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Fascinating tale at history society meeting

For Girvan History Society’s first meeting of the year Jean Brittain will be our guest and will tell the fascinating history of Hugh Kennedy of Ardstinchar.

Friar Hew the builder of the castle in Ballantrae had a remarkable life, long after he was Joan of Arc’s Scottish Captain, he was French Ambassador to Scotland, dispatched to fetch a princess to marry the Dauphin, which proved to be a very dangerous mission.

He was responsible for the fleet’s departure from Dumbarton and all the security which had to be implemented.

Priest, soldier, pillager, diplomat, counsellor to kings, Archdeacon of St. Andrews and mentioned in the birth of Scottish golf. You could not write a more colourful fictional story!

Entrance: Members £1, non-Members £2, this includes a cup of tea and a biscuit. All interested parties made most welcome.

The talk takes place at the McKechnie Institute, Dalrymple Street, Girvan on Thursday 23rd January.

 

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