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Final lecture of session and AGM

The final meeting of this session takes place on Tuesday 14th March when Ross McGregor will talk about The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.The AGM will take place prior to the talk.7.30pm at Ayrshire College, Hill Street, Kilmarnock...

Tonight's talk - venue details

Please remember that tonight's talk will be held at the Park Hotel, Rugby Park, Kilmarnock at 7.30pm...

Facebook page - Pictures of Old Kilmarnock

At this week's meeting we made reference to an interesting Facebook page - Pictures of Old Kilmarnock.This can be found HERE...

Tuesday 31st January - change of meeting room

This week's meeting is our 'Member's Night' when we will be providing updates on various community programmes and having a brief talk on vintage cars.The usual venue, the Open Space, is required for an awards function. We will therefore be meeting elsewhere in the college. Committee members will be...

Please remember - there is a talk this Tuesday (17th Jan) at 7.30pm

Lecture Programme 2016-17...

Upcoming Lectures

Our next lecture takes place at 7.30pm on Tuesday 10th January when Ben Shepherd will talk about 'The German Army in World War II - and why it lasted so long'Please note - the second lecture of 2017 is on 17th January. A bit like the Leap Second applied at midnight on Hogmanay, we have had to s...

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all our members and friends.We are now half way through this session's talks and have settled into our new home at the brand new Kilmarnock Campus of Ayrshire College. The new facility is quite different to the old lecture hall in Holehouse Road but we seem to have become used...

Pupils WW1 Railway Station Project

Please click the link for news on the wonderful WW1 project at Kilmarnock Railway StationWW1 Exhibition News...

Remember, remember the 1st of November - new venue....

Please remember that we are having the first meeting in our new home at the Hill Street campus of Ayrshire College this Tuesday.The lecture room is on the ground floor behind the main reception area. Committee members will be on hand to guide you....

Important Notice - Change of Venue on Tuesday 18 October.

Please note that our second meeting of the session will NOT now take place in the Holehouse Road Campus of Ayrshire College.  Because of the "flitting" to the new Campus on Hill Street, we have had to relocate for one week to the Dean Suite of the Park Hotel at Rugby Park, Kilmarnock.The meetin...

Opening Night Has Arrived

Tonight is the first talk of the 2016-2017 session.  It will take place in the Lecture Theatre of Kilmarnock Campus, Ayrshire College and begins at 7.30pm.Membership fees can be paid at the College from around 7pm.Our first speaker is Ian Matheson who has spoken to us on many occasions.  I...

EAC History & Heritage WW1 Project update

Please click Here for an update on the project....

New lecture season begins Tuesday 4th October 2016

A quick reminder that the new lecture season begins on Tuesday 4th October. We will be meeting at the old college this week as the new campus is being given its final touches.The first talk is by Ian Mathieson and called '19th Century Nationalism'.Subscriptions will be collected before the first few...

EAC History & Heritage WW1 Project with local primary schools.

It was great to drop in to see the local pupils from Kilmaurs, Annanhill, Crosshouse and Gargieston Primary Schools working on the WW1 project in the Creative Spaces room at Kilmarnock Station today.The level of research the children have undertaken and the quality of work they are producing is quit...

2016-17 Lecture programme in place

Details can be found HERE...

AGM - 15 March 2016

Members please note that the AGM will take place at 7.30 on Tuesday 15th March prior to our final talk of the session....

The Story of Shanks & Co - Thursday 10th March

As part of Scottish Local History Week there will be an exhibition telling the story of Shanks & Co at Barrhead Foundry 1pm - 7.30pm on 10th March.This is of interest locally given the Shanks factory at Longpark in Kilmarnock.The exhibition includes a photographic display, films from 1970s and 8...

1 March 2016 - Old Ayrshire Farming

Tonight's talk is Old Ayrshire Farming - delivered by John Stevenson.7.30pm in the Lecture Hall at Ayrshire College, Kilmarnock Campus...

Ayrshire College - New Kilmarnock Campus

KDHG office bearers Stuart, Graham and Gary recently toured the new Kilmarnock Campus of Ayrshire College.Although very much a building site, the building is nearing completion and will be ready to welcome student in September this year.It is hard to believe that the building is not significantly di...

Quintinshill Disaster - 1915

Our speaker on Tuesday 19 February 2016 is Robin Nelson, a native of Falkirk now resident in Troon.Robin is well qualified to speak to us about this terrible railway disaster, having spent a career in the employ of British Railways and more specifically in the Signal and Telecommunications Engineeri...

Battle of the Somme - Note Change of Venue

The Battle of the Somme took place between 1 July and 18 November 1916 on either side of the River Somme in northern France. It was one of the  largest confrontations of World War I, in which more than 1,000,000 men were wounded or killed, making it one of the bloodiest battles in human history...

Important - Change of Venue Tuesday 5 January 2016

The Kilmarnock Campus of Ayrshire College will be closed this evening (5 January 2016). Consequently tonight's meeting of Kilmarnock and District History Group has been relocated to New Laigh Kirk Hall in John Finnie Street.Please pass on this message to any members you know who may not have IT link...

The Ayrshire Experience of Gallipoli

Our final speaker, before the Christmas break, is Tom Barclay.  Tom is, I'm sure, well known to many of you and has certainly assisted many of our members in their local and family history researches.Tom is the Local History Librarian at the Carnegie Library in Ayr and has an extensive knowledg...

Glasgow - Mapping the City

If you like maps then tonight's talk is for you.  Our speaker, John Moore is a specialist on Scottish cartography and  is currently Collections Manager at Glasgow University Library.John's latest book, Glasgow: Mapping the City,  explores howGlasgow has changed over the last 500 year...

Lest we Forget - Gargieston Primary School

Congratulations to everyone at Gargieston Primary School, Kilmarnock who were in any capacity involved in the recent production of their play entitled "Lest we Forget".The play highlighted the activities in Kilmarnock during World War II and in particular some of the events that took place in Gramma...


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