Kilbirnie / North Ayrshire, Uncategorized

Glengarnock Steel Works Staff Magazine 1922 – James McGinley

Profile on James McGinley, moved to Glengarnock from Coatbridge.

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Surnames: Henderson, Hynd, Martin, Aiton, McGinley, Anderson, Morrison, Barclay, Dumphy,  Richardson, Connell, Busby, McBride, Robertson, Wood, Ramsay, Stewart, McBlane,  Baxter, Reid, Clifford, Vann. (Please check for further names)

20190803_161430Poem by George Robertson,  Glengarnock

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Kilbirnie / North Ayrshire, Uncategorized

Hamilton McQueen – Glengarnock Steel Works

Extract from Colvilles Staff Magazine, 1921, (two pages) other names mentioned, An´ra MacDougall, Robert Breckenridge, PA Abernethy, E. Sharp, Avil´s Cottage, Ed Kerr, W Anderson, John Drysdale, GP West, Robert Ferguson, James McArthur, John Busby, Andrew Millar, James Millar, John McGhie, Hugh Aitken, James Robertson,  James MacBride, John MacBride,  Irvine Clifford, Hugh Blue, Alex McMurray, Robert Irvine, (there are other pictures of him around Kilbirnie and his work with the Salvation Army, if its the same person) John Colville, David Colville,

Hamilton McQueen

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catholic, Kilbirnie / North Ayrshire, photos/images/video, Uncategorized

St Brigids Church History 1862-1962 #kilbirnie #northayrshire @bridgetprimary

please click here for the document (PDF)

This 26 page document produced in 1962 looks at Catholicism on the west coast of Scotland and details how the  Church in Kilbirnie came to be  opened in 1862. It contains a photo of the first priest  ( I already posted his death certificate on this blog) as well as the  surnames of all of the first Catholic families to worship in the Church which is very good for genealogy researchers.  It gives a rare glimpse of Catholic life on the west coast of Scotland and also talks about the opening of the school as well as other Churches in the area.

 

 

 

 

Kilbirnie / North Ayrshire, photos/images/video

William Rabey´s Reading Room #northayrshire #northayrshirelibraries #glengarnock

The first ever library in North Ayrshire was opened at the Steel Works by Robert Rabey, here we can see him with the founding Elders of the Hebron Hall Glengarnock

L-R Montgomery Barclay, William Rabey, Charlie Loughlin and John Peebles

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