Memories of Ashgill


I remember Ashgill well, my mum was born and brought up there. They lived at 51 Bogside Rd, granda was a miner. I never met my gran, she died when my mum was very young - their name was Dodds. There was Lizzie, Mary, Matt, Jeannie and John. Can anyone tell me if there was a wee shop at the bottom of Bogside Rd called Queenies? I am sure there was - anyway great times was had in Ashgill.

A memory of Ashgill by Jean Mcbride

I Was Born In Ashgill

I was born above the old post office in Ashgill and my family moved to Cornsilloch when I was around 6 months old. My whole family from my grannie and grandad Nellie Waddell and John Smith and their parents Hugh Smith all lived in Ashgill Prospect Drive and Douglas drive. My uncle Sandy had tomato houses out at Ayr ...Read full memory

A memory of Ashgill by John Smith

Fond Memories Of Ashgill

My Dad was from Ashgill and my Mum was from Stonehouse. Emigrated to Canada in 1957 where I was born. First visit to Scotland in 1967 and met my grandparents in Ashgill - 15 Bogside Rd - Peter and Jeanie Hamilton. My Dad was Willie Hamilton, or Bill. Am very familiar with the school in Dalserf - Dempsters garage - ...Read full memory

A memory of Ashgill by Catherine Wells

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