Ayr, The Tam O' Shanter Inn 1900

Memories of Ayr


I recall my pals and I going to Ayr harbour and picking up the herring and mackerel, which dropped off the baskets when the boats were unloaded, and selling them round the nieghbours' houses. Herring were 1 old penny and mackerel 2 old pennies. Today (2008) a herring costs £1 each! 240 times dearer. We would make dens up Craigie (...Read full memory)

Happily walking along Ayr beach with an ice cream from the Wellington Cafe, paddling in the sea with my parents! Eating wonderful fish and chips on a windy day. Getting breakfast rolls from one of the many bakers to take back to my aunt's. Going skating at the ice rink with my cousins.

hi can anyone help me im looking for the craig family. my gran's maiden name was craig jean--joan craig. she had a sister called lizzy-georgina and a brother called patrick-albert. lizzy's daughter jeannett lived in annbank in the sixtys i think she had 2 children her husband's name was davy. my gran married alaxander ramage from glasgow. hope someone can help me please thank you. :)

I remember going to newton park school and on the corner of walker road and somerset toad was hamilton's tin hut, selling penny drinks (basically coloured water)

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