Village church delves into the area’s history
Ballantrae church held a special blast from the past event, raising important funds for the church.
The Best of Ballantrae event, held on Saturday, September 29, coined in over £ 400 to continue the work of the faith.
Locals flocked to the building on Main Street to relive old memories and teach youngsters about the village’s history.
Memorabilia lined the tables inside as everyone enjoyed the event, which contained a ‘ Year of Young People 2018 looking back’ focus.
Ballantrae Session Clerk Claire Strain said it was “a great afternoon”.
She added: “There was a lot to pack into three hours.
“We had lots of historical pictures and press cuttings, two display Boards on the school of yesteryear, two video loops to watch ( one on the school and the other on Scouts, Guides, Pipe Band, Youth Club, Galas and other events), Scout memorabilia, Ballantrae and Colmonell Gymnast trophies, Play Park Development progress and lots more.
“There were ‘ Memory Boxes’ and other items to commemorate those who have served in conflicts over the years.
“Looking forward, there was an explanation of three possible imaginative ‘ Linking Technology and History’ projects to help keep Ballantrae’s story alive for future generations.
“All of this plus great refreshments and home baking in the manse.
“Well done to all the helpers and everyone who lent their mementoes - even the 96 year old!”
Lots to look at Residents enjoy sifting through old photos and memorabilia
Learning Young and old flock to the church to read up about the towns history
Blast from the past Residents take a trip down memory lane
Cuppa time Refreshments team at the Manse