Auchencairn History
OCTOBER FLOODS HIT VILLAGE PARKS PDF Print E-mail

Heavy rain on 10th October 08 wreaked havoc in the Play Park, Recreation Ground and Millenium Garden. The Auchencairn Burn in spate, first overflowed the bank just below the road bridge and diverted through the Play Park and across the Recreation Ground. It then overtopped the footbridge, which then being blocked by floating debris, diverted it through the Millenium Garden.
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Turtles in the submerged sandpit
 

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MASON Sheila PDF Print E-mail
Mrs Sheila MASON (nee Spooner), resident of both Australia and New Zealand writing to the Website Editor in May 2008 with her memories of visits to Auchencairn.Image 
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JACK MARTIN - Obituary PDF Print E-mail


Our village community was deeply saddened to learn that Jack Martin had died on 21st September 2008 after a short illness. Jack was born in the village in 1952. He was well known as Chairman of the Community Council and organiser of the annual Flower and Vegetable Show. His crowning achievement in the village was the establishment of its Millennium Garden. Jack will be sadly missed by us all.
See below for eulogy from funeral service by Community Council Vice Chairman Jim McCrae.

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CELEBRATING HEUGHAN PDF Print E-mail

The Auchencairn Initiative building, has been named ‘Heughan House’ in commemoration of the blacksmith, Joseph Heughan, and his son Robert, both well known in their time for their contributions to local life. A descriptive plaque was unveiled on behalf of the community by Robert Caldow.

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CHURCH GUILD FUND RAISING SUCCESS PDF Print E-mail
Another great Soup & Sweet event
held by Auchencairn and Rerrick Church
Guild.
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Davie Gordon - sign writer & sweet muncher
 
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On Wednesday 16th July the members of Auchencairn and Rerrick Church Guild held their annual major fund raising event in the Murray Hall, Auchencairn.
To call it simply a 'Soup and Sweet' seemed somehow not to do justice to the cornucopia of goodies on offer, all of which were home made and donated by the Guild members.
Entry by pre-purchased tickets or cash at the door allowed the visitor to eat as much as they wished and wash it down with tea, coffee or fruit flavoured drinks.The serving tables fairly groaned under the weight of the delightful and varied soups, that were eagerly devoured and followed by a lovely selection of sweets, some of which were even suited to those watching their calorie count. In truth most people seemed to forget waistline issues for a time and just revel in the experience.
A sales tables of bric-a-brac, home baking and fresh garden produce proved to be very popular, with little but a few crumbs left for disposal.
Guild President Trish Dawson speaking afterwards said "This was a tremendously enjoyable and successful event, resulting from a huge amount of hard work done by members and their families, involved in the preparation, presentation and service. A decision will be made later as to which local charitable projects may benefit from donations arising from over £650 that we have raised today. A big 'thank you' must again be said to all who supported us by their attendance."
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Fund Raising Success for Youth Club PDF Print E-mail


The Youth Club Duck Race and Barbecue raised approx £350 for funds and will see the club off to a good start in the Autumn.

The winners were:

1: Hugh Sturrock
2. Aloma Marshall
3.Willie Wight

The booby prize for the lazy duck home went to Tom Walkinshaw.

It was a lovely evening, finished off with a game of rounders organised by Will Marshall. Thanks to everyone who helped, especially Yvonne, Will and Phoebe who pulled it all together. A great effort!

  The end of term ceilidh was also a great success with dances, songs and music from the Primary School Band as well as the Senior Band a.k.a. Jig n Pokery!

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