Our snapshot of the archives continued this week with a Christmas theme. On exhibition this Tuesday was Ayr Poorhouse Minute Book dating from 1756 which provided an insight into the lives of the destitute and poor during the festive period. This is in stark contrast to how holidays are celebrated today. Take a look at the photographic images below for a glimpse at this interesting extract of the past.


BA/6/1/1 Page view of Ayr Poorhouse Minute Book 1756


Description of page from Ayr Poorhouse Minute Book 1756