Steam ahead at Du­naskin

Ayrshire Post - - MEMORY LANE - Stephen Hous­ton

The Scot­tish In­dus­trial Rail­way Cen­tre at Du­naskin has recorded its best ever sea­son since be­ing es­tab­lished more than ten years ago.

Op­er­ated by the Ayr­shire Rail­way Preser­va­tion Group, vis­i­tor num­bers are up three per­cent, on last year.

The Group con­sid­ers this as an im­por­tant con­sol­i­da­tion on pre­vi­ous sea­sons, es­pe­cially con­sid­er­ing the rather poor sum­mer weather this year.

The fi­nal Steam Day of the year was al­most a wash out, with num­bers on the last Sun­day of Septem­ber well down on the same day last year, a re­flec­tion of the weather con­di­tions on the day. Ayr and Prest­wick Lions Club have helped a vi­tal club to keep up their great work.

The Phys­i­cally Hand­i­capped and Able Bod­ied Club of­fers an op­por­tu­nity for mem­bers with a range of dis­abil­i­ties to so­cialise.

Peo­ple visit from as far as Gir­van for their

Group Chair­man Archie Thom said: “We are de­lighted to have wel­comed so many vis­i­tors to Du­naskin this year, more than at any time since we set up on the site of the for­mer Dalmelling­ton Iron Com­pany.

“2017 has been another good year for us, with vis­i­tor sat­is­fac­tion at an all time high.” weekly meet­ings at Lochside Com­mu­nity Cen­tre in Ayr, and the money raised by the Lions will go to­wards the hire of their minibus and driver.

Lion Eleanor Danks pre­sented the cheque to PHAB com­mit­tee mem­bers Bar­bara Mul­li­gan and Gil­mour Deans.

Cash boost Lion Eleanor Danks pre­sented the cheque to PHAB com­mit­tee mem­bers Bar­bara Mul­li­gan and Gil­mour Deans

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