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Over two hundred villagers attended the unveiling of the war memorial in Maddiston last Sturday. The Salvation army band, the RAF cadets, the Territorial Army and representatives from the Royal British Legion and the Associations of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and the Royal Engineers made a fine site. The Veterans Minister Keith Brown, the MP Micheal Connerty, the MSP Angus MacDonald and our Provost and Deputy John Fitzpatrick attended along with our councillors. Despite earlier strong objections from residents,The plan for a 70metre high wind turbine beside the golf course has been resubmitted. Residents wishing to object to this project should immediately do so with Falkirk Council. Maddiston Development Trust company has been established for the benefit of the community and a public meeting will be held shortly to take this forward.
A warm welcome awaits you at Maddiston Salvation Army. Morning Worship is every Sunday at 10.30 a.m. in the Salvation Army Centre, Main Street, Maddiston. The weekly programme is as follows: Tuesday- Lunch Club at 12.30 p.m. Ladies meeting 2 p.m. Kids Club (5 – 12 year olds) 5.30 p.m. Thursday – Parent and Toddlers 9.30 p.m. Bible Study 6 p.m. Friday – Parent and Toddlers 9.30 p.m. All welcome. For further information, contact 01324 711973. Meanwhile, the organisation is looking to develop its programme and it is always looking for volunteers.
Polmont Golf Club continues cabaret/dance evenings when Splendid Gentlemen perform at the club next Saturday, June 28, between 8.30 p.m. and midnight. Tickets, priced £3, can be booked with Tam Forsyth and Zander, or enquire at the bar. There will be no entry on the night without a ticket. Meanwhile, a domino competition goes ahead every Sunday in the Manuelrigg premises at 4 p.m. All are welcome and winners can look forward to the first prize of a Coo Pie.
The family service at 11.30 a.m. on Sunday will be taken by John Youth from West Calder. Children can go into their own groups at 12 p.m. The evening service at 6.30 p.m. will be taken by tom Stables from Bo’ness. His subject will be “A faith that tames the tongue”. James 3:1-12. the prayer meeting will be on Wednesday at 7.30 p.m.
Maddiston and Rumford Local History Group meet today (Thursday, June 26) at 1 p.m. in Maddiston Community Centre, we are researching the history of the parish of Muiravonside and we would welcome anyone who has an interest in the area, so come on and join us. We were happy to be at the unveiling of the new War Memorial in Maddiston on Saturday and to this end a Roll of Honour for those from Maddiston, Rumford, and Craigs; Avonbridge (only part of this village is in our parish), Blackbraes, and Crosscroes; and Standburn and Muiravonside Landward, who died in the two World Wars has been compiled and is on view in Maddiston Community Centre, anyone wishing to view it is welcome to do so, just ask at the front desk.
Last Sunday Morning Service was conducted by the Rev Louise McClements, assisted by Mrs Amanda McQuarrie. During the Intimations a warm welcome was given to Mrs Jacqueline Dignan who was our organist for the Service. This Sunday, Morning Service starts at the usual time of 11.30 a.m. and will be conducted by the Minister. The Banner Group meets at 2 p.m. each Friday in Shieldhill and Blackbraes Church hall. Please note on Sunday, July 6 the annual Joint Service will be held in Shieldhill Church and starts at 10 a.m. There will be no Service that Sunday in Muiravonside Church.