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I remember going with my granny to what they led the home leagh on a Wednesday in the new road .during the meeting they came round with peas in vinegar . must have farted all the way home .

I attended Ayr Academy when it was a primary school but left at the end of P.4 when that department closed. But I returned in 1963 after passing the eleven plus, much to my primary school teacher's surprise. So many memories of school. Wandering around between classes in the first year following the pretty senior girls. We all had a (...Read full memory)

I remember Bobby Rab and his roan & white Clydesdale horse that pulled the big cart with Bobby Rab sitting on it. They worked for Murray Forrest the coal merchant in Beresford terrace and delivered coal. They could be seen in Burns Statue Square with the horse drinking out of the fountain situated opposite the Ayrshire & (...Read full memory)

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)

My memories are so many good times, I lived at the ice Rink on Beresford Terrace I skated there almost everyday. I would get so perturbed when the curling would start because they cut our skate space to quarter ice. Sunday was the day when after church we would walk the High Street looking in the shop windows "window shopping" You (...Read full memory)

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 my pal at school always wanted a mouse but never had any money . one day he came to me and said the man had gave him one for nothing and would i keep it in my hut . well the first time i went to feed it it came out the box , ran up my arm, jumped on to the ground and was never seen again . it was a wild one that the guy had caught in the shop |

I remember when I was at Newton Academy School there was a wee tuck shop across the road called Wee Andys. It was the front room of their house and they sold sweets and Iron Bru drinks. The size of the drinks depended on how much money you had. A penny drink was served in a Shippans paste jar and you could buy up to a threepenny drink ...happy days.

I was a pupil at Ayr Academy in the mid 1960`s.The dance studio was then Cathcart Church and I remember our school attending there for an episode of Songs of Praise. I can also remember Ayr Academy taking part in Top of the Form on BBC radio, it was recorded in the boys gym in the Academy.

Can anyone help? I am looking for a photo of the above place where my Granny and the family lived in 1911, their address was 13 Craigmiller Building, Lymonds Wynd Ayr. I always thought this address was King Street, Ayr could be that King Street is where Spion Kop was?