July 2001
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Week of July 27th 2001

CASTLE FIRE DRAWS A CROWD

A DRAMATIC day in Maybole as smoke billows from the historic castle. And the townspeople gather in the High Street to watch the battle to save the building. Local history expert Davie Hunter says the fire occurred in 1919, when only very basic fire-fighting gear was at hand in the town.

Maybole groups can lap up computer training now! A lap top computer can be made available to local groups in Maybole.

A Maybole football team from 1895-96 proudly poses for the camera. And some of these lads may have played against the Rangers at Ibrox in a second round Scottish Cup tie on January 27, 1900.

Five energetic Maybole area pensioners - and a young helper - raised 421 for charity by staging a sponsored swin.

LOOKING BACK: 25 YEARS AGO: Fears that 750 redundancy threatened workers of Maybole builders Myles J. Callagahan won't get their wages and holiday pay are dismissed.
100 YEARS AGO: A serious gas explosion in Mr David Garry's house....

Maybole work uncovers house's skeleton. A horse skeleton was dup up in a Maybole back garden during improvements work at Dunlop Terrace.

Week of July 20th

A 1,000 grant from Ayrshire and Arran Health Board is helping to boost summer activities for young people in Maybole.

Maybole are again hunting a new manager after former boss Ward White did a u-turn and revealed he won't be returning to Ladywell Stadium.

Week of July 13th 2001

MAYBOLE OLYMPICS

There was an Olympic theme to a week of activities held for children in Maybole. All the town's churches worked together to stage the event in the Old Church Hall. France won a special prize for best wall decorations.
Hungary was an unusual choice, but the team never flagged. Maybole amigos: Spain was an interesting country to represent.
A Major new gap will appear in Maybole High Street, with the demolition of derelict buildings at Nos. 52 and 54.

Ministers swap pulpits. Residents in Maybole for the next month are the Rev. John Fraser and his wife Jill from Barrie, Ontario.
A distinguished career in environmental health spanning some 39 years came to an end on Friday when Jim Millar, Head of Environmental Health retired. Jim began his career with Ayr County Council in the Kilbirnie office and following spells in Kilwinning, Ayr and Troon he became Head of Environmental Health with Kyle and Carrick District Council in 1982. Jim retained that position with the South Ayrshire Council in 1996.
Golden couple back where it all started. Robert and Betty Dalgleish celebrated their golden wedding anniversary by returning to the very spot where they were married.

Maybole mates Sandy Campbell (right) and Harry Wright (centre) hand over their birthday cheque to Craigpark School head teacher Lorraine Stoddart, as pupils and staff look on.

Week of July 6th 2001

NICE ONE, NICOLA

Cairn Girl is the Town's Top Writer. Cairn Primary School pupil Nicola Docherty is this year's winner of the Jean Falconer Award. She collected the honour in the annual school literary competition in memory of the late journalist.

A State of the art computer suite has been officially launched in Maybole. Councillor Andy Hill logged into the new facility in Maybole Castle ....

There's nothing nicer than a walk in the park on a summer's day, thought Maybole's Tiddlers and Tadpoles.

Maybole home helps turned out in force to wish colleague Pat Webster all the best when she retired after 21 years' of service. The ladies got together for a farewell function where Pat was presented with gifts, including a superb bouquet.

Maybole Community Development Group held its AGM in Maybole Castle when chairman David Kiltie welcomed a wide range of representatives from community organisations in the town.

Maybole man Gerry Kelly celebrated his 75th birthday the other day - and the band played 'Believe it if You Like!' Maybole Pipe Band, that is.

LOOKING BACK: 25 Years Ago: Maybole Juniors have prospered since businessman Bill Russell, of Nether Auchendrane, Alloway, became involved ...

Carrick Sports Club held its 26th annual dance last Saturday when members were entertained by week-known comedian Clem Dane who stood in at the last moment ...

A Maybole team lined up against Rangers in the Scottish Cup, it has been confirmed. It was a second round match at Ibrox on January 27, 1900, and the Glasgow giants won 12-0.