VE Day in Ayr 1945

Rumours of the surrender of Nazi Germany on Monday 7th May 1945 were confirmed in the evening when BBC radio announced that the surrender had been signed and would come into force early the next day. Tuesday 8th May was to be celebrated as Victory in Europe Day. Work on the decoration of Ayr’s streets […]

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Look Who’s Coming to the Fair

History on Your Doorstep: History and Family History Fair Saturday 15 June, 9am – 4pm There’s only a week to go until our History on Your Doorstep event at Ayr’s Carnegie Library.  Not only do we have a fantastic line up of speakers, but we also have a variety of stalls that include Family History Societies […]

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History on your Doorstep 2019

Save the Date. New Event! New Location! History on your Doorstep 2019 History & Family History Fair Come along to what promises to be an exciting new event. Our long-standing History Fair has moved to your Doorstep! Saturday 15th June 2019, Carnegie Library, Ayr We have a new location and new additions. During the day we […]

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Ayr’s Newfoundland Heritage

Come along to find out more about the Newfoundland Regiment’s experiences in WW1, and their time spent in Ayr, as the teams from South Ayrshire Libraries & Museum service and the Remembering Auld Ayr Facebook Group come together to share to host their first-ever joint event! Together we will share the Newfoundlander’s stories through film, […]

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News of Peace comes to Ayrshire 1918

In towns throughout Ayrshire, the arrival of news on Monday 11th November 1918 that an armistice to end the Great War had been signed with Germany brought crowds onto the streets. Workplaces and schools declared a holiday, bells were rung, and churches hastily organised thanksgiving services. Events in Troon were typical, as reported by the […]

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