Castletown Heritage Society's AGM - 26 April
4th April 2022
Castletown Heritage Society's AGM to be held on Tuesday 26th April at 7:30 PM.
This will be our first in person meeting since 2019 so we hope that you will be able to come.
We are delighted to confirm that Duncan Macniven, previously Registrar General for Scotland (Aug 2003 - Aug 2011), has agreed to attend in person as our guest speaker at the AGM on Tuesday 26th April. Hhe is a well known speaker with an approachability and style quite unlike the stereotypical senior civil servant.
Duncan's talk - Castletown's people 1755-2011, will explore what happened to the population of Castletown since records began in the mid-18th century, outlining the demographic history of the area. He promises lots of previously unknown and surprising facts and figures.
The talk looks to be very interesting and pertinent to our area.
We will be voting in the new Committee so anyone who is interested in joining us will be most welcome. However if you feel that being on a committee is not for you but you would like to come along and volunteer we would be very glad of your help. There are always jobs to be done. We also very much appreciate new ideas.
We look forward to seeing you once again. I have attached the poster for the details.
Jayne Blackburn, Treasurer Castletown Heritage Society
We have some different events coming up. June 24th 1 PM to 4 PM we have a visit from the BBC.
Technology is changing how we all work and play and Castletown Heritage Society like many other groups held its AGM last Thursday on Zoom. The group are not sitting idly by as things change and have decided to present more about their area on Youtube.
An evening talk revealing the fascinating story of Frances Purves (1829 - 1900) from Thurdistoft Farm.
An exhibition at Castletown Heritage.
On Saturday, 1st September 2018 we are having a brooch making day with Joanne Kaar teaching techniques etc. There are still a few places so if you wish to take part phone 01847 821 120 which is the Centre.
Castletown Heritage Centre, Harbour road, Castletown. Every Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday - 2.00pm - 4.00pm..
Castletown Heritage Centre, Harbour Road, Castletown Tuesday 24th November 2015 - 7.30pm..
Castletown Heritage Centre, Harbour Road, Castletown. Saturday 21st November 2015..
Saturday 15th August Join Melissa and Romain of the School of Ancient Crafts as we explore how plants and herbs were used in the past. This workshop will include a spot of foraging as well as making soap with native herbs, using pot-boilers (hot stones) to heat milk and make a soft cheese, baking bread next to an open fire, and much more! Join us again on Sunday 16th August to learn how to build a prehistoric oven in which we will bake fish and bread.
Castlehill lies just outside Castletown, Caithness. The area was once famous for its flagstone industry and the nearby harbour is evidence of that.