Renton Memories

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I was born in Renton, we stayed in Back Street before moving to Tullichewan in the late forties. I have happy memories of my childhood in Back Street. Ann Webb was looking for information about our family; there were 7 brothers and 2 sisters in your father's family - Pat, Bill, George, Jack, Sanny(Alex) and Dan, sisters were Mary (...Read full memory)

Hello anyone who can help me! My dad was born in the Renton. I am trying to find any of my aunts/uncles or cousins. My dad's name was Alexander (Alec) Fleming. He was one of five brothers, Bill, Dan, Jim and Tommy. There was also a sister I think, her name was Mary, May(?) I have great memories of going by bus (...Read full memory)

It was so lovely to read all your stories, it brought back lots of memories for me. I was born at 6 Cordale Avenue, Renton and went to the Renton Public and YES, I remember Miss Valance, the first day at school I got the strap, but I still had a wonderful childhood growing up in the Renton, going up the (...Read full memory)

My name is Barry Graham and I lived at 35 Cordale Road which was one of the prefabs, as they were know in Renton. I have two brothers, Colin and Freddy, Colin still lives in Dumbarton and Fred lives in Sydney, I myself live in Perth in Western Australia. I left the UK after serving an Indented Apprentice in Denny's in Dumbarton (...Read full memory)

Hi Marion,met your dad in the Laughing Fox pub in Alexandria when he came for holiday, I knew who he was for years but didn't know him to talk to, I knew his brother Eric better as he was more my age. I actually knew them from when they stayed in Woodside Crescent, Bonhill, as I was pals with Norrie McDonald who stayed there. Yours, Bernard (Benjy) Boyle.

I lived in Carman Road, Renton until the age of 4 but I have many memories of Renton as my gran and papa lived in the Back Street. I remember walking up the dam and picking the bluebells. To this day I love bluebells. I also remember the swans in the dam and I seem to remember a spring well where you could stop and have a drink. (...Read full memory)

Hello, I have written some memories about my childhood in Renton. It's amazing how many people you meet in the world.. I loved the Renton and Bonhill, places that I remember well, and some of the people that shaped my life.. My Mom's name is Helen Gray, her name was Helen Thomson she has three brothers, Robin, Jim, Alex and a (...Read full memory)

I was born in Alexandria but lived my whole life in Renton, the last place I lived was 3 McKim Walk. I also lived at 313 Main Street. I went to Renton public school and attended first year at Vale of Leven Academy. I loved growing up in Renton and all the adventures I had with my friends Lynn Smith and Elaine McFarlane. We (...Read full memory)