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Ayrshire's Reel History

Explore the history of Ayrshire through a series of archive film clips on show in the North Museum. In response to the new TV series from the BBC scheduled for the autumn in which the presenter Melvyn Bragg will research what life in Britain used to be like from the 1900s to the late 1970s through archive films, this exhibition will show a series of short films about East Ayrshire and its people.
Provided by the National Libraries Scotland and Scottish Screen Archive, the digitised films highlight events such as the Peace Day Celebrations in Kilmarnock in 1919, an overview of Fenwick events in 1933 and the Glenfield Ramblers Jubilee Garden Party at Dean Castle in 1934. The Scottish Screen Archive is Scotland's national moving images collection and preserves over 100 years of Scottish history on film and video. Viewing as a group or individually reminiscing through the medium of film is hugely rewarding for people of all ages and we welcome everyone to this special exhibition to recall old memories, share moments in time and encourage younger audiences to find out about past events in their local area.
The films clips will highlight social events in the region and ways of life which have changed dramatically in the last hundred years. This is also a chance to search through your own collections for footage that you may have at home, perhaps old cinefilm reels which are a record of important family events or day-to-day life.
Ayrshire’s Reel History
Preview Event
Friday 2 September 2011
5.30 – 7.30pm