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Ru­ral Mem­bers met up for their monthly meet­ing on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 4, do­ing well to turn out on such a wet and windy night. They were re­warded, how­ever, by a most en­joy­able re­turn visit from the speaker for the evening, Liz McIn­tyre. Liz had spo­ken pre­vi­ously on her book “Love Let­ters from a Desert Rat” and once again she en­ter­tained mem­bers with “Nan’s Story – My One Good Eye”. This was a most en­joy­able, thought pro­vok­ing and of­ten very mov­ing pre­sen­ta­tion, based on her mum’s life from the war years on, which pro­vided those present with fre­quent op­por­tu­ni­ties for rem­i­nisc­ing. Com­pe­ti­tion Win­ners for the evening were: For a piece of wartime mem­o­ra­bilia –1st, San­dra Gib­son; 2nd, Joan Dun­can; 3rd, Jan­ice Brown. For three an­zac bis­cuits – 1st, Mary Craig; 2nd, Mar­ion Law; 3rd, Janette Smith. On Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 13, a group of 19 mem­bers and friends en­joyed a visit to Stir­ling Cas­tle fol­lowed by an en­joy­able meal at the Golden Lion Ho­tel. Those who at­tended are grate­ful to South La­nark­shire Coun­cil for fund­ing awarded from the com­mu­nity grant to­wards the cost of this trip. The next meet­ing of Gil­mour­ton Ru­ral will be on Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 1 when Kevin Smith will present his nos­tal­gic slide show. Com­pe­ti­tions that evening will be granny’s favourite say­ing and some­thing new made from some­thing old. Mean­while, on Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 15, there will be a whist drive in the Ru­ral Hall, start­ing at 7.30pm. Tick­ets will cost £5.

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