North Ayrshire Family History Society's next meeting will take place in Largs Library Community Room at 7.30 on Tuesday 11 February.

John Riddell, will give a talk on ‘The Fairlie Establishment-World War 2.

Sir Winston Churchill hailed the work done at Fairlie’s Fife boatyard during the Second World War as playing a major part in turning the tide against the Germans.

The British Prime Minister praised the work done at the Fairlie Anti-Submarine experimental establishment, which had taken over the village boatyard, between 1940-1946.

The Royal Navy Anti-submarine research establishment was forced to move from its base at Portland in Dorset, to Fairlie in November 1940, because of its close proximity to The Battle of Britain.

Visitors wishing to attend the talk will be made very welcome.