This week, we are looking back at the top South Ayrshire stories and pictures from October 2003.

Who can you spot in these photos from the Advertiser files?

Ayr Advertiser: Annbank

Pupils past and present gathered to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Annbank Primary School. And pupils and villagers dressed up in period costumes to march from the site of the original thatched school to the new Annbank Primary.

Ayr Advertiser: Dinner

Popular Glenburn Primary dinner lady Fenella Harley served up her final dish at the school. The 60-year-old bid farewell to pupils, staff and friends after 21 years of unstinting service at the Prestwick school. The pupils bought their favourite dinner lady a bird table as a present.

Ayr Advertiser: Carrick

PUPILS from Carrick Academy were hungry for success after entering a national cookery contest to come up with the perfect school dinner. Pictured are Katrina McIntosh and James Erskine.

Ayr Advertiser: Gardenrose

Staff and pupils at Gardenrose Primary School in Maybole played their part in Macmillan Cancer Care’s “World’s Biggest Coffee Morning“ fundraiser in October 2003 with friends and family joining in.

Ayr Advertiser: Marr reunited

The Marr College Class of 1963 were re-united at Troon’s South Beach Hotel in October 2003. At the party, 30 old friends enjoyed a buffet meal. Earlier that day they were taken on a tour of their old school. Organiser Lesley Keith said: “The girls in our year have met up from time to time but the boys haven’t so we thought we’d have a get-together as it’s 40 years since we all left. “

Ayr Advertiser: Barassie pupils take on the North Beach Challenge in 2003

Barassie Primary School pupils used any means they could to take part in a race up and down Troon’s north shore in October 2003. The youngsters were taking part in the Barassie Primary PTA North Beach Challenge in which anything goes - bicycles, scooters, buggies, roller blades, lots of feet and even a tractor!