Wednesday, 5 July 2017
Old Photograph Murray Road Girvan Scotland
Old photograph of women outside a corner shop on Murray Road in Girvan in South Ayrshire, Scotland. Girvan was originally a fishing port. In 1668, it became a municipal burgh incorporated by charter. It is stituated on the east coast of the Firth of Clyde, south of Ayr, and 29 miles north of Stranraer, the main ferry port from Scotland to Northern Ireland. Girvan is twinned with Torcy, Seine-et-Marne, France, in honour of a Scottish knight named Sir Thomas Huston originally from Girvan, who fought the English as part of the Auld Alliance during the Hundred Years War. Rewarding him for his bravery during the capture of Meaux in 1439, the King of France granted him the fiefdom of Torcy.
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