Memories of Kirn


I was brought up in Enmore and lived there from 1934 till 1947. The hotel was owned by my grand parents. I lived there with my mother and father who worked in the hotel. I went to Dunoon Grammar School starting in 1938.

I'm a navy brat ... I lived on the promenade in 1963 and used to watch the Polaris submarines come down the river and go into Holy Lock and tie up to the  submarine tenders and dry docks for repairs. I was a young boy at the time and attended Scottish public schools. I loved this country, this town and this magical place of (...Read full memory)

I lived in Kirn from 1933 to 1948 when we moved about one mile to Hunters's Quay. The pier was owned by Mr. Imrie and it cost 1p to get on or off. Next to the pier was the coal pier of solid construction and that is where children fished from. Puffers called to unload coal for Mr. Imrie's coal business. I often got the boat for (...Read full memory)

My lifetime in Kirn ran from birth in 1948 until I left the area in 1968 to become a policeman in Newcastle upon Tyne. My family lived in Argyll Terrace (No. 8). I worked with George Fraser the grocer for at least seven years and spent summers with Reg Brooks and Hugh McLachlan at Kirn Lido, pushing boats out for 5 (...Read full memory)

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