Talk:Kilwinning

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Actually, I'm not sure if the Kilwinning mill was a clothing mill or carpet mill, so if I made a mistake in that, feel free to correct it. Douglasnicol 20:19, 7 February 2006 (UTC)

Message for Riverbank-I like the additions you made to my rather poor entry, but I'm curious, are the pictures you added your own? I just ask because Wiki can be rather sensitive about copyright issues. By the way, I reinserted the Industry section, because although Kilwinning was never the industrial centre that other towns were, there was some Douglasnicol 19:20, 8 February 2006 (UTC)

Masonry[edit]

I've made some changes and identified where the Lodge section needs citation. I also added a link to an article I've been working on regarding the Lodge, which is still in skeleton form and needs more material.ALR 11:12, 18 February 2006 (UTC)

Recent vandalism[edit]

Have you seen the recent vandalism on Kilwinning page? Someone added childish nonsense, deleted it and then added more before deleting it again. Weird. Sad and weird. TheBourtreehillian 09:19, 5 October 2007 (UTC)

Additional information[edit]

Nice article. Here are a few additional sites that I've visited and found interesting; they may useful out of personal interest, or for information to add to the article.

Ayrshire Roots (towns) - a genealogy site, but with much information on the towns (including Kilwinning).
Statistical Accounts - the Kilwinning Parish account mentions the town, of course, and reading the accounts gives a description of the area 200 and 150 years ago.
UK census from 1841 forward - Kilwinning Parish is complete for 1841 and 1851; pick a likely name of someone in the town itself, then select "next household" and "previous household" to walk your way down a street. A lot of cotton handloom weavers and coal miners, as well as others.
ayrshirehistory.org.uk site - many articles on various places and subjects. Two examples:
Miner's Rows in Kilwinning Parish - Ironworks Square is near the top of the page, Fergushill (just east of town) is near the bottom. Descriptions show how people lived.
article - includes some information on Eglinton Castle.

Regards, 24.178.228.14 (talk) 01:51, 11 February 2008 (UTC)