Crawfordjohn did have its own curling club, and in the 19th century local curlers competed against those from Leadhills, Wanlockhead, Sanquhar, Douglas, Abington and Crawford. It was a thrill to find that the minute books of the Crawford CC are currently at the Crawfordjohn Heritage Venture. These date from 1837 through to 1943, and interestingly contain the names of two Polish officers who were members of the club when they were stationed at Crawford in WW2.
I wonder if the minute books of the Crawfordjohn CC still exist somewhere?
Enthusiastic volunteers are so important in any community venture, and I must say that I received a warm welcome on my visit. On the left is Jenny Hodgen, who is a Trustee and was the volunteer 'on duty' last Sunday. It was great to meet Janet Drife (centre) who is the current chair of the Crawford Heritage Trust. Janet Telfer, on the right, is a founder member of the Trust. They could answer every question I had! I wish them every success in future endeavours.
Do visit the museum if you can!
Photos © Skip Cottage