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Loved looking at the town it is lovely. We were looking at a rental home there and decided to look more into the photos and we think it looks like where we grew up(new milns and darvel,galston. Thank you for the tour great web sight :D

Added: October 10, 2013
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The Smithy referred to by Robin Stevenson in Wood Street was a great wee man. We used to go there to get 'special' nails (horse shoe nails)to bore holes in chestnuts, so that we could play 'conkers'. Health and safety' have tried to restrict playing conkers and some schools have banned the game. Changed days!

Added: September 14, 2013
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hI RAB does the REDlion STILL DO B B THEY DID THE LAST TIME I WAS THERE BUT THAT WAS A WHILE AGO

Admin reply: The Red Lion is a ruin now Esther. There is no hotel or bed and breakfast in Catrine these days.


Added: September 14, 2013
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Hi there Rab,I was interested to see your entry for Alex Kidd the blacksmith.Was there a second blacksmith shop in Catrine? They one I remember when I was wee was in Wood Street,just round the corner from Joe Mutti's chip shop;I used to watch the smithy work there in the mid 1940s.I have just joined facebook and found some old school friends and some good new friends in the village.I left there in 1959 to work in London as a polisman.I have been retired now for 26 years.

Added: September 6, 2013
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Hi Rab

My Grandparents George Gibb was born in Sorn and Amelia Hutchison his wife was born in Galston. I have a photo copied sheet of poetry which is headed "Lines, composed by Robert Gibb, Junior, Catrine". Unfortunately I do not have a date when it was published or where it came from, although it was with my mothers paperwork and sadly she has passed away. It appears that the poetry was written whilst he was confined to bed awaiting the inevitable. Robert Gibb seems to be a popular name as I can see at least 4 possible Robert Gibb's in my family tree. I was wondering if someone might have any knowledge about any poems by this fellow?


Added: September 2, 2013
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Hi Rab - you and Tony never did call in to sample that special bottle of red wine - feel free when you take the notion.
Anyway re the school photo on page 1 [maisie neilson's class] this should fill some of the blanks
row 1 jim mcdowall,david cairns,harry gorman,george caldwell,jim buck,eric clark,tom cowan, ?caldwell,sandy wilson,alistair kerr
row 2 ?welch,charlotte lyle,evelyn stobo,margaret wilson,fiona chisholm,effie poole,betty weir,margaret mckie,sheila pullar,wendy mccrae
row 3 margaret urquhart,jacqueline armitage,??,ann clark,moira sears,? mcneil,florence kerr,essie peden,mary little,? whyte,nancy kyle,elsie ferguson,? halliday
row 4 Tony Cano,Robert Fulton,connel irvine,benny clark and bill steele.

Should be able to fill in the remaning blanks in due course.
Keep up the good work.


Added: August 31, 2013
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first of all I would like to say its been great reading all the entries about Catrine. My mum was born in Scotland my nan was Catherine McColl. I have been trying to do my family tree so would love any info anyone has about the McColl family. Sadly my mum passed away 2006 her name was Martha born 1935. Any information would be fantastic. Also as im here does anyone know Thomas Jackson my dad he passed away 1970 age 37. As both parents and grandparents are deceased its hard to find anything out. thankyou so much .

Added: August 14, 2013
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Hi Rab just to let you know that it is my father with the bolar hat on the Broons lorry and he was well none as Larry in many of the pubs in Catrine and we lived in the creasent then moved up to gordon st then in 1964 I moved down here if you ever come across a photo of the stone of destiny I would like very much to see it as I am pulling it and the one we had has gone missing I think that the Cumnock chronical took the photo anyway your doing a great job
All the best
Lawrence


Added: August 4, 2013
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Hello,
My name is Nancy born in Glasgow now living in Toronto.
My Granny Kerr lived in Drongan. Once on holiday I had toothache and we went up to Dr McCrae and he took the tooth out for me never felt a thing he was ever so gentle he said when you go out you will see a shooting star and we did. I have never forgot his name and today I came across your site and here was his picture what a nice surprise. Loved your site keep up the good work. Best wishes. Nancy. :)


Added: August 1, 2013
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My wife and I will be visiting the third week in August. Catrine is where my Grandfather, William McKenzie Hind was Born He was one of eight children whose parents also were from the area...married in Catrine - Robert Hind & Mary McKenzie.

I am excited to visit my family homeland. They came to the US in 1890's.

Can't wait th visit Catrine and fulfill a dream I have had for a long time.

Thank for the great website.


Added: July 30, 2013
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