A Walk From The Plains on A Sunday,,
A few of us used to do the this walk on most Sundays. We used to meet at Bins Coalyard. Coming in to Plains from Clarkstone, we walked in to Plains, turn right past the signal box across the railway, over Calder Burn, up past Easter Moffet Golf Course ( were I used to live ) on to the junction. Turning left takes you to Plains Brickworks, turn right to Springbank Quarry past the Moffet Mills (where I worked) - you come out were Gimmercroft Farm is. Turn right past the Mull, I think the primary school - Moffet Mills Primary School, across the road was a small swing park next to the Co-op. Then by Old Bob Farm past Easter Moffet hospital and on to Maries chip shop in Clarkston. Almost a round route, of course it was fun all the way - Its amost 55 years and the memory is not so good but I think its correct...will add more... Read more
The Wee Bus to Whiterigg School And The Perils of Long Division.
The bus stopped in Wallace Street and we all piled on, Ann-Marie McCormack, Keiran O'Neil, Joseph O'Neil, Nora Brennan. Nora's Aunty Kate lived right next to where the bus stopped and if it was cold or raining we sheltered in the lee of her house until the bus arrived. Miss Quinn was the infant teacher, with Rose McGuire in Year Two then Mrs Murray. There was a Mrs Reagan somewhere along the line but I can't quite place her classroom. I do remember just about all of my neighbours in Jarvie Avenue. Peter Bailley, Joe, Rena, Isa Lambie. The McPheats, the Stewarts. Someone on another post mentioned the new houses being built. Anniesland View was the first row to go up if I remember correctly. And like the previous poster, I remember visiting Morton's farm for milk one cold wet morning. Mother had given me a big white enamel jug and as I walked into the muddy farm yard there was a stall with a huge bull snorting at me. I remember walking up Meadowhead... Read more
I remember moving from Caldercruix to the new scheme and it was great to have a bath in the house!!! They hadn't laid paths or put up fences but everyone was so pleased to get a new house it didn't matter. They started building more houses accross the road and Annieshill View that building site was our playground I don't think Health & Safety had been heard of then!!! Wen they did start putting up fences for our back gardens there was a load of stobs left overnight and we kids proceeded to build a log cabin which was taken down the next day by the fencers. I also remember going to St. David's School in Whiterigg and several buses picked us up at Wallace Street and if you missed the bus you had to walk to the school which was really quite enjoyable on a dry day. I remember getting milk from a farm, I think it was Morton's, but you had to take your own container. I... Read more
I remember the prefabs. I lived at Learigg Terrace from 1948 till about 1957 when we moved to the new houses in Livingston Drive. I can also remember Mortons Farm before the new houses were built, I think it was where the shops are now. My first school was Whiterigg.
Memories of Lanarkshire
Growing up in Whinhall Airdrie( Nee Mcguinness).
I remember going to the Duchess cafe at airdrie cross with moira mcluskey rosina mcaul and sheila Bradley in1956 We promised to meet there 10 years later, but i came to Canada, Moira to Massapequa New York, Sheila to Australia. Rosina stayed in Coatbridge. We all attended Elmwood Convent School in Bothwell. I worked in the Ministry of Pensions in Henderson, St Airdrie til 1960. Married James Wilson from Mavisbank St.
Glenmavis Primary School
My name was Dorothy Nilsen, I fondly remember Glenmavis Primary School, in late 1950-1960s, and then on to Airdrie High. I lived in a little cottage, 205 Glenmavis Road, just past the Burn and before the first bus stop to the village. I remember wee pals like Elizabeth, Aileen, Jennifer, Margaret and Ian, wee Archie and Willie Wilson. I eventually got a push-bike, and I'd get out to other villages and places just for exploring, adventure and picnics, growing up the village that somehow organised bus trips to Edinburgh and Hamilton and Motherwell, all to do with ice skating or similar.
We played in the surrounding fields and woods, had a post office/sweetie shop, Co-op, a newsagent that did frozen Jubilees, and a chip shop that always seemed to clean his fat out on a Monday.
I've got a couple of pictures, me and the whole class at Glenmavis School maybe 1961-63ish and a lovely one of a gorgeous collie dog Elizabeth and I used to walk for the... Read more
Personal Memories of A Child
I was born in 1942 and by the time I was five years old I has a brother and two sisters. My mum and dad used to send me up to Longriggend for weekends and holidays, probably because my mum was so busy with the other three and anyway I loved going to Longriggend to the house where my father was born. My grangmother lived at No 90 Main Street (the house is still there) and I spent many long happy holidays in that house. I particularly remember the hard winter of 1947 when I was up at my grandmother's for a weekend and got snowed in. I don't know how long I was there but the bulldozers came every night to clear the roads. I remember my Great-Uncle John telling me that the snow was up to the height of the telegraph poles all the way down telegraph road that led to Eastfield and Caldercruix. He was my dad's uncle and was the only person I knew who owned... Read more
I remember the long hot nights when we would all play football down the park till it got dark, the shops on the main street when you could buy any kind of sweets (or nick them if you were skint he,he), the bridge that divided the two halfs of Salsburgh, the club we used to watch our parents in on a Saturday night, thinking it would be great to be in there, and the gala day when if you didn't walk in the parade you never got a bag.
The Village Where I Grew up
I was born in Salsburgh. I moved to England 38 years ago. It has changed a lot since I left with new houses etc. I pass through a few times a year and often wonder how many people I knew still live in the village. It was nice to live in the country with all the fresh air. That's the only thing I miss about the village.
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