th TAFHS Sandra Liquorish - Fairlie House and its People
Tues 12th LNAFHS Donald Cameron - Street Names of Largs
Thurs 14th EAFHS John Stevenson and Daniel Mackay - Strang’s Foundry, Hurlford
Mon 18th CHS Pauline Hunter - The Hunters of Hunterston
Tues 19th SWT Scott Shanks - Small Blue Butterfly Reintroduction at Gailes Marsh
Tues 26th ASA John Hume - Victorian Churches in Ayrshire
Thurs 28th BHS Gerald Cummings - Old Roads of Ayrshire
Thurs 5th PHG Members - Blether of 2011
Mon 9th SHS David Clement - Local Place Names and their Origins, Part II.
Thurs 12th EAFHS Dane Love tbc
Tues 17th ASA Sheila and Andrew Dinwoodie - The Girvan – Boer War Connection
Friday, 11 February 2011
Comann Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba
Day conference and AGM – Saturday 7th May 2011
Walker Halls, South Beach Esplanade, Troon
10.30–11.00 Registration and coffee/tea
11.05–11.35 Rob Close, Ayrshire Federation of Historical Societies: There isn’t always an answer - Ayrshire Street and House Names.
11.35–12.15 Thomas Clancy, University of Glasgow: At St Meddan's Convenience: place-names of Troon and the surrounding area.
12.15-12.55 Terhi Nurminen, University of Newcastle: Hill-terms in the place-names of the historical counties of Northumberland and Durham
13.00–14.00 Buffet lunch (bookstall available)
14.00–14.35 AGM – reports, accounts and elections.
14.35–15.05 James Butler, University of Glasgow: The Places within the Texts: Onomastic Research and the Corpus of Modern Scottish Writing.
15.05–15.35 Alexander and Jennifer McKay: From the Needle's Ee to Hell's Lum: an exploration of some place-names around Troup Head, Banffshire.
15.35–16.15 Gilbert Márkus, University of Glasgow: From Goill to Gall-Ghàidheil - farm-names and language change on Bute.
1615 coffee/tea and biscuits then skail
The cost for the day will be £20, inclusive of conference, tea / coffee on arrival and departure, and buffet lunch. Full-time students £10. Book early!
If you would like to attend please complete the form below and send with a cheque for £20 (or £10) per person payable to SPNS, to Pete Drummond, 8 Academy Place, Coatbridge ML5 3AX by April 30th (although late bookings can usually be accepted). For late bookings after 1st May, phone Pete Drummond on 0776968 0293.
NOTE 1: Minutes of previous AGM will be posted on website from 1 May. If you would like hard copy, send SAE to SPNS Secretary, c/o SLD, 25 Buccleuch Place (basement), Edinburgh EH8 9LN.
NOTE 2: The Walker Halls are on sea-front c.400 m from Troon railway station.
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Wednesday, 9 February 2011
Graham demonstrated how to access the Historic Scotland and "Buildings at Risk" websites. He also briefly described how to access old pictures of Kilmarnock on the East Ayrshire Council site.
Members were given a lot of information in a relatively short time, but hopefully the handout supplied will enable them to have a look at some of the websites which were discussed.
Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 22 February at 7.30pm, when Sandra Liquorish will talk to us about her own home, "Fairlie House", which has some interesting Robert Burns connections.
You can see from the picture why it is known locally as "Fairlie Five Lums"!.
Tuesday, 8 February 2011
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Should you experience any difficulties, please e-mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org
We have also placed some useful links on the following KDHG page after the syllabus.
This will be expanded on as new links are recommended to us.
Monday, 7 February 2011
Kilmarnock & District History Grouphttp://www.kilmarnockhistory.co.uk/
KDHG Discussion Forum
National Archives of Scotlandhttp://www.nas.gov.uk/
National Archives of UKhttp://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/
A2A Access to Archives – England & Waleshttp://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a/
National Archives of Irelandhttp://www.nationalarchives.ie/
National Archives of USAhttp://www.archives.gov/
National Archives of Australiahttp://www.naa.gov.au/
National Library of Scotlandhttp://www.nls.uk/
Library of Congress USAhttp://www.loc.gov/index.html
Commonwealth War Graves Commissionhttp://www.cwgc.org/
Buildings at Riskhttp://www.buildingsatrisk.org.uk/BAR/
East Ayrshire Councilhttp://www.east-ayrshire.gov.uk/
Maps of Scotlandhttp://maps.nls.uk/
Google Art Projecthttp://www.googleartproject.com/
World Newspapers Onlinehttp://www.onlinenewspapers.com/
The Louvre Museum, Parishttp://www.louvre.fr/llv/commun/home.jsp?bmLocale=en
Wednesday, 2 February 2011
Kilmarnock &; District History Group Forum
Kilmarnock & District History Group Website
Wednesday, 26 January 2011
Sunday, 16 January 2011
Mr Donaldson then covered in some detail the recent renovation of the magnificent Kibble Palace.