A Warm Welcome Extended to New Members

As always, six lectures will be organized by the Society during the coming winter session, as well as a Members’ Night in February 2015. The first meeting of Session 2014-15 will take place at 7.30pm on Friday 10th October 2014 at Riverside Church, Lammermoor Road, Kirkintilloch. The topic of the lecture will be “Kirkintilloch and Lenzie Fifty Years Ago”.

The warmest of welcomes is extended to all persons wishing to join for the first time. You can just turn up on the night and join there and then, but as the membership team is likely to be busy, you might like to consider one of our various options for joining in advance. These are available by clicking here or going to the Membership page. The Society subscription for Session 2014-15 will be £10, which we believe represents good value for money. Arrangements for existing members are unchanged and they will be reminded by letter or email.

Don Martin: 'Kirkintilloch and Lenzie fifty years ago': Friday 10th October 2014: Postponed

During the early 1960s the Society’s present secretary took a very large number of photographs of the Kirkintilloch/Lenzie area. His main purpose was to record local transport services, especially the declining railway network, the replacement of steam on the railways by diesel haulage, the disappearance of the Lawson branding on local buses, and the last years of the Forth & Clyde Canal before its 1962 closure. However, he also photographed many other local subjects, including street scenes. This year he has been re-visiting many of the sites to take 50-year equivalent views. Both old and new will be presented in this talk.