Thursday, 28 March 2013
Saturday, 23 March 2013
Thursday, 21 March 2013
Tuesday, 19 March 2013
Friday, 15 March 2013
Thursday, 14 March 2013
Wednesday, 13 March 2013
Tuesday, 12 March 2013
When I was a kid living on a spur of Glebe Road in Beith we
listened in wonder to the story of the train that failed to stop
in the station (which was below us) and went right across
Someone in Beith found this newspaper cutting and this is
the first time I've seen a photo of the event. It was in 1950.
Wonder how they moved it.
Friday, 8 March 2013
This is Beith Town House. Part of the building is now a museum
run by volunteers. There are only two small rooms but they put on
exhibitions. The one that has just finished was an exhibition of
photographs of transport in the town. Part of the permanent collection
is the flag above. This is an old wood block print flag. There was, for
many years, a wood block print flag making business in Lochwinnoch.
In all probability it was made there. As for the age of the flag...I don't
know but it has to be a couple of hundred years old.
The Town House museum is open on Tuesdays and Saturday mornings.
Wednesday, 6 March 2013
This is the 'Auld Kirk' in Beith in Ayrshire. Dating from the
mid eighteenth century the Kirk was more extensive than it is
now. The most celebrated of its ministers was one John
Witherspoon who was in Beith from 1745-1758. In 1768
Witherspoon moved with his family to Princeton where he
became President of the Presbyterian College of New Jersey.
In 1776 he was one of those who signed the American
Declaration of Independence. The only minister to do so.