Burns Supper 2010 L-R Mrs Maybelle Thomson, Mr Donald Shamash, Darrel Wilson,?,Mr Peter Duncan, Mr Arnold Sharp, Mr Brian Edgar, Mr Andy McCartney, Mr David Finlay, Dr David Bartholomew, Mr David Gibbon
John McCutcheon was an accomplished musician (fiddler) from Lamford, Carsphairn. He was often heard playing at local events and dances. He was born in 1886 and would have played similar events to Robbie Murray.
The photo was taken by English song collector Peter Kennedy. Kennedy was working for the BBC at the time, recording all over Britain. Some items were broadcast as part of the 'As I Roved Out' series on BBC radio. See website at: http://www.folktrax-archive.org.
Given to Jo Miller in the 1980's by Ben Welsh, singer who herded at Carsphairn, and lived latterly at Holywood, Ayrshire. Ben was on the committee which re-started the Herds' dance after it had lapsed. Robbie Murray would probably have attended/ played at this dance.
Notice: Carsphairn Heritage Group Annual General Meeting, Old Time Dance, Heritage Centre, Frontispiece – Craigengillan by Carol Cathcart, Recollections and Reflections of a Grandmother, Sponsored Walk to the Grey Man of the Merrick; Quentin McAdam; John Harper; Mrs Sloan, Kirkcudbright.
Notices: Summer Exhibition, Competition Winners, Request for Information, Rhinns of Kells Walk, Recipe Books, Old Time Dance, AGM and Talk, Membership; Kirkyard Find; Extract from the Dumfries standard 1859- 130 years ago; Farming objects; Excerpt from Ayr Advertiser of July 1839; Saga of “Heather”; Woodhead by Alan Richards; A View of the Upper Ken; Archaeological Information: Kings Cairn (near Brounhills); A-Frame Building Project.
Editorial; 49 Years with the Forestry Commission; Forestry in the Parish; Carsphairn Horticultural and Pastoral Show; Carsphairn Pastoral Society Semi Jubilee Show; Summer Outing; Old Worthy; Notices: Recipe Book, A Riddle, Ordnance Survey Maps, S.D.A. A-Frame Project – report from Rhoda Campbell, Teddy Bears Picnic, Old Time Dance and Social Evening, Carsphairn Treasure Hunt, Wine and Cheese Party, Gifts.
This was the treasured doll of Mary Agnes Campbell Templeton (later Murray) 1909-2003. Mary lived at Moorbrock and was given the doll by her cousin Agnes's (Agnes Smith later Adamson) best friend Winnie Biggar from Dumfries. Mary named the doll 'Winnie'.
Winnie was exceptionally well looked after and when Mary was in her nineties, Winnie was still 'tae the fore' resting beautifully in Mary's 'good' drawer, together with a 'Sunday' tablecloth, a Bible, a long horn ladle, and various white crocheted items.