Vil­lage church delves into the area’s his­tory

Ayrshire Post - - Church News -

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

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