Kames Muirkirk - 19 Nov 1957
Kames Disaster, 19 Nov 1957, Bench in New Muirkirk New Cemetery, Glasgow Road, Muirkirk, East Ayrshire
See Kames Disaster Page
Auchinleck Memorial Garden and Walkway
Auchinleck Mining Heritage Monument, Roundabout (A76) Mauchline Road, Auchinleck
“Dedicated to all Auchinleck Miners and their Families who Served the Industry and their Community"
Not sure if this is a memorial yet. I need to go back to Patna to do some more research on William Fullarton
THE HERITAGE OF PATNA
William Fullarton was born in India in 1774, the son of an army officer serving in the city of Patna which stands on the banks of the river Ganges in India. He is credited with creating the village of Patna. A plaque erected by the inhabitants in 1830 in the first school, is now on the wall of the new campus. This highlights some of his endeavours which benefitted the village.
In 1801 he purchased the Skeldon Estate which extended south to the Carskeock farm. He built the first house actually in the village for his house manager, with offices attached. This was situated opposite where the memorial, which was erected to honour him, now stands. This house was known as Patna House. He provided much needed work for the local men in the lime kilns and coal mines. He also constructed two rows of houses for the miners, these were called Colliers Rows, but were demolished in the 1920s. He built the first school and arranged for a supply of water from Craignessie well to the village. However his greatest lasting gift to Patna was his involvement in the construction of the old bridge in 1805, the architect was Gilbert Macadam who was commissioned by him.