Friday, 13 May 2011

Boer War talk in Girvan

From Alloway and South Ayrshire Family History Society:

“Boer War Talk - McKechnic Institute Girvan ”

Alloway & Southern Ayrshire Family History Society is holding its next meeting in Girvan on Tuesday evening the 17th May 2011, 7.30 pm for 7.45 pm.

The guest speakers Andrew & Sheila Dinwoodie, will speak on Girvan’s Boer war connection. A memorial cross in Doune Cemetary commemorates 10 young Girvan men who died in the Boer war.

Through visiting Zulu and Boer War battlegrounds, they have found out more about the Girvan soldiers.

The cross bears the crest of the 2nd Volunteer Battalion of the Royal Scot Fusiliers.

A small charge of £1.50 for visitors includes a light refreshment.

(With thanks to Barbara Finlay)


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