Kirkcowan School celebrates 150 years

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PUPILS past and present flocked to Kirkcowan Village Hall last Saturday for a special tea dance to begin the week long celebrations marking Kirkcowan Primary School’s 150th anniversary.

Over 90 guests attended the traditional tea dance with former pupils Archie Marshall and Mary Marshall, along with Bill Paxton providing entertainment on the piano, cello and violin during the interval. Some former pupils and guests also took the time to write messages in a book of memories:

Former pupil Debbie Torbet said: “It brings back memories of fun packed days at school and activities in the hall.”

Susan Bielby commented, “So many memories flooding in. So nice to see the village and the school still going strong” and Janice Sommerville added: “What a lovely way to spend Saturday afternoon. Food was scrumptious and the music and entertainment were excellent.”

Events have been organised by the anniversary committee and today (Friday) a time capsule will be buried at the school.