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by kennethm
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pollok House, National Trust for Scotland
Replies: 1
Views: 153

Pollok House, National Trust for Scotland

Hello everyone, I am a volunteer oral history interviewer at Pollok House, National Trust for Scotland and we have just begun a new Oral History Project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. We're trying to reach people with a historical or ancestral connection with Pollok House or the Estate and ...
by kennethm
Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making a local history film
Replies: 0
Views: 178

Making a local history film

Eaglesham History Society has decided to make a heritage/history film about Eaglesham. We've heard from Heritage Lottery Funding (HLF) that it's just the kind of thing that they'd support. We thought the film could include the history of the village and parish, the establishment of the planned villa...
by kennethm
Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone know anything about Eaglesham?
Replies: 178
Views: 9398

Re: Anoyone know anything about Eaglesham?

Hi Carol, I recently discovered that there are two Garden Cottages in Montgomery Square! The original is indeed at no. 3 but the other at no. 7 was renamed Garden Cottage later in the 20th century. Montgomery Square used to be known as High Street and and thought to have been renamed some time after...
by kennethm
Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone know anything about Eaglesham?
Replies: 178
Views: 9398

Re: Anyone know anything about Eaglesham?

Thanks for sharing your great memories with us. I don't know if there's a connection here but Eaglesham History Society has a letter dated 28th October 1947 addressed to Miss M McDermid at 2 Montgomery Street 1947. The letter is regarding an addition to the Coal Distribution Order 1941 to controlled...
by kennethm
Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Local history groups
Replies: 12
Views: 1239

Re: Local history groups

Thanks Alan for your kind words. We held our first meeting of the newly established Eaglesham History Society this evening. Sixty-four keen and enthusiastic folk came along to the Eglinton Arms Hotel to hear the Society's president, historian Bill Niven gave a fascinating talk about 'Two planned com...
by kennethm
Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pumphill in Carmunnock
Replies: 18
Views: 854

Re: Pumphill in Carmunnock

Not sure if this is article in the Glasgow Herald is useful or not:

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=FA ... nock&hl=en

Best,

Kenneth
by kennethm
Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone know anything about Eaglesham?
Replies: 178
Views: 9398

Re: Anyone know anything about Eaglesham?

For anyone interested, Eaglesham is featured on episode 2 of BBC's new series, 'How We Won the War'. Mon 1st October, 6.30 p.m. BBC2.

All the best,

Kenneth
by kennethm
Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Local history groups
Replies: 12
Views: 1239

Re: Local history groups

Anyone got a hardhat?

There was a big bang and my house shook!

...then a shower of rock.
by kennethm
Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Local history groups
Replies: 12
Views: 1239

Re: Local history groups

Plans are advancing to form a history society in Eaglesham. Hoping to hold an open meeting with an illustrated talk towards the end of September.

Best wishes,

Kenneth
by kennethm
Wed May 09, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Local history groups
Replies: 12
Views: 1239

Re: Local history groups

Many thanks Russell and Alan for your words of encouragement and suggestions. We're looking forward to getting a local group established - going to get our launch meeting organised and use the months ahead to promote the idea. We've got the support of the Eaglesham and Waterfoot Community Developmen...