There are a couple of new exhibitions at Girvan’s McKechnie Institute available for you to explore.
Firstly, a poignant World War One exhibition displays Carrick’s Great War Stories, showing people from this area’s involvement during the war of 1914-18.
Ian Jones has researched names engraved on a memorial board at the now demolished St John’s church and these names can be seen in the former ‘library room’ of the McKechnie along with notes, photgraphs and texts. In the ‘Pillar’ room , uniforms and weaponary can also be found.
The ‘Library’ room is also showcasing an A3 wall of text regarding the history of Girvan shops up until the early 1960’s as part of a long term project by Shirley McBride.
You can have a seat and read more information about the past shops in Girvan via A4 size booklets.
Feel free to add any shops that have been forgotten and your own memories and experiences of these shops with a name and contact number to the visitor book. Shirley will be having a ‘Blether and Coffee’ session on Saturday 17 October at the McKechnie from 1pm-3.30pm. All welcome.
The McKechnie is open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 1-4pm, Wednesday 1.30-4.30pm and Saturday 10.30am-4pm. Closed Sunday and Monday.