Monklands Heritage Society

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Can you help?
We are  working on a book about Airdrie which will be a Heritage Trail round the town and villages.  To do this we need lots of photographs of local streets and buildings in the past. Could any visitors look out old photos from the backs of drawers and attics and contact me if they can help. We can copy photographs and return them to owners. Thanks for your help. Gina

We meet every month between September and April in the Pilgrim Church at the corner of Cairnhill Road and Victoria Place, Airdrie. Our meetings are at 7.30pm on the third Tuesdays of these months. We have a varied programme of speakers who talk about times gone by. It is very informal and we end up with a cup of tea.

About us!

We are a group of amateurs who are interested in our local area and who would like to explore it's past. We have recently completed research to make a Heritage Trail of Airdrie Town Centre using old photographs of buildings, some no longer in existence. This is being produced on CD-Rom for computers and will be used in local schools. We hope to extend this in the future.

We also produce our own magazine: The Raddle

The Raddle

The Raddle is the magazine of the Monklands Heritage Society. It is published annually in September. Monklands Heritage Society has for sale Raddles 4,5 and 6.These magazines contain stories from the local area of past times. They prove very popular with former local people living abroad and they make unusual Christmas presents. Copies can be purchased from Gina Cowan at Overseas buyers please send sterling cheque for 5.50 for Australia, New Zealand, Canada and USA  ; Europe 4.65;  UK 3.75 (p&p included). Issue No. 1 is unfortunately out of print.

Issue 2

Issue 3

Issue 4

Gina Cowan
North Lanarkshire


Family History
Alex Lafferty - Boxer
The McGeechan's from Rawyards
The Langloan Lum
Prof. Bill Fletcher
etc. etc..

Belgian Refugees
Bairds of Gartsherrie
The North Loan
Old Whifflet
Old Press Gleanings
Labour Colony at Palacerigg

Stramash at Rawyards Loch
John Orr's Store
Calder Iron Works
The Clootie Dumpling
Lanarkshire People
Tales from the Past
Theatre Royal, Coatbridge
John Cunningham - Artist
Mormon Families
etc. etc..