IN recent weeks, the Chronicle has backed a campaign to mark the importance of Glenbuck in the heritage of our mining and footballing roots.

One man, Liverpool fan Jack Moran, walked 230 miles from his club’s home ground to Glenbuck on the occasion of a plaque being unveiled in April 1997.

As well as a pilgrimage to his hero, the aim of the trip was to raise money for Jospice International, a Liverpool-based hospice for the sick and terminally ill.

Our photographer was there to capture the group’s arrival in East Ayrshire and we would love to hear from any locals who welcomed the walkers to Glenbuck.

A few years later we focused on some younger members of the community at an art exhibition staged by Doon Academy at Cathcartson Museum.

Pictured, from left, are Julie Sturgeon, Laura Knox and Christopher Taylor with their work — what are you doing now folks?

In our other photo, a computer suite was opened at Patna Primary School almost 18 years ago. Our photographer joined parents, teachers, councillors, education officials, school board members and Parent Teacher Association reps. Do you recognise any of them?

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