Heavy snow in late January led to shortages of food and fuel in villages around Girvan.  Mail and bread did not get through for several days.

1940 Snow Man North Lodge Glenapp

Telephone Exchange automated in Girvan and surrounding villages


Ballantrae Golf Course closed due to war

The Honourable James Lyle Mackay, aged 17, youngest brother of Earl of Inchcape, fell from a cliff at Glenapp whilst out shooting and was sadly killed


Ballantrae raised £3,797 in only four days towards their target of £8,000 as part of the 'Wings for Victory Week'

Royal Observer Corps WW2


Prime Minister Winston Churchill stayed at Glenapp Castle, said to have been venue for planning the D-Day Landings with General Dwight Eisenhower


Tragic death at Glenapp of Mrs Marshall when walking home from Cairnryan to Big Park Farm during snow storm

Telephone installed in Church Manse

Pulpit of Free Church rotted away in Manse garage storage and disposed of


Laggan House used as private boarding school with 20 pupils

Alexander Steel of The Foreland, aged 53, killed on banks of River Stinchar during drilling work for the planned new bridge


First nine holes of new Haw Braes Golf Course completed, and the old clubhouse was refurbished and moved

Golf Club Founders' Appeal raised £1,011 by October, but work on the second nine holes delayed by bad weather

Snow storm blocked A77 road at Glenapp, with southbound buses held at Ballantrae

1947 Wearing Grannie's Clothes


Ballantrae Volunteer Fire Services manned by six volunteers

1949 John Mitchell haulage








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