Remembrance and Armistice Days 2002
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Parade to Maybole War Memorial

Carrick remembered its war dead in poignant services and tributes held across the area. Royal British Legion Scotland branches in Maybole and Girvan led the homage in the two main towns. But many groups and individuals in the community joined with the ex-servicemen to pay their respects. Remembrance in Maybole began with with a Sunday service in the West Kirk, conducted by Rev Tom Bogle. Maybole Pipe Band then led a parade to the war memorial where wreaths were laid, and the service was led by Mr Bogle and Fr Jim Hayes. Pipe Major Gavin Nicol played the lament, and George Taylor recited Binyon's immortal lines of remembrance "They shall not grow old..." There was a further service at Maybole's Greenside on Monday, when the traditional Armistice Day homage was observed at the eleventh hour. Ayrshire Post November 15th 2002

Maybole War Memorial

Maybole War Memorial

Maybole Greenside

Maybole Greenside

Legionís double boost for OAPs MAYBOLE branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland has handed over cheques of £100 each to a pair of Maybole organisations ó Opportunities in Retirement and the OAP Association. Pearl Barton, a member of both groups, received the cheques and thanked the Legion men for their generosity. The cash will help provide treats when the OiR holds its Christmas dinner on Friday, December 6; and when OAP Association members go to see the panto Aladdin on Wednesday, December 11. Names are being taken for the OiR dinner today (Thursday) at the town hall between 11am and 12 noon. The OiR also thanked Billy Kenny for the help he gave with a prize bingo event. Meanwhile, names for the panto will be taken at the town hall on Thursday, November 21, between 11am and 12 noon.