Communion tokens were widely used in the Presbyterian Churches of Scotland until the First World War. A communion token was given to each church member if the session felt that the person was worthy to receive communion. This Ardentinny Church token from 1871 simply includes the name of the church, the date and a bible …
Until 1933, the Smith family of Mauchline in Ayrshire was famous for the manufacture of a huge range of wooden gifts known as Mauchline Ware. These souvenirs were much in demand by affluent Victorians travelling abroad. Huge quantities were also exported to mainland Europe, the US, South Africa and Australia. Many of these souvenirs were decorated with photographic transfers of their …
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?
A fascinating historical map from 1869 showing Ardentinny and Glenfinart walled garden can be viewed here.
Ardentinny & Strone Churches enjoyed a cream tea at the hall on Saturday afternoon.
Closed for over 12 months due to a ceiling collapse, roof work continues at Ardentinny Church. Built for some £500 in 1839 by the Laird, Douglas of Glenfinart, the building is expected to open again later this year.
More historical archived material here.