From the archives of the Ayrshire Post
25 YEARS AGO
Good news and bad news comes from St Nicholas Church Boys’ Brigade.
The good news is that numbers in all sections have increased.
The bad news is that the present leadership is under pressure.
The area needing assistance is the Junior Section, where a male helper and a pianist are required.
The Company Section also needs helpers for a range of activities including physical, outdoor and hobbies.
The South Church Jumble Sale raised £ 296.68 for the Sunday school and Christian Aid.
50 YEARS AGO
The Curtecan Burn on the Belleisle Estate in Ayr has become such a threat to the 15th and 16th holes of the Seaside Golf links that its course is to be altered.
It was explained to Ayr Parks Committee on Monday that the stream continues to gouge into the banks and the erosion on the course is threatening to get worse.
A mechanical digger will be used to reduce the elbow of the stream to a more gentle curve.
This will preserve the 15th green and the 16th tee.
The total cost of the work is estimated at £ 600.
100 YEARS AGO
If you haven’t got your winter hosiery and underwear secured you have little chance of getting any now.
All the manufacturers and the wholesale drapery houses have received wired instructions from the Government, forbidding the sale of further stocks.
A retailer who had advertised a big stock for sale was called upon to hand it over to the Government.
At home we will be shivering in our pants.
Ah, well, so long as it benefits the boys on the battlefront.