Browse Collections (21 total)

Artefacts

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We hold a large collection of artefacts donated by local people. Themes include: household, wartime, lighting, sport & leisure, tools and school.

Family Histories

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The complied histories, including family trees, of some of our local families.

Many families emigrated from here to Australia, Canada and the USA…

Postcards

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Collection of postcards showing Carsphairn through the ages. Some have been annotated by their original owners to show changes to the area.

Photographs - Local Places

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Photographs - People

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The people and families who have lived and worked in the area. Persons have been named where their identities are known.

Memorials & Inscriptions

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Memorials found in and around Carsphairn. Locations include Carsphairn Kirkyard and the War Memorial at the Liggate.

Also includes air crashes.

Photographs - Farming

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Farming has been the main industry in the Carsphairn area for centuries.

Reminisences

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Written and transcribed memories of local people.

Photographs - Leisure

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Miscellaneous Documents

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Our collection of documents ranging from poetry and newspaper clippings to order books and receipts.

Photographs - Local Schools

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Exhibition Leaflets

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A collection of the leaflets the Heritage Group produced to promote our yearly exhibitions.

Photographs - Carsphairn Village

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Photographs - Woodhead Lead Mine

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Photographs - Churches

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Photographs - Heritage Group & Centre

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Photographs - Miscellaneous

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Valuation Rolls and Censuses

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Carsphairn Heritage Group Documents

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Various documents relating to CHG.

The Diana Lawrence Collection

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Diana Lawrence, or Di to her friends was born in Glasgow in 1911. She lived most of her life in Carsphairn; attended the village school and later,…

Contributors: LA

Galloway Hydroelectric Power Scheme

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Carsphairn Parish is home to several key elements of the Galloway Hydroelectric Power Scheme, which runs from Loch Doon in the north down the sea at…