September 2001
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Week of September 28th 2001

Can you spot yourself in this sea of faces? Chances are, if you were a young Carrick Academy pupil in the early 1960s. you'll feature here. The remarkable photograph was taken by late maths teacher James Fulton. OVER the next 10 weeks, Carrick Academy will play host to several Chinese visitors who are looking at various aspects of education in Scotland.

IS there a need for a Gardenrose Tenants and Residents Association in Maybole? Do the people in the area care enough to get together to tackle issues of concern to the area? THE next speaker in Maybole Historical Society's programme will be Hew Pritchard of the Ayrshire Archives.

Legion charity at home with Hollybush. Cash raised in Maybole's High Street charity shop has gone to Hollybush Hose for ex-servicemen and women. Maybole branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland gifted 200 from their week's proceeds in the shop.



Golf Club Drives on After 20 Years. This year the Carrick Speakers Golf Club celebrates its 20th anniversary, and those who have been part of the club from the beginning are wondering where the years have gone!
Ex-Carrick minister defends freedom. Full text here.
Around the Carrick clubs in brief.

Week of September 21st 2001

Murray takes 'Maiboil' to Girvan Club. Maybole history buff Murray Cook takes his great passion to Carrick's other main town when he guests at Girvan and District History Society. And there is sure to be some good-natured banter before and after Murray's talk, titled 'At the Citie of Maiboll'.

This week the September holiday, marks the 20th anniversary of the first visit to Maybole by visitors from the French town of Crosne.

Members of The Tackety Bit Hillwalkers have had a busy few weeks and on Saturday, August 25, they headed for Arrochar to climb Beinn Narnain ...

Hanging baskets prove to be a big success.

A Ladies' lunch in Maybole Town Hall raised a magnificent 1,500 for Action Research.

Week of September 14th 2001

Cooking with Gas - so the Minister was Speechless! The Rev. Dave Whiteman expected to say a few words of welcome at the start of his church fete. But he had forgotten the bottle of gas to power the barbecue, and had to dash off to collect it.

Abigail puts on a pretty face. Abigail Snedden had a decision to make in Maybole on Saturday. What kind of face should she put on for the world?

Cook's history tour of Maybole. Weel-Kent historian Murray Cook prepares to kick off the 2001-2 session of Maybole Historical Society.

New crossing in prospect for Carrick Academy. A survey is taking place into providing a pedestrian crossing on the A77 outside Carrick Academy in Maybole.

100 wish Canon a happy 80th. A buffet lunch was held last week to celebrate the 80th birthday of Girvan's popular parish priest, Canon Eugene Mathews.

Sports Club sets out a programme of music. Carrick Sports Club in Maybole is set to swing into Autumn with a series of Saturday night functions.

Janice has boost in store for charity. Running the Glasgow Half Marathon in less than two hours helped Janice McKellar raise 250 ...

Alpha with supper. Maybole's second Alpha Course starts with an Alpha Supper on Monday in the Welltrees Inn. (7pm). And this is followed by a series of Monday evening meetings from October 1 to December 3.

2,500 from cuppas. The recent afternoon tea held in Maybole Town Hall...

Project's youth role. The Over the Rainbow project has a new initiative in Maybole on Youth Issues.

Party puts on a new show. the place to be this Friday (September 14) is Maybole Town Hall ...

Special November 11 services planned in Maybole. Traditionally, two services of Remembrance are staged in Maybole in November - at the Greenside on the 11th and at the war memorial on National Remembrance Sunday. This year, however, Remembrance Sunday is November 11.

Week of September 7th, 2001

Ailsa Craig granite will be used to make the curling stones for the next Winter Olympics -

Maybole Amateur Swimming Club has re-opened for the 2001/02 session.

Par Five Gowf Club held its fourth annual open competition over Maybole Golf Course.

Maybole AFC have two new strips, courtesy of sponsor Maxie Millar of the Cassillis Hotel.

More IT classes. Autumn classes in the computer suite at Carrick Academy include more of the popular beginners' classes on Tuesdays, from October 2.

Alpha on course again in Maybole. It's Alpha time again! The courses run by Maybole Council of Churches proved so successful last year that some of the 20 members are returning to help get the new session up and running.

Fete time at church. Maybole Old Church members are holding a fete this Saturday (10am start) in the church grounds ...

Club's winter agenda. Maybole Youth Club members had a busy summer and are geared up for the winter session in Carrick Academy Community Wing.

New sights on site. August statistics for the website indicate it is still attracting more than 200,000 page hits a month.

Our Maybole readers have journeyed once again to the recesses of their memories. And they have put names to the faces in this picture of Cairn Primary Staff...

Looking Back: 100 Years Ago: A grand concert of vocal and instrumental music is held in Maybole public park in aid of burgh band funds.