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Part of History Week 2002   Wed. 8th – Sat. 11th May

Castle of Maybole, engraving by W. W. Bartlett

From “Scotland Illustrated” by W. Beattie, 1838

Co-ordinated by

Maybole Historical Society

Please send all communications to:

Dave Killicoat


Maybole Historical Society

15F Campbell Court



Tel.: 07713 309450

E-mail :

Wednesday and Thursday 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. and Friday 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

v  Exhibitions by Ayrshire Archives and South Ayrshire Museums Council in the Council Chambers

v  Display of Old Photographs of  Maybole

v  Talks and Workshops on Local and Family History  including the use of computers and the internet

v  Displays and activities in the library

v  Illustrated talks on the Natural History of Carrick

v  Information and displays in the Community Development Office

v  Displays and activities throughout the town

(full programme available soon)

SATURDAY 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.                            MAYBOLE TOWN HALL


~  Displays by the Archives and Museums Services  ~  Historical Societies  ~  Family History Societies  ~  LDS Family

History Centre  ~  Craft sales and demonstrations  ~  Book Sales  ~  Refreshments  ~

SUNDAY 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.



As part of History Week 2002 which runs from 4th – 12th May, Maybole Historical Society are going to organize several events, all with a historical theme, in order to promote the history of Maybole and the surrounding parishes and also to provide an attraction which will bring visitors to the town both during history week and in the following months.


The events which are already being planned include demonstrations, photographic displays, workshops including “Finding History on the Net”, “Tracing your Family History” and “Walking Maybole”, special publications showing the development of Maybole especially during the second half of the 19th century,  and the culmination of the four days will take the form of a grand History Fair in Maybole Town Hall on Saturday 11th May 2002.  Further details of events will be available on both the Maybole website above and the official History Week website at


A Heritage Lottery Fund grant has been applied for by the Society in order to defray some of the expenses and provide additional equipment, which will be used to increase the history, and family history resources available in Maybole after the events are finished.


The Historical Society are hopeful that the whole community will benefit from these efforts and we are also very hopeful that everyone will participate in some form or another, either by helping or by attending one of the workshops or demonstrations.  It would be wonderful if we could turn Maybole in to some form of “Beamish” for a couple of days but this is far beyond our wildest expectations.  Some suggestions have already been made as to how businesses, schoolchildren and others might become involved by helping to reconstruct events from Maybole’s past. 


What we would really like are your suggestions as to how we might all come together and provide a short spectacular to show the history of Maybole and Carrick at its best.  With this in mind, this letter is being sent to all local members of national and local government, the Ayrshire archives, museums and educational services departments, the business and community associations and schools, and we would appreciate if you would let us know if you are willing to participate - and also if you have any ideas we might use.