Next Meeting

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Next meeting is on 5th November 2019 at 7.30 pm in the Fairweather Hall. Please note that due to a health issue the advertised speaker can no longer attend and we are grateful to MHG member Duncan Hall who is standing in at short notice. 

"Edwardian Whitecraigs Society" presented by Duncan Hall. 

Duncan was born and brought up in Mearns and is a keen and knowledgeable amateur historian. He has researched local history extensively with a particular interest in his home village. He is credited with a fine publication entitled “A History of The Whitecraigs Golf Club 1905-2005” but emphasises this talk is not about golf!

Duncan has a passion for Edwardian history and will talk of rural East Renfrewshire decades before our current extensive suburban development. You will learn about how improved transport links promoted residential housing to creep south towards Mearns and hear of the then isolated local “Big Hooses”, their history and their interesting, sometimes infamous residents.

Duncan gave this talk at this year’s Eaglesham History Society Annual Dinner where it was extremely well received as informative and amusing. 

Duncan has promised to “tweak” the content to ensure plenty of Mearns content.

 


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