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The Groups aims are to promote the rich history between the village of Neilston and one of the major employers in the area. Neilston Mill employed many people and has a 200 hundred year history with the village.
Group Information
 Established: 2002
 Current Members: 4
 Venue: Neilston Library
 Day: Fridays (1st Friday in the Month)
 Time: 10:15am
   
Latest News  

29th August 2013:
The group would like to thank everyone who made our visit to New Lanark Heritage Centre a very enjoyable day especiallythe lady with more than thirty years service in the mill and now worked in the traditional shop

5th Jan 2012:
The group would like to thank everyone who purchased one of the clubs first calenders, we hope you enjoyed them as much as we did. We intend to produce calenders for this year, so watch for our new calenders coming later on in the year.

24th Aug 2011:
The group would like to thank Georgie McGowan for taking the time to give the group a tour of her mill related art work which is on display at the Eastwood Park Centre. Georgie was inspired originally by the memories and shared experiences of several generations of her maternal family who had all worked there.

5th May 2009:
The group would like to inform anyone who wishes a copy of our new book, that they can contact Neilston Library Staff for a copy or leave their contact details with the library and we will arrange a copy to be made available for pick up from the library
Our Book Can also be reserved or purchased from the following places. The purchase price is £5.00

  • Neilston Library
  • The Bank Cafe - Neilston
  • Yuills Store - Barrhead
  • Almond Blossom - Barrhead
  • Uplawmoor Hotel - Uplawmoor
  • Club Members will be selling books
4th May 2009:
The group would like to thank Councillor Charlie Gilbert (Conservative and Unionist Councillor for Neilston, Uplawmoor and Newton Mearns North). Councillor Gilbert's support in acting as referee in our application for funding to Awards for All was greatly appreciated.

3rd May 2009:
The group would like to express our thanks to Joe Paterson, Tracey Mallon and all the other staff at Bell & Bain Limited. Bell & Bain were the printers of our book and the service the company provided was first class.

3rd May 2009:
The group would like to thank Awards for All for the funding which led to the publishing of Bobbins and Threads: Memories of Neilston Mill. This books aim was to record the memories of former mill workers and the the mills impact social and economically on the local area.

2nd May 2009:
The group would like to thank Raymond Muir and the Neilston Agricultural Society. They made our event at the cattle show very pleasureable and were always willing to help and made the day run smoothly.

1st May 2009:
The group would like to thank all the staff of Neilston Library for their support at our very successful exhibition. The staff were a great support in the book's development on the day and over recent years. We would also like to thank East Renfrewshire Council and Provost Alex Mackie for the support they have given to Bobbins and Threads in the book's launch.

25th April 2009:
Our group are pleased to announce the publication of our book Memories of Neilston Mill. The launch will be in the Neilston Library and the event will be opened by Alex Mackie, the provost of East Renfrewshire. The event starts at 10:30 and all are welcome. The books will be on sale with a purchase price of £5.00. Read our Press Release for further information »

3rd April 2008:
The group would like to welcome Bill Chalmers and Ethel Winning to the group. Ethel worked for many years in the mill and so has a lot of her family, Bill brings a vast amount of experience from the printing industry, which has greatly helped with the books development and we welcome them both.

7th August 2007:
The club would like to thank Georgie McGowan for her presentation of her art work which included many photographs of the Neilston Mill. The presentation also included her designs incorporation fabrics and textures which was very interesting.

Georgie is currently studying for her Masters in Fine Arts at Edinburgh University. The group wishes georgie well in her studies and hope that she keeps in touch with the group.

12th June 2007:
The club would like to announce that Suzie Stewart was this months lucky winner of the football card with all funds raised going to support the club.

17th January 2007:
The club would like to announce that Netta Mcdade was this months lucky winner of the football card with all funds raised going to support the club.

3rd November 2006:
The group would like to thank Ian Mckendrick for his kind donation of his graduate thesis "Advanced Automation and Control For Thread Lubrication". This publication contains a wealth of information with regards to the development of threads. Ian has also offered the group rare video footage and photographs, Ian spent many happy years at the mill in the Research & Development department.

3rd November 2006:
The group would like to welcome Suzie Stewart to the group. Susie has published many books with the Alexander Fleming Society and has a keen interest on the history of the village.

9th July 2005:
Well Done to group member Sadie Sweenie and her team mates for winning the Senior Triples Competition at Crofthead Bowling Club.

27th April 2006: Club Agm is at 10:30 am, all members please attend.

9th July 2005: Well Done to group member Sadie Sweenie and her team mates for winning the Senior Triples Competition at Crofthead Bowling Club.

9th June 2005:
Group members visit Summer Lea in Coatbridge for their summer day out. Photographs of this fun day will be added soon.

3rd May 2005: Group members undertake first training course. Members completed and Introduction to the Internet Course. Well done to all members who took part.

10th February 2005:
The Group wish to announce the resignation of Mrs Pat Lynagh from the group. Pat was the group coordinator since the clubs foundation and will be sadly missed by the group.

13th January 2005:
The Group are now looking for material that can be added to a book, which will record the history of the Neilston Mill. So if you have any interesting or unusual facts about the Neilston Mill then please get in touch.

7th October 2004:
The Group wish to announce the resignation of Mr Ian McMillan from the group. Ian was an excellent chairman of the group for the last two years and will be sadly missed by all members.

28th September 2004: The Group are pleased to announce the launch of our new website. we hope you find it simpler to use.
Next Group Meeting & Venue...
The next meeting is on Friday the 7th of October, 2016 in the Neilston Library at 09:00 am. We are always looking for new members, so why not drop in and meet the group and share your memories of Neilston and its mill.
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