An extract from a scrapbook of poems compiled by Mary Macrae for World Poetry Day. Reference ATD50/2
Trinity Church, Irvine c 1955. Reference CO3/17/1/49/1
We hope rugby fans enjoy the final round of this years Six Nations Tournament! Here’s a photograph of the Ayr Academy 2nd XV team 1946-1947. Accession 10/30
As we approach the last weekend of the Six Nations Tournament, here’s some notes on Kilmarnock Academy’s rugby team performance for the season 1952-1953. Reference GB052/1
In the run-up to the final round of this years Six Nations Tournament, here’s a photograph of the Spier’s School rugby XV team from Beith in 1945.
Today is #InternationalWomensDay and we are taking a glimpse into the life of Bridget Scullion, an example of what the life of ordinary women of the 19th century could be like. Bridget was married on 14 September 1852, but her husband was killed just two months later in November 1852. Years passed and Bridget had one lawful and two illegitimate children by 1 March 1861 when she applied to Stevenston Parochial Board for poor relief. She was granted 2/ weekly but by April this was reduced. Bridget also applied to Ardrossan Parochial Board, Ardrossan being her husband’s residential settlement before his death. In May applications to both Stevenston and Ardrossan were refused. As both parishes would not take responsibility, by 3 August 1861 she was ordered to be removed to Ireland, no longer chargeable to either parish. Another unfortunate twist to her story is that by 4 July 1862 Widow Scullion was in prison, her three children who were being looked after by another family in Quay Street Saltcoats were allowed 5/ weekly until their mother returned. This information was compiled from our poor relief records.
This International Women’s Day we are thinking of unheard stories of women of the past and present #IWD2019
Not great at flipping pancakes? Why not try a ‘Flavorite Recipe’ for baked apple pancakes instead this Shrove Tuesday! Accession 261
In honour of Saint David’s Day here is a menu and programme for a meal held at the Eglinton Arms, Ardrossan 1938. Any Welsh speakers know what was on the menu? 🏴
The Welcome Café on the Corner of Ayr Road and Glaisnock Street, Cumnock c 1965. Reference CO3/17/1/22/1
Today we are celebrating the release of our new Kilmarnock Academy catalogue. This collection contains a wide variety of records from school log books, to admission registers, pupil record cards and school magazines. This is one of the most extensive school collections we hold at Ayrshire Archives, with the records in this collection extending from 1876 until 2018. An additional 341 items has been added to this catalogue and are now available to researchers for the first time. These records are held at the Burns Monument Centre in Kilmarnock, should you wish to view any of the records within this collection, please contact us.