Last Tuesday saw another of Ardentinny's familiar landmark functions disappear from the village. After the closure of Ardentinny School in 1997 and the church in 2018, this week another little piece of history was lost as the village's only telephone box was unceremoniously loaded on a truck, destined for the scrapheap. The box, while …
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Ardentinny School closed in the late 90s, however, a high-profile campaign staged in 1992 brought together villagers in an effort to retain the school, as shown in this historic TV documentary.
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We're indebted to Jim Robinson who has been rummaging through his photo album and has come up with these gems from probably the 1980's. They are possibly of the Ardentinny School sports day held in the 'football field' behind the Swedish Houses. If you have any recollection of when this took place or who is in the …
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This postcard published by M. Gardner of Ardentinny Post Office was mailed by a holidaymaker to a Kilmacolm address on 23 September, 1909. The Old School can be seen on left of picture. Can anyone name the donkey?
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