Creetown Memories

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I lived at 2 Chain Road in the 50's sandwiched between the Loves and the Harveys with my parents and brothers, Jeff and Richard. The Lindsays lived two doors away with Johnny and Gillian. Our neighbour's were great characters especially Mr and Mrs Love who had an open house so we were in and out with Reggie all the time. Gowan (...Read full memory)

My husband lived in Creetown, in Loudon Place. His name is Derek Brown, his brother John still lives in Loudon Place. We live in Hereford but visit Creetown often. Derek talks about his childhood a lot and the.

I was born in Harbour Street in 1946 then in 1948; moved to one of the new houses built post war (22 Louden Place). I remember well all the families; Herries, Cronnie, Cowan, Eadie, Hughes, Parker, McCallum, Brown, McDowall, Boyle, Barras, Galloway ,Ross, Longridge, Timony, McGuffie, Coltart, Muir, Gray, Lupton (...Read full memory)

I have picked 1953 because I was ten then. My father, Willie, was a Hughes and my mother, Ekbery, was a Farrell. There were loads of us in the Ferry. I lived in 9 St John St then we moved the 5 Louden Place when it was built. My father was a shot firer at the quarry until he got blown up and (...Read full memory)

I left Creetown 50 years ago to live and work in Suffolk. I have happy memories of playing football with about 20 aside each night and went back the next night to carry on with the score. I used to love watching Creetown FC and their players were your heroes in those days. Fairy Cowan played for my other team QOS (...Read full memory)

Friends of the family owned a remote cottage towards Cairnsmoor from Creetown. We holidayed from Surrey on steam-hauled trains via Carlisle to the end of the world. Sheep scratched their backs on the corner of the cottage. Brown water baths were handpumped and cooking was on an explosive paraffin cooker. As a small boy (...Read full memory)

I was born at what was then no 5 Chain Terrace in 1935. My name then was Arthur O'Hara. My surname has since been changed to Harrow. The photo of Chain Terrace in this site shows the house that I was born in (I think), with the school straight across the road. I moved from there with my parents and brother Gordon (...Read full memory)

This brings back so many memories to me.I was born in 1956 registered just up the hill in the congo at 10 Chain terrace.But all my childhood memories are of the wonderfullly happy time I spent at 3 Chain road with my Grandma and Granda Love. Hugh Love (old Ped) was at various times milkman for Skimmings,drove (...Read full memory)