Taking step back in time at Turnberry
Rotarians were learning about a popular historic spot at their recent meeting.
Margaret Mor re l l popped along to the Girvan Rotary Club to talk about her interest in the ‘ History of Turnberry Airfield’.
The club members were intrigued because half of them live very near the site.
Margaret, who lives between Maidens and Kirkoswald and calls herself an amateur historian, restricted her talk to the period around the first World War.
The Airfield, at its peak during the period 1914 to 1918, was training around 300 pilots per month, specialising in Gunnery.
Turnberr y beach and sea found itself the academy of target practice.
During this time Turnberry was the biggest training establishment in Britain.
Mar ga re t, whose husband is a local blacksmith, is writing a book on the subject and is hoping to have it finished published next spring.
The group thanked Margaret for her interesting talk and hope that she will come back to discuss other decades on which she did not have the time to illuminate.
Talk time Mr John Andrew, Mrs Margaret Morrell and Mr Andrew Ballantine