Anna Blyth • Published 21 Apr 2011 09:30
STEVENSTON'S Ardeer Neighbourhood Centre is 100 years old this year and staff are encouraging locals to get involved in the celebrations.
Opening its doors in October 1911, the Ardeer Centre is an important resource for the town and surrounding communities, providing a venue for entertainment performances and local government meetings as well as offering a wide range of classes and a community cafe to local people of all ages.
In the 1970s and '80s, the Centre's roller disco was very popular and, in the late '70s, big names including the Bay City Rollers - who had performed on Top of the Pops the previous night - and Glen Michael's Cartoon Cavalcade performed at Ardeer. More recently, the centre raised £340 for Comic Relief by doing a cycling event.
To mark its centenary, the Centre are welcoming all past Princesses to its Gala Day on May 28 and are busy compiling an Ardeer memory bank which will take the form of both visual displays in the Centre and verbal memories which local community radio station 3TFM are recording.
Anyone interested in getting involved should pop into the Shore Road Centre or call 01294 466861.
For the full story see this week's Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald.