The Society meets on the second Monday of each month at 7.15 pm in the Heritage Rooms at Milton Row, Dunipace. Meetings will continue throughout the year.
The next meeting of the Society is on Monday 14th of October 2019 at 7.15 pm.
On Monday 21st of October 2019 at 7.15 pm - Bruce Keith will give a talk on 'Scottish Bridges'.
He is a surveyor and environmentalist, having started his professional career working on several Perthshire and Aberdeenshire estates and in Edinburgh with the Department of Agriculture. Bruce moved to England in 1996 as Chief Surveyor with English Nature, but kept his Scottish connections, retiring five years ago as Head of Property at SSE. Bruce's interest in bridges stems from his childhood. His passion for Scottish history, geography and landscape is a recurring theme, captured in "Bridgescapes".
On Monday the 30th of September Geoff Bailey will give a talk on World War 1 starting at 7.15pm in the Heritage Rooms .
The talk looks at the extensive list of men and women from the Falkirk area who served in the First World War – over 13,000 of them.
Most locals joined the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders or the Royal Scots, but the third highest number was in a regiment that many would struggle to even name.
Having such a comprehensive list means that it would be possible to see such things as the average age of death or the death rate for individual months or events.
One such event was the Battle of Jutland where a number of Bo’ness men died.
We can also determine that the rate of attrition for soldiers who had previously served in the police was much greater than average.
And rather startlingly, in the year after the war was over ten men died in industrial accidents in the Falkirk area!
On Monday 13th May 2019 Christine Bell will give a talk on Cycling without Age prior to our monthly meeting at 7.15 pm in the Heritage Rooms.
The war memorial plaque saved from the offices of Carrongrove Paper Mill, has finally been relocated at Carronbank one-stop shop.
This was done with the help of the members of Denny and Dunipace Heritage Society, a number of whom can be seen at the unveiling.
The AGM of the Society took place on Monday 8th April 2019 at 07.00 pm in the Heritage Rooms, 13 Milton Row, Dunipace.
(Membership subscriptions were due at this meeting
On Monday 4th March, 2019 at 7pm, David Reid from the John de Graeme Society came along to the Heritage Rooms to talk about John de Graeme and show some pictures.
There will be no meetings of the Society in December 2018.
The next meeting will be held on Monday 14th January 2019 at 7.15 pm.
Local History Week Denny – WW1
On Friday 11th May, 2018 the Denny & Dunipace Heritage Society were invited by Falkirk Community Trust to take part in their history week in Denny Library, where they showed pictures, information, and artefacts they have, relating to World War One in the Denny & Dunipace area.
In the picture in front of one of the displays are John Jack, Val Johnston and George McArthur some of the members.
The AGM of the Society will take place on Monday 9th April 2018 at 07.00 pm in the Heritage Rooms, 13 Milton Row, Dunipace.
(Membership subscriptions are due at this meeting
It is with sadness we learn of the passing of BILL JACK on 21st February 2018.
Bill will be sadly missed by the members of Denny and Dunipace Heritage Society.
His funeral service will take place at Denny Cemetery on Thursday 8th March 2018 at 2.30 pm.
Robert Spears will give a talk on Monday 4th December 2017 about the 2004 Iraqi Invasion – Expeditionary Force.
Monday 29th February 2016 - Tom Rintoul - give a talk on Policing in the Denny Area.
On 22 November 2014 the Society held a WW1 Exhibition in the Heritage Rooms at 13 Milton Row, Dunipace
(To see EXHIBITS Click on this LINK)