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Dongola Road

Dongola is a town in Sudan. It was captured in 1896 by British and Egyptian troops commanded by General Sir Herbert Kitchener during his campaign against the Mahdists. They had established a breakaway Islamic state in Sudan, which belonged to British-controlled Egypt. In 1902 Ayr Town Council granted architect John Murdoch permission to give this name to the new street. It is unclear if there is a local connection.