Croy, Monklands and Stonehouse Heritage and Historical Societies
Croy and Surrounding Areas
Croy Historical Society was formed in 2000 The Society has the use of the Heritage Room in Croy Miners' Welfare & Community Centre which houses display showcases full of memorabilia from a wide selection of aspects of the heritage of Croy and surrounding areas.Twice weekly meetings / workshops are held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11.30am till 2.30pm and in the evenings from 7.30 till 9.30pm.
Talks and lectures are delivered from time to time as advertised and their speakers give talks to schools and other organisations on request. Croy Historical Society occassionally arrange talks on a selection of relevant subjects such as Croy Railway Station Area.The society does not undertake individual research commissions but some more experienced members will undertake such work on a private & personal basis.
Monklands and Surrounding Areas
The society aim to encourage interest in the local history, flora & fauna of Airdrie, Coatbridge and surrounding areas.
From September to April, on the second Monday of each month the society invite speakers on a variety of historical topics. Refreshments and an opportunity to chat are available afterwards.Their friendly members are always glad to help out an amateur historian.
Stonehouse and Surrounding Areas
Established in 1991 the Stonehouse Heritage Group (SHG) was set up by a number of dedicated volunteers interested in local history, genealogy and ancestoral research.The aim of the SHG is to assist those with a family link to the area to discover their past and reseach their family history through the resources of the Group. It started with the computerisation of 1891 Census and has progressed considerably since then to include old school and parochial records, industrial records including pit fatalities, an extensive image library, and even World War 1 enlistee records. The SHG also has extensive information on the actual history of the area.
Based in a shared Resource Room at the Stonehouse Lifestyles community hall at Udston Mill Road, Stonehouse, the SHG can offer help and advice to any would be researcher into local history. Please contact an SHG committee member prior to any visit to check that the Resource Room will be open and that someone will be available to assit you.
For more information on the group, please visit our website.