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DRYMEN and DISTRICT LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY

Programme 2023 to 2024

Our winter 2023 to 2024 programme will start on Thursday 28 September 2023. The details are given below. All standard meetings are held in Drymen Village Hall at 7.30 pm on Thursday evenings. In the event of severe weather, or other problems affecting the arrangements, the secretary will contact members by e-mail or telephone.

Winter Talks Programme 2023 to 2024

All meetings will be held in the Village Hall, Drymen at 7.30 pm.

Thursday 28 September 2023
Dr John Riddell will give an illustrated talk entitled "Fairlie's Secret War".
The story of the Royal Navy's Anti-Submarine Experimental Establishment which was moved from Portland to Fairlie during WWII, and was prominent in the development of Sonar (formerly known as Asdic).
Thursday 26 October 2023
James Kennedy will give an illustrated talk "It started with Rob Roy: film making in the Trossachs, 1911-1953".
Thursday 23 November 2023
Alastair Dinsmor, the Curator of the Glasgow Police Museum in Bell Street, Glasgow, will give an illustrated talk on "The History of Glasgow Police. The oldest Police force in the UK.".
Thursday 25 January 2024 ( Change to programme )
Eddie Edmonstone will give an illustrated talk "The History of Duntreath Castle and Estate".
Thursday 22 February 2024 ( Change to programme )
Ian Duncan, will give a illustrated talk entitled "From ships to sheep" describing farming at Inveruglas, Blairfad and Gartness farms.
Thursday 28 March 2024
Alastair Eckersall, Property manager / Ranger naturalist for Ben Lomond will give an illustrated talk entitled "Ben Lomond: history of the mountain and the surrounding area".
Thursday 25 April 2024
Members' night and AGM. Short talks by members of the Society commencing at the earlier time of 7.00 pm with wine and cheese and followed by our short AGM.