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Old South Ayrshire Villages

Old South Ayrshire Villages

Old South Ayrshire Villages Old South Ayrshire Villages. Girvan was not the only attraction in South Ayrshire for holidaymakers during the early 1900s, as the many villages of this still remote region also received a large share of visitors. Indeed, one photograph in this collection of fifty-two shows an early motor car that had come all the way from Dundee - a very far distance in those days! The villages included are Ballantrae, Barr, Barrhill, Colmonell, Crosshill, Dalrymple, Dunure, Kirkmichael, Kirkoswald, Lendalfoot, Maidens, Minishant, Pinmore, Pinwherry, Straiton and Turnberry and the views are accompanied by an extensive history which not only gives the background story of each community, but also gives a flavour of life a century ago when people still relied on the potato crops, fishing and weaving for a living, when the daily highlight was the arrival of the stagecoaches and, later, charabancs of the Coaching Tour from Girvan, and when Daljarrock still had a post office.

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