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Memories of Newmains
I remember sliding down the slag bing on breadboards we stole from behind the Co -op on Westwood Road. My granny lived on Westwood Road near the sweetie shop which was later bought by Dan McArdle. My granny's house had an outside toilet whitch was about 30 yards from the back door - not funny. I remember an out building where the woman did their washing together in a big wooden tub called a bine, I think. I remember all the kids being wased in the tub on washdays, no mater if your mother was there or not. I remember the wee shop on Westwood Road called the pantry, owned by Ammie Jacconelli.
Growing up in Bonkle 1955-1965
I can remember going daily to Woody Point to play ,and Marjorie Archibald's horses, Flash and Storm...and the 2 wee ponies at Woody Point, Taffy and Percy.. .great days we had, me and Christine Tyrie, building our houses in the trees. I left Bonkle to go to Braedale in 1965 and had great times there. Being one of nine we were always kept busy, down the burn, at the water swings, and up at the old slag bing. By Elaine Kyle.
Memories of Newmains
My family moved to Newmains from Overtown, we lived in Woodside Crescent. My dad worked in Kingshill pit in Allanton. We always played in the street or went swimming in the Melvin. I attended Allanton primary school then Newmains J S.
Playing Out in Kilmichael Avenue
My happiest memories of our street is of me and my sisters playing with our friends. We played all sorts of games ... skipping ropes ... peever ... tig ... film stars ... swaping scraps ... We were never bored, in fact we enjoyed ourselves so much that we hated when night time came and we were called in to go to bed. We never had much money, but we were always happy.
This was the year I was born in what was then seen as Parkside because it was the top half of the village. I was born in Knownoble Street and some of my most earliest memories were of being raised in a three generation household. Then of sneaking through a neighbourghs garden to get to the swing park. Of Scott's Farm where fresh milk came from every day and of Allen's shop where Besty was not only the teacher but the one that kept it running with her Mother. Then when I was a little older I moved closer to Allen's shop on Biggar Road right handy for the bus stop for going to and from School.
I was sent to live with my grandparents John and Teen (Christine) McIndoe in Wishaw at the start of theSecond World War. They lived at 62 East Academy Street, and when old enough I attended East Academy Street School. I loved that time, my grandfather was a baker at the Co-op in Wishaw (head baker I believe) and I used to get cream buns (left overs) from the bakery which I thought were fantastic. My grandfather also used to belong to the bowls club. In my memory they were happy times, although I do remember being carried down to the wash house one night when German planes were overhead. I slept in the proverbial (hole in the wall) and thought it was the best bed ever. There were also trips down the Clyde to Rothesey on a steam boat, many many happy memories.
Prefabs Alexander Ave Wishaw
We lived at No 11 Alexander Avenue the Mcallisters. There was our eldest brother John (MAC) who sadly passed away on the 19th February this year. Our next brother Gordon (JOC) who thankfully is still with us. Then there's me, Ellen, who lives in London and have done for over 40 years and last but not least our Elsie who still lives in Wishaw. All of us went to Wishaw Academy between the 1950s and 1960s. The one thing I would dearly love to see is an aerial photograph taken of the prefabs which I am sure dates back to the 1950s which I know appeared in the Wishaw Press. I have tried the Wishaw Press Office but they have no record of it and the library was burned down so no record of the prefabs survived. If anyone can help to trace either that photo or any other of the prefabs I would be most obliged. thanking you in anticipation.