Memories of Ardpeaton


I was born in 1938 in a cottage on theRroseneath Castle estate where my father was a gardner at the castle, £2 a week free house and a ton of coal a year. The boat came in at high tide offloaded 60 ton coal and provisions all removed by horse and cart before the tide came back in again. Adam and Eve were 2 of the oldest trees in ...Read full memory

A memory of Ardpeaton

Maee Rhu 1939 45

My late father Bob Bird served with Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment Rhu during World War 11. MAEE was a secret wing of the RAF that that tested flying boats and seaplanes. It lost several crew but their sacrifice is not widely known. I hope to place a Poppy Cross on Rhu war memorial in their memory. Does anyone ...Read full memory

A memory of Ardpeaton by Robin Bird

Happy Days

I came to live in Ardpeaton Lodge at the age of 2 when my father was transferred from Wales to Coulport. At that time the Lodge was owned by the MOD along with Ardpeaton House which was further up the drive. Two years later the House was converted into 5 flats and we were moved out of the Lodge and moved into one of the ground ...Read full memory

A memory of Ardpeaton by Carole Squier

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