THE Irvine Meadow Wednesday Club hosted a talk by Crawford Fulton last week in co-operation with Fullarton Historical Society.

Crawford began his talk with an outline of the nature of the partnership between Irvine Meadow Community Club and the Clyde Imagineering Volunteer Group. He sketched out the seven projects which make up the five year ‘Rising Tide’ programme.

The main focus. however, was on “Famous Irvinites.” Irvine’s rich crop of writers, artists and engineers was examined and illustrated with fascinating slides showing examples of their work. Among these were samples of the artwork produced by four Irvine artists: examples of the postcards, printed using a pioneering process which imitated wax crayons, devised and executed by Andrew Allan; the paintings of George Henry; the watercolours of Monro S Orr; and the woodcuts of Agnes Miller Parker. The artists all trained at The Glasgow School of Art.

After tea and biscuits, members took part in a lively question and answer session.

The club return to their football roots with a proposed visit to the Scottish Football Museum at Hampden Park in the near future.