Nostalgic memories of Auldgirth's local history
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I remember Auldgirth fondly,the school the people realy great times.Ilived at hillend farm it was quite a walk to school,The football park was in one of our fields great times.If any one remembers me Iwould likr to hear from them .Jim Johnstone .
My father Colin Seaton was born and raised in Auldgirth, he was the youngest of 5 children. He left Scotland when he was 17 and now lives in australia. Does anyone remember the Seaton family at all? I visited Auldgirth back in 2007 and there wasn't anyone around that remember my fathers family, any information would be great
i went to school with one of the daughters who lived in this house she said it was very creepy. last year 2013 my son attended closeburn nursery with a little girl whos family are now living there and they said there are not so much sightings now but they do continue to hear and feel things particularly in the upstairs of the house.
My G.G.G.Grandmother was Elizabeth Jardine. She was born at Auldgirth in the 1700s. She married Matthew MacDougal. When visiting the areas of interest around Dumfries, a Mr. Crockett from Dunscore, explained that Auldgirth had been a big farm at one time in the past. Does anyone have any historical information on the site?
About 10 to 15 years ago I remember reading an article in the Sunday Post concerning a haunted cottage in Auldgirth. Apparently there was a considerable amount of poltergeist activity and eventually a clergyman was called in to perform a rite of exorcism. Does anybody have any more information? Has the poltergeist activity continued or ceased?
My mother and I evacuated from Glasgow to Auldgirth in 1941 to escape the bombing immediately following the Clydebank bombing. We stayed with a wonderful family called Collins who were friends of my father's family. Mr Collins in peacetime was a gardener on the Kennedy Estate called I remember "The Big (...Read full memory)
I was born in Hayfield Cottages, Auldgirth in April 1931. My first year at school Mrs Garthwaite was my teacher. She lived in the house just north of the school. In the mid 30s my brother Bob and I saw an airship fly over Barbra Mill. Can anyone else remember that? Aulgirth sports were held in the field across from the inn. (...Read full memory)