My Memory , Janice Mcphail, (Stewart Now.). - a Memory of Strathmiglo.

I moved to Strathmiglo with my family in 1958, it had a lot of shops then a dentist, a chip shop and cafe inside, a picture house we go through the right of way through the hotel to get to the picture house, when we were 15 princess margaret came to visit us at our youth club where the picture house was , we all were given a yellow card to hand to the detectives the whole of strathmiglo was mobbed with police etc, she was lovely all dressed in green green outfit and hat, she watched and saw what we made with our jewellery making, they had judo at our youth club and willie shields our teacher put on a show with the Judo team of us, it was great meeting her she was really bonny , it made our year, there were loads of photos in the newspaper , she never stayed too long about 30 minutes I think, it must have been 1971 or 1972, I wasnt working I was still at school at bell-Baxter, we had discos there or in the church hall at christmas or that time, we used to have a party at the primary school and the minister came and handed us a bar of chocolate and an orange, we loved being brought up in strathmiglo , we were never in always out playing , either at hasteys pond pinching tadpoles or guddling for fish up the river eden, or sticklebacks catching them in our fishing nets robert allinson sold every summer a fishing net away we went catching wee fish, there were a lot of old houses in strathmiglo with pig stys out their gardens, in bankwell where we live there were wells they must have used for washing the clothes , when my dad dug his garden for planting tatties in he used to find like stone flying saucers type things they must have used them to lay on the cloth to not them blow away , there was a circle with a mound in the middle , dad dug them up a lot , we never thought to keep a couple, I've loads of stories but I will text again love janice xxxxxxxxxx

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