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Annan The History Town Group

Annan The History Town Group

Pictured left to right: Malcolm Willacy, Val Russell, Graeme MacGregor – members of Annan The History Town Group. Alan Somerville – CHA, Peter Russel and Val Hensby – members of Annan The History Town Group.

Alan Somerville, Senior Development Officer of Cunninghame Housing Association recently presented a cheque for £1,000 to members of Annan The History Town Group.

 The Group is an active community group promoting Annan as the history town. They continually seek to promote the town, stressing their rich heritage. They want to improve the public realm and heritage interpretation within Annan. The Group have now been running for over 5 years. They are now planning their third Summer Festival which will take place over July and August 2023.

The funding given by Cunninghame Housing Association will assist towards the Groups three ‘Annan Through the Ages’ exhibitions. They will form part of this year’s Summer Festival demonstrating: Independent Grocers and Supermarkets, School Memories and Industries and Buildings.

“We are delighted to be able to give financial support to Annan The History Town Group’s Summer Festival. After the success of earlier years and the feedback they have received it has proven to become an important date in the calendar for the community. They are giving an enjoyable day for all while learning about the town’s rich heritage.”

Lesley Keenan, Chairperson of CHA

Making Our Communities a Better Place

The funding came from the Associations “Making Our Communities a Better Place Fund”. The fund runs throughout the year (1st April to 31st March) until the shared funding is exhausted.

Local Groups or individuals interested in finding out more about the Associations Making Our Communities Better Places Fund can do so by visiting our website where you can also download an application form.

You can also checkout our previous fuding awardees here: Dumfries & Galloway MOCBP Archives – Cunninghame Housing Association (

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