South Ayrshire History and Family History Fair will be held on Saturday 7 June 2014
Want to explore your ancestry, but don’t know where to start? Fascinated by the past and wanting to learn more? Looking for something different to do at the weekend? Well look no further as South Ayrshire’s History Fair at the Walker Halls in Troon..
In addition to a full programme of informative talks featuring respected guest speakers. Between 9am and 4.30pm a number of stalls will also be attending offering advice and guidance on family history, tracing your roots, exploring local and national history as well as a specialist Scottish bookshop. Admission to the stalls is free.
Whether you’re interested in exploring your family roots or wanting to take a more specialised look at a particular topic, the History Fair – and the guest speakers – will help bring your interest to life.
Our Speakers for the day are:
Thomas Clancy, University of Glasgow
Language and land in 12th and 13th century Ayrshire: Place Names and Charters
Derek Alexander, National Trust for Scotland
Digging for a Victory: searching for the archaeology of Bannockburn
Tom Barclay, Local Studies Librarian, South Ayrshire Council
Ayrshire’s Great War: the local impact of the 1914-1918 Global Conflict
Alistair McEwan, Project Coordinator of Edinburgh’s War Project
‘Title to be confirmed. The subject will be the World War One enlistment of Scottish emigrants in the forces of their adopted countries, and the return of many of them to Scotland to enlist’
£10 Full Day
£5 Half Day
£3 for entry to individual talks
Admission to the stalls is FREE
History Fair Enquiries
If you have any enquiries that you have about the History Fair or would like to make a booking please do not hesitate to contact us. Please note: You can also download our booking forms online.
South Ayrshire History Fair,
Library HQ, John Pollock Centre, Mainholm Road,
Ayr KA8 0QD
Tel: 01292 294320 or 294303 Fax: 01292 619019
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