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Memories of Lowthertown
Swimming at Eastriggs consisted of swimming in the sea when the tide was in because when the tide went out all that remained was miles of mud flats. However the local youths (of which I was one) created our own swimming pool by building a dam in the Dornock burn where the banks were slightly wider than the rest of the burn. We spent many hours bulding and rebuilding the dam and over a time the pool was deep enough to swim and dive in. I should think that most of the youth in Eastriggs learned to swim there. In the summer one question often asked of your friends was, "Are you going for a dook down the burn?". I lived in Eastriggs from 1933 to 1945 and have many memories of my time there.
Weekends at The Solway
I was born in Eastriggs in 1949 and lived at 17 The Green, Eastriggs. I had a couple of wee friends, Clare and Raymond. Sadly my mother Sara Tolan died and I was fostered out at the age of 7 years to new foster parents in Ayrshire, but they both passed away a few years ago. I visited The Green when I was 19 years old and it brought back fond and also sad memorable times. I shed a wee tear that day, but also had a smile thinking about the fun I had playing with my wee friends, those times will always be there. I remember going with my mum, gran, cousin Albert, Clare and Raymond to the Solway to paddle and play in the sea. It never failed to impress me, even at that young age,t hat every step I took I stepped on a flounder. I wonder if it is stiil the same today. I am now 62 years old. I have visited Eastriggs via a web... Read more
My grandfather, lived with his sister Nancy Hind (nee pagan), his wife Sophia, children Adam Maryjane in Annan. Nancy was married to George Hind. My grandfather was killed in the first world war in 1914 and his name, Isaac Pagan, is on the memorial in Annan. Nancy and George had 6 children, one died (william), Mary Ellen, Rose Hannah, Mary Jane Georgina - not sure about other names. The reason I mention Eastriggs is because Nancy (who would be my great aunt) lived in Eastriggs and died there, according to records. I wondered if anyone has any information on a Mrs Nancy Hind who I think died in 1996 aged 100? This is a genuine request - I also think there is a connection with the Halliday family.
Mossknowe House -- Teackle Mansion in The US
I live in the State of Maryland in the US and have never been to Scotland, although our family geneology has been traced there. My reason for writing is this house.
In my town of Princess Anne, Maryland, we have a house known as Teackle Mansion, built in 1802 by Littleton Dennis Teackle who toured Scotland in 1799 and was inspired by the architecture to recreate, to the best of his abilities, a Scottish manor house which he encountered. Mossknowe House is the one we (the historical society of Somerset County, Maryland) believe to be the one. I will provide you with a link to the Teackle Mansion in Princess Anne so you can see for yourselves!
Do you know if the home is privately owned? If so, is there any way in which we can contact the owners to share this information? Thank you so much for this site!
The link is: http://teackle.mansion.museum
Linda Dykes Alder
Searching through Scotlands People for the details about my grandfather Mr Thomas Watt McLean, I have found that he was a gamekeeper staying at South Lodge,Kirkpatrick Fleming,Mossknowe round about 1920 to 1922, maybe longer. His wife was Jamesina and there was two sons, one named Ian and the other Tom. I would appreciate any further information about him, as I have a gap from 1919 to 1936 that I am trying to research.
I went to school in Gretna and we were well educated, we also got the strap if we even spelt something wrong, we respected everyone. Teachers were Mr and Mrs Glasspool, Miss Davidson (?), Mr Priestley (?), and maths was Mr Macdonald and the head - well, I never liked Mr Liddle. There was a shop by the school that sold halfpenny licorice and sherbet dippers. The picture house was where I saw my first film 'Love Me Tender' with Elvis. There was a fair that came regular ly to Gretna, Slaters and Cadonas. Money was hard but we loved it. I went back a couple years ago, and what a change. The prefabs where all my friends lived have gone, and the school is a residential home or something. I would love to hear from anyone else from these days, thank you.
Gretna And Gretna Green
I remember all of the things written about Gretna in the 1950s already published. The sweet shop also sold wonderful red ice lollies. My best friend was Linda McTravers. My uncle was drowned in the Solway Firth in 1917, long before my birth but the shadow of his death hung over our lives. My father and his other 5 siblings also went to Gretna school. My father was taught by Mr Glasspool as was I. I remember the fish and chips shop, Toni was the owner. The fair held once a year was held on the bomb crater created when Gretna was bombed in the Second World War. The doctor's surgery was held in the green hut at the bottom of the High Street, next to Tatnals the drapers' shop. I was born in Gretna Green in 1947. I played with my brother in the Blacksmith shop, we often played in the old carriages and we played at stage coaches. I have a copy of the Blacksmith's Story signed by... Read more