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Granny's Cottage (1950's) - a Memory of Tillicoultry.

My elderly grandmother lived in the last cottage at the top of Upper Mill Street opposite the Clock Mill. A brief description during the 1950’s might be of some historical interest. A small bedroom faced the front door, which was the only entrance and exit to the cottage. Immediately on entering, another door on the left led into the living room where along the facing wall was a huge black-grated fireplace. Above it was a gas mantle, which after dark gave off an eerie blue light. A recess in the rear wall contained a bed, concealed during the day by a curtain draped from the ceiling. An outside toilet – the only one – consisted of a tiny wooden hut and was accessed through a garden gate on the end of the cottage.


A memory shared by John Cunningham on Dec 18th, 2013. Send John Cunningham a message

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