Our new exhibition “Celebrating Beith – prehistory to Regency” opened today. Four banners interspersed with photos, maps and artefacts tell the story of the town from the earliest times to 1817 when the current Townhouse was built. The exhibition also includes the fossils and some of the stones  originally displayed at Spier’s School, which were recently donated to the Townhouse.  We know that people have made their home in the area since approximately 3,000 B.C. and our earliest artefacts are some arrowheads found in Glenburn, Paisley.   This is the first time we have used banners as part of an exhibition and we are very grateful to North Ayrshire Council for their help with funding the design and printing of the banners. These are a fantastic new addition to our resources as they are so easily transportable to other venues. The exhibition will run until the end of May.

2 thoughts on “CELEBRATING BEITH”

  1. I am looking for information regarding a location in Beith, in the late 19th /early 20th. Deansbury cottage/dairy.

    I am aware that this site may not longer be available but am hopeful.

    1. Hi Elizabeth
      I hadn’t heard of Deansbury Cottage, but having made a few enquiries I understand it is in King’s Road, Beith and has been a house for many years. What sort of information are you looking for? If you let me know I can pass your enquiry on to one of our volunteers with more knowledge than me.
      best wishes Julie

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