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Wonderful site. Accessible and friendly with a wealth of gems. I am researching my great grandfather William Stevens, (C1866). So most references are a bit late for me but fascinating none the less.

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I had a friend in the RSF who, I think, came from Catrine or Sorn. His name was Archie Mcfadyen. Are there any McFadyens still in the area?
If you are interested I have a picture or two of him during the Army days.


Added: February 22, 2016
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Hello Rab,

My 2X Great Grandfather was John Lyle, a Catrine labourer who died in 1909 at the Catrine expo farm (?) from an accident with a horse pulling a hay rake.
His son (my Great grandfather), George Haining Lyle came to Pennsylvania in 1882 as a Carnegie steelworker.
I am hoping to find relatives and photographs of John, George, and other 1880 - 1900 Lyle family members from Catrine to share with my Dad. He turned 95 last September and tells stories of Catrine told to him by his grandfather (George Haining Lyle).
Cheers!
Jonathan Lyle


Added: January 23, 2016
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I had a blip with my guestbook not working for people signing in but it seems OK now. Email me if you have any trouble in future.

Added: January 22, 2016
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Enjoyed reading your History and just viewed the "Project" video enjoying both.
My family history from Catrine dated to 1850-1870 when my GGGrandparents Samuel and Sarah lived in the village first on Bridge street then on Wood Street. They had several children during that period some of whom died but three survived to emigrate with their parents to Newburgh, NY, USA
Looking at google street view it would appear that the houses they may have lived in have been replaced, are there any photos of the homes on Bridge and Wood dating to the 1860's.
Thanks, John


Added: October 8, 2015
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I would like to contact any of my relatives through my mother - Jean Martell - I do know that she had brothers from Catrine - all deceased as far as I know. Francis, James, Bernard McDowell. I think she had a sister Theresa. My mum immigrated to Canada after marrying Robert Martell at the end of WW2.

Added: October 3, 2015
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Added: September 29, 2015
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Your newspaper article about the opening of the Howford Bridge in 1962, took me back to those days, when as a young student in Edinburgh, I was looking for a Summer job back home in Catrine and ended up working on the bridge. It was backbreaking work and as part of a gang of workmen, we had to move concrete kerb stones from lorries to pavement. I only lasted about three weeks as I simply could not do the physical work involved. However, I did see the bridge being opened but missed the 'political' occassion.

Added: September 26, 2015
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I HAVE NOT WRITTEN FOR A WHILE . SO JUST A MESSAGE TO ALL WHO WHERE ABOUT 8-9 YEEARS OLD IN 1958ish>ANDWENT TO SCHOOL IN CATRINE . IF ANY OF YOUR READERS REMEMBER THE FOLLOWING......SATURDAY PICTURES ,,SWIMMING IN THE RIVER ,,THE DREADED SCHOOL AND THE VICIOUS STRAP, OR CANE ....ICANT REMEMBER BUT I AM SURE I DESERVED IT.
PLEASE CONTACT ME AS THERE SEEM TO BE SO FEW OF US LEFT, WHICH I CAN ONLY PUT DOWN TO GOOD LIVING!!!!!!

PLEASE KEEP THIS SITE GOING , IT IS A LIFELINE TO THE PAST. I WAS KNOWN AS SCOTT


Added: September 7, 2015
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Some help please, I joined the Army in 1963 and never really spent much time in Catrine after that. I do remember in the mid-60s that a "cold war bunker" was built up near the cemetery - can anyone provide any more information about it please.

Added: August 1, 2015
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