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Careston maps

Historic maps of Careston and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey and Samuel Lewis.   View all Careston maps

Careston photos

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Finavon| Melgund Castle| Brechin| Kinnaird| Edzell| Forfar

Careston area books

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Careston books
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Memories of Careston

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Angus memories

Brechin Brass Band

I have fond memories of the Worthies who played in Brechin band, most of who have now passed away. Uncle Dod was great at the band parties and always lead Ogrady Did. The band has had many highs and lows but still goes on due to a number of dedicated older members along with the juniors. Does anyone remember when the gas works flooded and we went out to gather the coal? It's a pity it's not there now as cheap fuel would be more than welcome.

A Wartime Memory

I was born in Forfar in 1928, and in 1940 after the fall of Poland, I was taken by my mother to see a march past of Polish troops at County Buildings, Forfar. I seem to recall that General Sikorski was taking the salute, but I might be mistaken.

Class Mates 1933-1945

People in my class at Forfar Academy included; John Hopkinson, George Peters, Ronald Cable, Ian Donald, Peggy Bell, Diana Thomson, Ray Irvine, Jean Kerr and Frances Stewart. Other names I remember were; Bruce Smith, Ella Clark, Barry McMath, George Maxwell, Robin and Roy Wood, Andrew Massie, Bill Stephen, Bessie Smith, Kathleen Valentine, Kathleen Milne, Ronald Cairns, Winnie Clelland, Edna Hendry, Ian Dick, David and Wilfred Lakie, Willie Gutrhrie, Willie Robinson, Ray Caird, Jean Fyfe, Betty Sampson and Joan Moir. Teachers including: Mr Bernard, Miss Fyffe, Miss Easton , Miss Sampson, Mr Mann, Mr Barber, Miss Carsewell and the rector JT Allardyce. Others I recall; Pat Ramsay, David Bell, David Guild, Helen Brown, Johnny Boath, Alice Whitton, Jeannie Byres, Alli Milne, Margaret Dick, Bill Reters, David Callander, Thornto Milne, James Waddell, Gilbert Hardie, Ree Smith and Mildred Lowson. I remember the Glasgow Empire Exhibition of 1937, the level crossing tragedy at Balmuckety Padanaram around 1943, news of the invasion of... Read more




I attended school headed by Dominie Colvin and indeed ended up living there along with two other evacuees, having previously lived at East Crachie with the Ogilvie family. I learnt, among other things, to make snares and nets to catch rabbits. How to drive a tractor on the farm and other farm work. At the school we put on a school play, which was also put on in Forfar. At 10 years old it was a good war away from the city. In the winter our daily 1/3 pint of milk frequently got frozen, an early version of frozen lollies. We often walked to Forfar to go to the cinema and see Flash Gordon on Saturday, usually followed by chips in the High Street. I later worked for Dave Drummond at Backmuir farm Carmylie having taken a liking to the countryside. At that time the summers seemed endless and the weather fine. We often played in the stream/burn that runs in the hollow to the south below Crachie. The name... Read more

Friends Who Lived in Greystone

My husband was in the Navy and we were stationed in Edzel from 1972 until 1975. We lived in Greystone in what was called 'The White House'. We had the greatest Scottish neighbours and I would so love to get in touch with them.   My children and grandchildren are coming to Scotland June 13, 2009. We are so excited about going back to the place where we loved. Our neighbors were Hans and Rose Goetz. I have lost touch with them and would like to know if anyone knows them or their whereabouts.

Thank you for any information you can give me on the Goetz and their children.

Linda Vick

The Weather

My parents, sister and I lived in Kinneff for a couple of years and I attended the little village school, Mr Hainings was the Head then. The weather was extreme, winters were full of snow and the lovely coal fire my mum to used to make, hours and hours were spent playing out in the summer, I remember one year when all the jelly fish arrived and we took a picnic and sat on the top watching them, another time there was a seal in the water. Wonderful place and wonderful memories.

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