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Wednesday 03/21/2012 3:54:51am
Name: Iris Clanachan
E-Mail: ceo@fosteringkids.org.nz
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Location: Wellington New Zealand
Comments: Great site.
My Grandfather Tam Elliott was the janitor at Catrine School and my Mother Jemima Elliott was a local singer. I was dux of Catrine Primary [I believe the first girl dux] and I have a lovely gold heart dux medal.



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Friday 03/16/2012 10:08:46am
Name: Inglis Thomson
E-Mail: iandhthomson@aol.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: Midlands
Comments: Brilliant new site Rab. Keep up the good work. Your photographs of the village and surrounding area are great.

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Saturday 02/04/2012 3:29:18pm

Name:  Janet Duncan nee Elliott

Referred By:  Just Surfed In

Location:  South Lanarkshire

Comments:  Was looking at your web page as my father was originally from Catrine. You can imagine my surprise and delight to see a picture of my dad amongst your photographs .He is standing 3rd from the left with his arms folded. He left Catrine to join the army married my mum and lived in London for many years. Moved back to Ayr and died in 1986. Thank you again for bringing back lovely memories of a really nice dad,
(note from Rab:
I tried to contact you but your email a
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Wednesday 02/01/2012 6:10:47pm

Name:  Elsie Oscroft nee Hutchison

E-Mail:  elsetrev@talktalk.net

Referred By:  Just Surfed In

Location:  Retford Nottinghamshire

Comments:  Hi Rab, Just browsing your great site again and can see so much has been added. We left Catrine in 1960.I am doing a family tree for our wee Grandson and have discovered that my Great Grandfather on Mumís side came to Catrine from Northampton--don't quite know why. They owned a shoe factory in Northampton, They live don St Cuthbert's Street until Mum and Dad married and then moved to Shawlands Street. My Grandmother was Elsie Langley. I remember that our neighbours were the Stirlings, Mary Marion and a brother whom I can't remember the name of. My parents fostered Marion when their parents died until Mary came back from India. Then it was the Elliots, Peggy and Brusher and their family. It would be good to know if anyone is still there. Can I thank you for all your work on the site; you have given so much information to so many people. I hope you keep up the good work. It is very interesting.

 

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Wednesday 01/25/2012 10:46:33pm

Name:  Peter Nicholson

E-Mail:peternicholson@aapt.net.au

Referred By:  Just Surfed In

Location:  Adelaide South Australia

Comments:  Great site. My G/F Alex Nicholson was born in Bridge Street Catrine, 19 Oct 1857 to John (Ironstone miner) and Janet (nee McKinnon). The family came here in 1862 and I am after any family or Catrine info. from that time.

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Wednesday 01/25/2012 4:47:21pm

Name:  Colin Chisholm

E-Mail:  cuch@gcal.ac.uk

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Location:  Langbank, Renfrewshire

Comments:  I have some pictures of Catrine if you are looking to add to the collection

 

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Sunday 01/22/2012 3:25:31pm

Name:  Jim Gillies.

E-Mail:  jgillies@blueyonder.co.uk

Referred By:  Just Surfed In

Location:  Kirkcaldy, Fife.

Comments:  Born in St Cuthbert Street 1955. Great site, brought back loads of memories. Keep up the good work.

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Sunday 01/15/2012 9:18:46pm

Name:  Jim Parker

E-Mail:  jimjoho@sky.com

Referred By:  Just Surfed In

Location:  Bolton Lancashire

Comments:  Great site Rab; been browsing guest book every now and then to see what's new. Still have family in the village. namely Parkers and Gardiner' s, left in early seventies to Netherthird until 1987, been in Bolton since up to last year when we moved to Stoneclough by Radcliffe, Manchester, hope all is well in coturn and do drop me an email anyone who remembers me. Still manage back now and then and have a pint in the brewery bar and a visit to the top of the hill [ cemetery]

 

Monday 01/09/2012 4:58:55pm

Name:  Daniel Watson

E-Mail:  dannyboysammmy123@gmail.com

Referred By:  E-Mail

Location:  Lochgelly Fife

Comments:  Very interesting site. I applaud your efforts.

 

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Sunday 10/23/2011 9:08:32pm

Name:  william stojsavljevic

E-Mail:  nikosavic@hotmail.com

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Location:  Coventry England

Comments:  Born in Catrine 1952.

 

 

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Thursday 10/06/2011 1:41:22pm

Name:  Flora Hunter (nee seaton)

E-Mail:  Davhunter@supanet.com

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Location:  Arbroath

Comments:  My great, great grandfather, Hugh Reid Seaton was a draper in Catrine. I believe his wife, Margaret was involved in the business Seaton and Co. Hugh Reid Seaton died in 1873.

 

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Monday 09/26/2011 9:10:53pm

Name:  Joan Secrest

E-Mail:  Joannie@barjoke.net

Referred By:  Just Surfed In

Location:  Sanibel,Florida

Comments:  Just found an old death certificate that says that my great, great, great grandmother was born in Catrine Dec 24, 1825 and came over to America in the 1840s or so with her brother. Their name was McGill. I think Thomas and Janet were the parents of Thomas and Janet that went to the US. She and Thomas moved to Washington, D.C. and married there.

 

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Saturday 09/24/2011 2:14:44pm

Name:  stan little

E-Mail:  stojsavljevic.stanko@ymail.com

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Location:  coventry city

Comments:  hey..does anyone know if bummer is still alive and kicking in catrine,l think he lived somewhere in shawlands street,would be grateful for any info...many thanks.

 

 

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Wednesday 09/14/2011 5:28:17pm

Name:  Anne Blimkie

E-Mail:  flatrapidsroadrunner@gozoom.ca

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Location:  Arnprior, Ontario, Canada

Comments:  Hello.
I'm very interested in Catrine, Ayrshire as my ancestors came over here from there in the late 1800's. Our name was Macklem but we have recently learned that their last name was Mecklam. WE understand the family were tailors at one time. My great, great grandfather had married a Kerr also from there. I hope to visit Catrine in 2013 when I make it to Scotland for the Edinburgh Marathon in May. I can't wait to see the country my ancestors hailed from. I hope I might be able to meet you when I visit !

 

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Saturday 09/10/2011 3:07:27pm

Name:  Liz Wade nee Strathearn

E-Mail:  wade582@btinternet.com

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Location:  West Midlands

Comments:  Thank you so much for this website. I am so interested as I have found that some of my ancestors were born in Catrine. The pictures show a beautiful village. Thanks again.

Liz

 

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Friday 08/26/2011 10:56:46am

Name:  Marie Hoffman

E-Mail:  tema70@hotmail.com

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Location:  Australia

Comments:  On a recent trip to Catrine searching for family history information, I was fortunate enough to have a cousin show me around, but this site is great.
Well done.
Marie

 

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Monday 08/22/2011 7:36:51pm

Name:  John Stirling

E-Mail:  g0sfq@yahoo.co.uk

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Location:  Alness Ross-shire

Comments:  Hello Rab.

Interesting web site. If anyone reading this know of any Stirling's living in wood Street in or around 1919 would appreciate any information.

Best Regards

John Stirling

 

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Thursday 07/28/2011 2:14:30pm

Name:  carol young

E-Mail:  carolianyoung@btinternet.com

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Location:  new forest

Comments:  my grandparents were peter Thom, (engineer,catrine cotton works )who married jean brown at gasworks cottages (cotton ?happer) in 1923.they went on to live at Ballochmyle terrace and had 2 children, Jane Gordon Galloway & peter roslyn thom. My mother who died in 2007 was Jane but always known as Jean.

 

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Saturday 07/23/2011 5:19:19pm

Name:  Shaun Reynolds

E-Mail:  Shaun.Reynolds@diageo.com

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Location:  Catrine

Comments:  Rab good site. i have a an original picture of Catrine string band if you want to put it on your site let me know.

 

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Friday 07/22/2011 2:41:05pm

Name:  Murray

E-Mail:  aattv06@bigpond.com

Referred By:  Friend

Location:  Adelaide South Australia

Comments:  Hope to bring home the ashes of a son of Catrine, Christopher McColl. Will be in Greenock 16 August. Am able to come to Catrine with another Scottish/Australian soldier.
Regards
Jock Clarkson

 

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Friday 06/03/2011 7:53:45am

Name:  Brian McKenzie

E-Mail:  oldfaithful@netspace.net.au

Referred By:  Just Surfed In

Location:  Hobart Tasmania Australia

Comments:  I am trying to locate relatives of the late John Christopher McColl born Catrine - Ayrshire, Scotland on 3 May 1938. John migrated to Australia and served with the Australian Army in the Vietnam War in 1965. John passed away on 29/06/2011 in Hobart and funeral was today. I would appreciated your help in contacting members of his family, Regards, Brian

 

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Sunday 05/01/2011 1:45:52am

Name:  Stuart

E-Mail:  stuartbrown777@hotmail.com

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Location:  Strathaven

Comments:  Excellent site found by accident. Does anyone in Catrine know of a son to William Brown of New Cumnock (d 1967). I have no idea of his name - could be a Brown but..... He would be born probably between 1910 and 1920. Thanks.

 

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Tuesday 04/19/2011 1:36:09pm

Name:  billy scott

E-Mail:  wscott488@btinternet.com

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Location:  Mauchline

Comments:  I have served the local fire service and been to coturn a few times in the last 30 years keep safe as that is me retired now at Mauchline
all the best in your web site
Bovver

 

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Monday 04/18/2011 10:26:10pm

Name:  jim mcdowall

E-Mail:  jasmcdowall@live.co.uk

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Location:  Catrine

Comments:  Hi Rab

Your site is great. Can I pass some info from bob meikle who is 94. It was his father who did the water colour on your Catrine house page. His father's initials should read gs. If it is not too cheeky bob is curious to know who you got the painting from. He has one almost exactly the same so his father must have done several of the same scene.

 

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Sunday 04/17/2011 11:21:39pm

Name:  Andrea Telfer

E-Mail:  adgeek04@telus.net

Referred By:  Just Surfed In

Location:  British Columbia, Canada

Comments:  I was searching for my school class pic and came across my brothers class of 1957. My brother passed away in 1998, it was very heartwarming to see this picture. Thank you so much for this site.

 

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Monday 04/04/2011 12:01:27am

Name:  Jim Galloway

E-Mail:  jamesgalloway50@hotmail.com

Referred By:  Search Engine

Location:  travelling around Australia

Comments:  Hi Rab itís been quite a while since I wrote to you,at the moment my wife and I are doing a trip around Australia in the caravan we left Adelaide, South Australia in July 2010 and have travelled around 25000 klm.we still have 3 months left on our trip and are now exploring the east side of the country after travelling around the west. I hope everyone in Catrine is well

 

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Friday 04/01/2011 11:41:04am

Name:  janine Sutter

E-Mail:  janine.sutter@hotmail.com

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Location: darwin NT Australia

Comments: Looking for information re my grandfather William Bell who left Catrine in 1910 for Australia. Hope to visit Catrine in the next couple of years.

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Thursday 03/17/2011 4:49:25pm

Name:  rab steele

E-Mail:  krsteele@talktalk.net

Referred By:  Friend

Location:  Catrine

Comments:  Nice to see the pleasant side of Catrine for a change lol

 

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Tuesday 02/15/2011 4:32:28am

Name:  Jim Hutchison

E-Mail:  jim.hutch@yahoo.co.uk

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Location:  Mansfield Nottinghamshire

Comments:  Hi Rab
This is the first time I have really looked up my old home town, I was born in 1956 and lived on Shawlands St. Till we moved to where I am now in 1960 (Dad got a job in the pits) although my big Sister has visited a few times, I must say you have a great site and it is really good to look at where I came from although I don't have too many memories of Catrine I remember I really enjoyed my first 4 years of life there!
I don't remember many people up there but I am sure Hugh Brown lived over the road (we lived next door to Brusher & Peggy Elliot)It would be good to hear from anyone who was around there at that time.
Keep up the good work Rab

 

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Sunday 01/30/2011 9:56:34am

Name:  John Fulton

E-Mail:  jwmf05@blueyonder.co.uk

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Location:  Motherwell

Comments:  My father was born in Catrine and all of his side of the family still stay in Catrine, My uncle Bert died a while ago but my uncle Morris is still going strong. I stayed with my Gran & Papa , John and May Fulton when I was a kid. Have not been to see my relatives for a while but seeing this site , I will soon.

 

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Sunday 01/30/2011 3:13:08am

Name:  Gloria Cathcart

E-Mail:  gloriagmc@shaw.ca

Referred By:  Just Surfed In

Location:  Alberta, Canada

Comments:  It was great to visit your site. My great grandfather, James Kelly and some of his siblings were born while living on St. Cuthbert Street in Catrine. Three Kelly children were buried in the parish graveyard. Are there burial records for this graveyard? We visited Catrine and neighbouring communities in 2007 and would love to return.
Gloria

 

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Thursday 01/06/2011 7:38:27pm

Name:  Elsie Oscroft nee Hutchison

E-Mail:  elsetrev@talktalk.net

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Location:  Retford Nottinghamshire

Comments:  Hi Rab, Happy New Year to you and yours, thanks for keeping up the good work. Can I ask you a favour? I got back in touch with a pal I used to go to school with in Catrine,through your web site, Netta McIlvaney (Janette Pelley now)she lives in Canada. We have tried to keep in touch and she came over to Scotland last summer. I didn't get to meet her as when I try to contact her at the email address she gave me my mails keep getting returned. I know she looks in on your site and hope she can get in touch again. I hope you don't think this is taking a liberty but if it wasn't for you we would never have made contact again. Thanks.

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Saturday 12/25/2010 8:04:52pm

Name:  Jim Mc Coll

E-Mail:  annette.mccoll@sky.com

Referred By:  Just Surfed In

Location:  Colwyn Bay North Wales

Comments:  Hi Rab love your web page. I hope to complete the Ayr river walk next year.Ihit 60in April and would do it in honour of my Mum,Olive,who died 2009and loved Catrine and its surrounds.Could you advise me on when would be best and what footwear to use.Ishould hope to finish in 2 days so would require B@b,can you recommend a place?Best wishes and happy Christmas.

 

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Friday 12/24/2010 9:23:23pm

Name:  Prof. David W R Purdie

E-Mail:  dwpurdie@ednet.co.uk

Referred By:  Friend

Location:  Edinburgh - but Ayrshire born...!

Comments:  ts: Rab ;
Rab; Well done. Really most helpful and instructive. I've used material from your site for the Entries on ; Catrine and on Prof Dugald Stewart for the new Edition of the Burns Encyclopaedia. I'd like to visit Catrine with you on one of my trips to Ayrshire next year - perhaps you could send me an email and we'll be in touch.

David Purdie
Editor-in-Chief,The Burns Encyclopaedia. .

 

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Monday 11/15/2010 4:11:20pm

Name:  Alex Mackay

E-Mail:  alexmackay1@yahoo.co.uk

Referred By:  Just Surfed In

Location:  Gosport. Hampshire

Comments:  Just found your web site, excellent.
I lived at 23 St Cuthbert Street known locally as The Castle. I went to Catrine school when the dominie was Mr Thompson. Deputy was Mr Smith Kate Begg was the headmistress of the infant school at the end of Newton Terrace. I also
recognised the Janitor Tam Elliot.
I started work on leaving school as a garden boy at Daldorch when it was owned by Mr Campbell. John Craig was the head gardener. I was then an apprentice tenter in the mill for three years before joining the Royal Navy. I served in the Royal Navy for 34 years retiring with the rank of commander. My father was born in Wood Street 1875,died 1964.His name was George (Geordie) I have a photograph of him playing in the Catrine band. The leader of the band was Charlie Parker. He preferred to call it Catrine Orchestra. The photograph was taken by the bridge at the and of Newton Terrace circa 1905. There maybe some of your readers will remember some of my chums, Bert Robertson, Willie Mackay, Hugh (shugie) Moorhead to name a few.
Thank you for a nostalgic website.
Alex

 

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Tuesday 10/26/2010 10:52:13pm

Name:  William Nicol

E-Mail:  williamnicol567@msn.com

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Location:  Largs

Comments:  Rab- Great to see a photo of my dad Jim Trick Nicol!!!

 

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Monday 10/25/2010 8:48:36pm

Name: robert steele

E-Mail:  krsteele@talktalk.net

Referred By:  Friend

Location:  blackwood ave

Comments:  The Nephew

 

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Sunday 10/03/2010 10:55:00pm

Name:  robert watts

E-Mail:  rowwatts@talktalk.net

Referred By:  Just Surfed In

Location:  salisbury wiltshire

Comments:  My ancester william duncan blacksmith,
lived in catrine,doing family history.

 

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Tuesday 09/28/2010 7:22:45pm

Name:  Elsie Oscroft nee Hutchison

E-Mail:  elstrev@talktalk.net

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Location:  Retford Nottinghamshire

Comments:  Hello again, I have just been going through some old papers of my Mum's and have found Gran's death certificate. She is buried in Catrine Cemetery and apparently we own that plot of land in perpetuity, so who knows maybe I'll return home at the end of my days.
They used to live on St Cuthbert Street and moved to Shawlands Street in the early 50's. Having visited last year I was so sorry to see the state of the old place. I have two older brothers ,Geoff and Ian, a sister May younger than me she is on one of the 1957 school photos, and a younger brother, Jim who was only a b airn when we left for England. I did 1 year at Cumnock Academy, so many lovely memories.
Keep up the good work Rab.

 

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Sunday 09/05/2010 5:06:16pm

Name:  Carole and Peter Raisey

E-Mail:  cnanacarole@ntlworld.com

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Location:  Manchester England

Comments:  Just found my great great grandparents marriage at Sorn parish Catrine. It looks a lovely place and we hope to visit in October and stay at Catrine House Caravan Park

 

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Monday 08/02/2010 10:07:57pm

Name:  marlene campbell

E-Mail:  marlenespeight@googlemail.com

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Location:  blackwood ave catrine

Comments:

 

 

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Monday 08/02/2010 7:18:43pm

Name:  Colin Burns

E-Mail:  colin.burns@broadpark.no

Referred By:  Just Surfed In

Location:  Norway

Comments:  Hi, I am thinking of moving to this area, and was wondering what kind of sports and activities are available in Catrine, or other areas nearby.I have lived abroad for 11 years, and looking for a nice place to stay. Hope somebody can take time and give me an answer. Cheers

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Friday 07/30/2010 7:55:44am

Name:  Jean Dignam (Veale)

E-Mail:  jayvee@chariot.net.au

Referred By:  Friend

Location: Adelaide South Australia

Comments:  My previous guestbook entry had the wrong eMail address.
Some of my old friends tried to email me and had their mails returned.
Sorry for the stuff-up.

 

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Tuesday 07/27/2010 7:03:55pm

Name:  george fowler

E-Mail:  g.fowler1@sky.com

Referred By:  Friend

Location:  Maltby S Yorkshire

Comments:  rab a don' know u but my brother joined the RAF in the 60s with a gordon steele

 

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Monday 07/26/2010 5:11:12pm

Name:  Jack Patterson

E-Mail:  jackpatterson960@hotmail.com

Referred By:  Just Surfed In

Location:  Troon ,Ayrshire

Comments:  Hi Rab .Thanks for the time and effort you put into this site .I have just read through your guestbook and enjoyed some of my own memories as well as those of some of your other guests.It is nice to know that i have become part of that history,I am the waif in the 1955 school photy,I actually have that very print.I came up last summer /09 got a coffee from Peter Duncan ? and walked up thru' the Voe's and on up the water looking for "the boys hole " and "the wheel" don't know yet whether i found them.Keep up the good work. If anyone remembers me I'd love to here from you.

 

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Saturday 07/24/2010 9:15:53am

Name:  George Fowler

E-Mail:  g.fowler1@sky.com

Referred By:  Friend

Location:  Maltby, SYorkshire

Comments:  nice to see my old home town, visited again in may 2008,Indian valley not so hot now

 

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Monday 07/12/2010 6:25:26pm

Name:  David Christensen

E-Mail:  dgcp@earthlink.net

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Location:  Seattle, WA, USA

Comments:  Very nice site - thanks for your efforts!

 

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Thursday 07/08/2010 0:42:09am

Name:  stan stojsavljevic.a.k.a. stan little

E-Mail:  stankostojsavljevic50@ymail.com

Referred By:  Just Surfed In

Location:  coventry city

Comments:  still a brilliant site rab keep popping back for a look,lot of changes since last there..would love to visit again see the old place especially pussy nancy,s in mauchline....all the best rab..

 

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Monday 06/14/2010 7:47:47pm

Name:  Robin Stevenson

E-Mail:  robin_linda2001@yahoo.co.uk

Referred By:  Just Surfed In

Location:  Ogden,Utah,USA

Comments:  Hi Rab,
Looking at photos of Catrine House and saw the water colour of the lodge with the signature of G W Meikle.
This would be Geordie Meikle the painter whose daughter Jessie married a John Kiltie and lived up the scheme.The family used to live in the big house at the entrance to the station.

 

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Monday 06/14/2010 7:19:25pm

Name:  Robin Stevenson

E-Mail:  robin_linda2001@yahoo.co.uk

Referred By:  Just Surfed In

Location:  Ogden,Utah,USA

Comments:  Had another look at your site,Rab,after having read it a long time ago.It is great to see and hear of folks and things from times past.I am now 69 and am in contact with Inglis Thomson,Wm Harvey,Douglas Hood from Catrine days.I would love to hear anything about more of my old school friends,Jean McCluckie,
Betty Buchanan,Jean Oliphant,Roger (Spiv) Niven,Bruce Moncur or any oldies who remember me.I left Catrine old school in 1954 going to Cumnock Academy
then in 1959 went to London to try and civilize the English.Now living in USA where all my three sons live,with their wives and children.My eldest son,Ian had just been diagnosed with Cancer on his spleen also Leukemia,so I am kept busy running him to hospital in Salt lake City twice a week.I am very interested in Family History and have helped many people all over the world trace their ancestors free of charge.I am happy to help anyone trace their Scottish ancestors,having got back to 1598 with my family.Through helping others I have actually found nine of my own living relatives that I did not know about before.Its more addictive than heroin and more fun.

 

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Tuesday 05/25/2010 12:32:59am

Name:  Jackie Webber (Jaqueline Ross)

E-Mail:  jackie.webber@tesco.net

Referred By:  Just Surfed In

Location:  Oxfordshire

Comments:  Just popped in to have a look at some of the old photos (I do every so often). Love the old school photos - especially of my uncle Jack(school janitor)

 

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Saturday 05/15/2010 4:26:12pm

Name:  Brian W Grundy.

E-Mail:  briandunroamin83@btinternet.com

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Location:  Perthshire...

Comments:  Hi Rab....my name is Brian...I am 73 yrs old..was born at Seafield hospital Ayr..02/08/36...My late father FRED was manager at Catrine cotton mills...he was the one who saw the new stuff put into new mill...sadly I was sent to boarding school at 7 years of age---horrid place.-named GRESHAM HOUSE-- firstly at Dean Castle Kilmarnock then TREARNE HOUSE BEITH...our house was named ROSEBANK in riverside cottages second last..phone was catrine 238..my dad had wee Hillman minx reg AHS807.. The Mitchells who ran Bazzar shop were neighbours and last house had a lovely lady I knew as Miss Reid..hope these few memories help Rab..ps I lost my mum on 18/021940..she was only 33.I still miss her.. was sent to grandparents then in Manchester..on Xmas eve that year Germans bombed that city...very scarey for a wee boy.sincerely B Grundy

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Tuesday 05/11/2010 7:07:20am

Name:  Mary

E-Mail:  BRIONTINO@aol.com

Referred By:  Just Surfed In

Location:  Florida(USA)

Comments:  Recently, I was sent a copy of a postcard written by my Grandma to her nephew who was living on Wood St,,Catrine (early 1900s). He was Matthew Waugh,son of John Leadbetter Waugh. So,I've been exploring Catrine websites for fun.Wish I'd really explored there on one of my visits to Scotland. Best wishes to Catrine!!

 

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Thursday 04/22/2010 8:59:50am

Name:  Alexander McDougall Reynolds

E-Mail:  saintsinner6903@yahoo.co.uk

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Location:  Loch Lomond

Comments:  Fascinating site. I am directly descended from Hugh (c1865), Stewart (b.1887) and Alexander Reynolds (b.1924) from Catrine and Sorn. I'd love to hear from anyone who has any anecdotes, photos, entries of them and Glen Logan; Dundae Row, Meadowside Cottages, Catrine; Burns Cottages, Mauchline; Braefoot Cottage, Coach Rd, Catrine; also local names Strachan, Lightbody, McDougall, Lupin. Thanks again for a great site.

 

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Tuesday 04/20/2010 10:02:42pm

Name:  Dianne Cameron

E-Mail:  djtapsat@gmail.com

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Location:  Toronto, Canada

Comments:  I found my grandfather (Willie Carson)in the picture of the church elders. A very nice surprise!

 

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Tuesday 04/20/2010 5:33:54am

Name:  William Angus Muir

E-Mail:  billmuir1@msn.com

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Location:  Peoria Arizona 85382

Comments:  Doreen and I plan to visit Catrine in July of this year. I understand my great great grandfather is buried in the Ctrine Church Cemetary and does not have a stone marker. Please send me an email of a local company that could help me purchase and plant such a marker for all family members to see. Yours Sincerely Bill Muir

 

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Saturday 04/17/2010 2:17:44am

Name:  Carol Most

E-Mail:  quadseas@sbcglobal.net

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Location:  Wheaton, Illinois, USA

Comments:  My husband is traveling to Catrine the week of May 9th, and will be doing some family research for me. How can I contact the parish church to be able to see the interior and any records? My grandmother, Mary Lennox Draffan, immigrated to the US with her parents at the turn of the century. She was baptized in the church, her parents were married there and her grandparents (my great greats) I believe are buried in the church cemetery. My family names are Draffan, Lenox and Campbell...anyone left in town by those names? Any info you can pass along is very much appreciated!

 

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Tuesday 04/06/2010 7:20:58pm

Name:  lynn

E-Mail:  lynnfauldsypu2moi@yahoo.co.uk

Referred By:  Just Surfed In

Location:  Ayr

Comments:  Wanted to find out more about catrine as hoping to buy a property there. Perhaps in years to come I myself will be part of Its history as after reading your website I made up my mind... Catrine's for me!
Could you give me some advice? How do you find the country roads in winter? My Gran is awful worried if I move there that the roads will be bad?

lynn x

 

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Monday 04/05/2010 12:39:49am

Name:  john mc connachie

E-Mail:  jassmak@hotmail.co.uk

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Location:  weymouth dorset

Comments:  great to look up catrine again brings back a lot of memories

 

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Wednesday 03/31/2010 12:43:40am

Name:  Ian Noyce

E-Mail:  ian_noyce@hotmail.com

Referred By:  Just Surfed In

Location:  hertfordshire

Comments:  Hi - I'm doing my fathers military career and he was billeted in a Pub called the BREWERY BAR a family called CAMPBELL in 1942 !! I know its a long time ago - does it still exist and are there any of the family still around - can you help.

Thanks
Ian

 

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Saturday 03/27/2010 11:28:09pm

Name:  Alex

E-Mail: blueskyscotland@gmail.com

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Location: Glasgow.

Comments:  It`s sites like this that make the intenet worthwhile..none of that Facebook rubbish..! Just looking for info for a wee walk tomorrow along the River Ayr.Will be a report on our blog next week at Alex and Bob`s Blue Sky Scotland.
I struggle with the fags myself :o)

 

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Saturday 03/13/2010 6:48:41pm

Name:  Margaret Fraser (Cairns)

E-Mail:  minog1950@yahoo.co.uk

Referred By:  Just Surfed In

Location:  Irvine

Comments:  I was born at the Mauchline Road in 1950 and lived there till 1971 when Igot married , it would be great to hear from anyone who remembers me .Great site and good photos.

 

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Thursday 03/11/2010 8:14:10pm

Name:  john sym

E-Mail:  johnrsym@aol.com

Referred By:  Just Surfed In

Location:  logan

Comments:  hi rab
good site, i keep surfing in from time to time to see if some old photo`s have been recently added i would love to see some old primary school photo`s it would be a blast from the past. you may not remember me i think it was late seventies i helped you deliver fruit&veg in a old blue bedford van i might be wrong about the make of the van it was a long time ago. you may know my mum lillian richmond aka(big lil)

 

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Wednesday 03/10/2010 11:15:36am

Name:  Jim Draper

E-Mail:  jim@scottishcancersupport.org.uk

Referred By:  Just Surfed In

Location:  Newmilns

Comments:  Hi Rab,
I'm Jim Draper and although I work for Scottish Cancer Support as Funding Manager, I, in fact, live in Catrine at 16, St. Cuthbert's Street. On the 27th June 2010 I am organising a sponsored Family Riverwalk from Catrine Mill Sq. to The Failford Inn where we are holding a Garden Party. This includes a Barbeque + Fun & Games + live music in the evening. Event starts at 12 noon at the Mill Sq. Hope you can attend. I am currently about to send out a VIP invite list to various MP's SMP's, local councillors + celebs from TV & Radio. I would like to use your fantastic picture of The River Ayr Way as an inset to the invite if you are O.K. with that. Please let me know if you have any objections. My home No. in addition to the above is 01290 551667

 

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Monday 03/01/2010 8:24:58pm

Name:  allan gregory

E-Mail:  ukhandyman@ticali.co.uk

Referred By:  Just Surfed In

Location:  carlisle

Comments:  very good site .we are coming to catrine house caravan site may 1 looking forward to it thanks to your pics.thank you allan g.

 

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Friday 02/19/2010 7:05:27pm

Name:  david raeside

E-Mail:  david.raeside1@ntlworld.com

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Location:  Bracknell, Berkshire

Comments:  Excellent website Rab, I was born in Sorn but lived in Catrine from 1955 to 1961. My great grandfather owned the Red Lion and my father Jim Raeside now aged 99 still lives in Troon.

 

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Thursday 02/18/2010 11:57:53pm

Name:  james thomson

E-Mail:  jwctt@btinternetcom

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Location:  berwick upon tweed

Comments:  I am the son in law of tomas a houston

 

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Tuesday 02/16/2010 11:55:29pm

Name:  steven gilmour

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Location:  catrine

Comments:  Interesting to see what the place was like and whats changed

 

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Monday 02/15/2010 8:52:44pm

Name:  Gary Blackwood

E-Mail:  amvanquish41@aol.com

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Location:   Mossblown Ayrshire

Comments:  Hi, I have just been looking at the web page and I found a picture of my cousin Jacky Blackwood. I was born in Catrine and my family still live in it Alec and Ann Blackwood

 

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Monday 02/15/2010 9:47:45am

Name:  John Stirling

E-Mail:  g0sfq@yahoo.co.uk

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Location:  Alness Ross-shire

Comments:  Interesting web page. I am trying to find the location of my great Grandfather Alexander Stirling. On my grandfathers marriage certificate dated 1917 he has his address down as Wood Street Catrine. Would appreciate any information on either of them. Thank you.

 

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Thursday 12/31/2009 9:22:20pm

Name:  Russell Samson

E-Mail:  russ.samson@shaw.ca

Referred By:  Just Surfed In

Location:  North Vancouver Canada

Comments:  My great grandmother was born in Catrine and grew up on Bridge Street. She was Agnes Fleming Crawford and I see my gr. gr. grandfather Robert Crawford is listed in the 1903 registery. I am sure there are other relatives in there too. I look forward to visiting Catrine in the next year or so. Thanks Russ

 

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Tuesday 12/29/2009 3:52:36pm

Name:  maclean scott taylor

E-Mail:  mta7563168@aol.com

Referred By:  Just Surfed In

Location:  jacksonville illinois(summer)

Comments:  lived in Catrine 1943 to 1957.moved to Illinois.
went back to school in Illinois. worked for mobil oil in the states for 28 years. was dux medalist 1951, always wondered what happened to the big board in the school hall with our names on it.

 

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Friday 12/11/2009 6:53:44pm

Name:  Yvonne Rivera

E-Mail:  brigadoon2@yahoo.com

Referred By:  Just Surfed In

Location:  USA

Comments:  just looking around

 

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Thursday 12/10/2009 2:18:35pm

Name:  jack scott

E-Mail:  jscott@hanoverdirect.com

Referred By:  Just Surfed In

Location:  hanover,pa.usa

Comments:  Loved your site. lots of nice links and photos. My ancestors were from Sorn, Catrine. The names are Lennox and Sliman - they lived in Sorn before 1800. some of them worked at the Cotton Mill. would love to visit the old place. thanks for the website.
jack

 

 

Tuesday 11/03/2009 3:58:28am

Name:  Terry McColl

E-Mail:  telmccoll@gmail.com

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Location: Ottawa

Comments:  Good forum Rab, recognise a few names on here, like to remember the Catrine when we were growing up. Still great site Rab, big hello to anyone who would know me or my family.

 

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Saturday 10/24/2009 2:35:49am

Name:  Jean Guthrie (nee Niven)

E-Mail:  spivvyniven@aol.com

Referred By:  Just Surfed In

Location:  Cheshire

Comments:  Just popped in for a wee look as I miss the auld place. Been down here for over 30 years but Scotland and the Scots are still the best! Love seeing the auld photos, especially the one of the school janitor - he was always picking on me, and I was such a well-behaved girl at school!!! Play truant these days and you're likely to be stop-checked and searched by the police. Pinch apples and you've got a police record for life! I've got a couple of school photos taken in the 60's; memory's 'going' fast but I'll try and remember to send them to you Rab. Great site.

 

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Monday 10/12/2009 4:53:16pm

Name:

Elsie Hutchison

E-Mail:

elsetrev@talktalk.net

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Location:

Nottinghamshire

Comments:

Hi Rab, I just can't keep away from your site. You have worked so hard to make so many of us feel good about growing up in Catrine. Thanks. Some great photos from my schooldays--ah what memories.

 

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Saturday 09/19/2009 1:56:59pm

Name:  Don Gillies

E-Mail:  Janddal@clear.net.nz

Referred By:  Just Surfed In

Location:  Wellington New Zealand

Comments:  Enjoyed your site.Visited Catrine July 2008.My great grandfather Solomon Gillies was born there and there is a plaque on the Church wall up on the hill.Enjoyed being in the area my family came from.Enjoyed Scotland!

 

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Friday 08/28/2009 12:00:05am

Name:  lawrence mccann jr

E-Mail:  lawrence_mccann@yahoo.co.uk

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Location:  fawrnworth bolton lancs,

Comments:  Hi Rab I hope I get it right this time so it was just great looking back and there was a lot of things that I have never seen Please keep up the good work that you are doing
All the best
Lawrence McCann Jr.

 

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Wednesday 08/19/2009 6:34:15pm

Name:  Tina Gemmell

E-Mail:  gemmell.ancestors@sympatico.ca

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Location:  Ontario, Canada

Comments:  We really enjoyed visiting Catrine in 1995. My husband's 2nd great-grandparents lived there in the late 18th century. They were James Gemmill and Jean Hutchison and they had six children: Jennett bpt 1774 New Cumnock; Christina bpt 1776 Dundonald, m. William Hendrie, lived Gateside, Ayr; Mary bpt 1779 Dundonald; Hugh bpt 1782 Mauchline m. Eleanor Bowland, went to Co. Wicklow, Ireland; Robert bpt 1785, Mauchline, was a clothlapper in Glasgow by 1806; Peter bpt 1879 Catrine, served in the Royal Artillery until 1822, discharged at Woolwich; John bpt 1795 Catrine, went to Lanark Co., Upper Canada in 1821. Would love to exchange information with anyone who connects with this family, and hope to visit Catrine again one day. Thank you for creating such an interesting website about the community and itís history.

 

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Thursday 08/13/2009 6:39:53pm

Name:  alex mC ewan

E-Mail:  sannyclug @aol.com

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Location:  new cumnock

Comments:  born catrine 1943 left 1962

 

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Tuesday 07/14/2009 5:07:15pm

Name:

Robert Mackie Forrest {Jnr }

E-Mail:

Jun_Forrest88@yahoo.com

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Location:

Ayr

Comments:

My parents Robert Forrest,Grace Forrest,{Reid} were from Mauchline,Catrine area.I am their eldest son looking for any of their relations.

 

Thursday 07/09/2009 11:02:21pm

Name:  Brenda

E-Mail:  lake.woman@hotmail.com

Referred By:  Just Surfed In

Location:  canada

Comments:  If the McGavin/McGaan name rings a bell to anyone, would love to hear from you. All born Mill Street, Catrine 1800-1820. John McGavin, Baker moved to Old Cumnock, ran bakery there, married Jean McIntyre. Died Braeside Cottage 1893. Sister Janet McGavin married William Murdoch/Murdock.

 

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Saturday 06/20/2009 7:42:13am

Name:  Barbara Wilde

E-Mail:  bardw@bigpond.com

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Location:  Tasmania, Australia

Comments:  Fascinating to read so much here. My McLintock ancestors (Adam McLintock, shoemaker, married locally born Jean Scot) were here between 1790 and 1820s. Some went from the Catrine Mill to Stanley in Perthshire, and thence to Glasgow.
My Currie ancestor,Adam Currie and wife Anabella Wilson lived across the river at Townhead of catrine as a farm servant in the early 1800s. The families were linked by marriage two generations later, in Glasgow in 1891!
If anyone locally has links to these families I should be delighted to know.

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Tuesday 05/26/2009 8:09:42pm

Name:  Willis Marshall

E-Mail:  willismarshall@hotmail.co.uk

Referred By:  Friend

Location:  Killyleagh N-Ireland

Comments:  Just returned from another visit to Catrine to see our friends, the Buntings. Super wee place with the kindest people in the world. See you all again soon.

Willis Marshall

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Friday 05/15/2009 2:50:37pm

Name:  Diana Lees

E-Mail:  dlees@post.harvard.edu

Referred By:  Just Surfed In

Location:  Boston, MA

Comments:  Great site - so glad to find it. My great grandfather, Thomas Lees, was born in Catrine in mid 1800s.

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Thursday 05/07/2009 5:02:53am

Name:  John McKenzie Hind Sr

E-Mail:  pat-johnhind@sbcglobal.net

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Location:  Dallas, Texas USA

Comments:  My great-great grandfather, William McKenzie was born in Catrine as was my great grandmother, Mary Hannah McKenzie born June 8, 1844. I hope to come visit one day perhaps in 2010.

 

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Wednesday 05/06/2009 5:42:06pm

Name:  Ian Fowler

E-Mail:  ian@ccfinteriors.com

Referred By:  Just Surfed In

Location:  Birmingham

Comments:  Lived in Catrine till i was 21 then moved to Birmingham been here ever since it was nice to look back at the photo's of the old place,now i know the site i'll look in more.PS been in Brum 30 years.

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Tuesday 05/05/2009 1:10:53pm

Name:  Elsie Oscroft

E-Mail:  lsetrev@talktalk.net

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Location:  Nottinghamshire

Comments:  Hello there again Rab,I came up to have a visit in July last year.Brought the family up to show them around and had a good old look around the area.We walked around Catrine and oh my-they say you should never go back! We have been back before but it was a few years ago while my parents were alive and Catrine has changed so much!!I used to live on Shawlands Street(next door to Brusher Elliott)What has happened to it?There was Geoff Ian me May and Jim. We moved to England in 1960. I came back for a few holidays one with Christine Mcclelland,and the funny thing there is that her cousin was my best friend at school in Mansfield Nottinghamshire.I love to look in and hope maybe to get in touch with more of the old friends. Keep up the good work.

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Friday 04/17/2009 7:37:11pm

Name:  Joyce Gray (nee Edgar) Mauchline

E-Mail:  thegrays@lantic.net

Referred By:  Friend

Location:  South Africa

Comments:  Love it...brings back many happy memories

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Sunday 04/05/2009 9:42:11pm

Name:  Bill Morland

E-Mail:  morlandw@talktalk.net

Referred By:  Just Surfed In

Location:  Ayr

Comments:  My Aunt Meg and Uncle Willie were licensees of the Volunteer Arms and lived above the pub. I am guessing at around the 1940-50 era. My grandfather was William Coyle, owner of the Snug Bar in Ayr and Cumnock. Meg was his daughter and the Snug in Cumnock was run by his daughter Isa with her husband Harry. If anyone can help with info or photos of either hostelry I would be extremely grateful as I am trying to piece together the family tree.

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Thursday 03/12/2009 3:23:34pm

Name:  john mc connachie

E-Mail:

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Location:  weymouth dorset england

Comments:  Hi rab you know me and my family they still live in Catrine I have got a very old school photograph with my auntie barney mc dowalls father and others e mail me your address I will send it up ps I am still doing gigs home and abroad I was sad to hear about tober great site

 

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Thursday 03/12/2009 11:28:42am

Name:  Mike McCluskie

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Location:  Shipley, West Yorkshire

Comments:  Thanks Rab for publishing my old school photos, I'm sure I've got some more around the house. Keep up the good work.
You can take the man out of Catrine but you can't take Catrine out of the man!!

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Monday 03/09/2009 1:11:30am

Name:  heather mckissock

E-Mail:  heatherwallace161@btinternet.com

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Location:  st cuthbert st

Comments:   Was missing home and I found your site. You forget about how beautiful Catrine is when you leave. The history of Catrine always fascinated me. My gran told me wonderful stories as a child. Thank you for showing the world the best town " always home".

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Friday 03/06/2009 0:09:42am

Name:  john clark

E-Mail:  abracadabral@yahoo.com

Referred By:  Just Surfed In

Location:  annbank

Comments:  grandfather was ivie piper of barrshoose

 

 

 

Saturday 02/21/2009 4:57:19pm

Name:  Scottie

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Location:  Stockholm

Comments:  Just a wee note I have made a page on facebook. If you are on there join up.

Catrine Village In Scotland

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Friday 02/20/2009 3:49:38pm

Name:  evelyn o'reilly

E-Mail:  evelyn.oreilly08@gmail.com

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Location: Ayrshire,

Comments: Hi there,
Just happened on your site in my search for my Waddell ancestor. I don't know if you can help, but maybe worth a try. My great-grandfather James Waddell was a dispatch rider in the Scots Guards when in London he met his wife, Margaret Brady, who was a Catholic, born in Dublin. James was Presbyterian, and his family in Ayrshire disowned him. I don't know where they were married, (or if) as I can't find any record. All their children were born in Dublin, the eldest about early 1880. James died in Dublin in 1891 aged 36. That puts his birth date about 1855. I have no way of knowing who were the parents of James, and I am hoping that I might find a Waddell family who had a James who "disappeared" about 1879-80. I have been searching for a long time, and would be so excited if I found such a family.

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Friday 02/20/2009 3:24:50pm

Name:  Ella Goldie (Borland)

E-Mail:  igoldie65@aol.com

Referred By:  Just Surfed In

Location:  New Cumnock

Comments:  Anyone who knows me please e-mail. Have lost touch with many friends

Friday 01/23/2009 3:42:16pm

Name:  Jim McCreadie

E-Mail: jim.mccreadie@sympatico.ca

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Location:  Ontario Canada

Comments:  I enjoyed looking at this website.
I spent a lot of time in Catrine back in the late 40's and fifties.
My Grampa, Granny and Auntie Mary (McCreadie's) lived in Catrine. My Grampa passed away in 1954 (I think it was) My Granny and Auntie Mary in The 60's.
Thanks for the photo's

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Thursday 01/15/2009 8:46:58pm

Name:   Charles Hackett

E-Mail:  retire.easy@verizon.net

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Location:  Boston, MA US

Comments:  Rab,
I spent a wonderful summer in Catrine as a 15 year old in 1980 as part of an organisation called Teen Missions. We stayed in Daldorch House and did construction on the grounds. Our walks into town were always something to look forward to! I made it back there in 1996, and your town still held its magic for me. If you have any old pictures of Daldorch I would REALLY appreciate seeing them. Thank you very much!

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Monday 01/12/2009 2:10:42am

Name:  Hazel Duncan

E-Mail:  hazeldmail@aol.com

Referred By:  Friend

Location:  Catrine

Comments:  Great site. Learned a lot about Catrine`s history on here. Very interesting. I've lived in Catrine for 18yrs now. Got a lot of family here, Parkers/Gardiner's. Saw both my dad and dad-in-law( Harry Parker and Gerald Duncan) in the school photos. Keep up the good work.

 

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Friday 01/02/2009 2:25:11pm

Name:  Bill Ferguson

E-Mail:  pastor@stannesbaptist.org

Referred By:  Just Surfed In

Location:  Lytham St Annes

Comments:  Hi Rab. loved the web site and seeing my old school photo from 1960 was great. My Dad (Matt Ferguson) still lives in the Ballochmyle Quadrant house where I spent most of my early life. Don't get up as much as I would like but the web site brings back a lot of great memories. Still playing guitar?

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Saturday 12/13/2008 11:25:56pm

Name:  david pratt

E-Mail:  david@chatsworth.org.uk

Referred By:  Just Surfed In

Location:  Doncaster

Comments:  Enjoyed your site just looked up Catrine as my wife was born in Shawlands street and is always talking of Catrine, her fathers name was Henry Harry) Harkin and would be nice to hear from anyone who knew him, my wife's name is Sharon, thanks.

 

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Sunday 11/23/2008 10:28:33pm

Name:  Dawn Harvey-Major

E-Mail:  dawn@dhm-partnership.co.uk

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Location:  Lincolnshire

Comments:  Hello!
Just thought I would try your guestbook to hear from anyone who may know of or be descended from the children of George and Annie Mitchell Harvey who lived in Catrine in the 1890's? George was born in Cumnock in 1873 and Annie in Sorn (area) in 1877. The Harvey clan goes back further in and around the area ie Straiton, Patna? My father who lives in the Orkneys and I are very interested in anyone who knew of Thomas Hope Harvey b 1917 (good or bad!)and his 11 other siblings - 4 of who were born in Catrine - Isabella Muir Harvey, Mary, Robert Mitchell Harvey and Andrew born between 1901 and 1906?
Thank you!
Dawn

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Saturday 11/22/2008 9:15:50am

Name:  Jean Dignam

E-Mail:  jayvee@chariot.com.au

Referred By:  Friend

Location:  Adelaide Sth Australia

Comments:  I very much enjoyed your photos, please keep it up.

 

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Friday 10/24/2008 11:41:01pm

Name:  mary ann stewart {kerr}

E-Mail:  honey_piee@hotmail.co.uk

Referred By:  Just Surfed In

Location:  Catrine

Comments:  Hi Rab your site is great . Next time you see David tell him I was asking for him . We used to have great fun as kids in Shawlands street. Keep up the good work.

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Thursday 10/23/2008 8:52:11pm

Name:

christine millin duncan

E-Mail:

cduncan@gcd.eclipse.co.uk

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Location:

catrine

Comments:

hi rab,this is the first i have been on for a while and well done the site is great, I love looking at the pics and stories, plus reading your guest book seeing all the old names keep it up

 

Wednesday 10/22/2008 10:01:53am

Name:  Tommy Dignam

E-Mail:  tomdig01@optusnet.com.au

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Location:  Australia

Comments:  Hi Rab . Just found your page and it's great . I noticed a lot of familiar names in your guest book and Joyce my wife recognised a lot of faces in the school photos . It's great to see the Old Town again, keep up the good work . I will certainly pass your page on , cheers Rab

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Saturday 10/18/2008 3:56:57pm

Name:  susan wise (gardiner)

E-Mail:  thewisefamily@btinternet.com

Referred By:  Friend

Location:  Catrine

Comments: HI RAB
GREAT SITE

 

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Thursday 10/16/2008 0:52:45am

Name:  Isabel Dunlop. Stocks

E-Mail:  ids1940@yahoo.com

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Location:  Roseburg Oregon USA

Comments:  My nephew Billy Rogerson bought the old parrish house and renovated it. the next time I'm over in Scotland(born in Galston)I would like to walk through your town, like I used to do.You have a wonderful town.

 

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Saturday 10/11/2008 10:39:37pm

Name:  Judy Paxton

E-Mail:  paxo57@yahoo.co.uk

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Location:  Hertfordshire

Comments:  Thank you for the photo of Catrine School Staff 1950. My great aunt, Miss Begg, known to us as Aunt Kate, is indeed seated in the front row next to the Headmaster

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Monday 10/06/2008 6:13:32pm

Name:  Patrick Whitaker

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Location:  Spain

Comments:  I have been in correspondence with Kenny Baird regarding Montgomery Ferguson, clock maker of Mauchline and have been attempting to send him promised photographs. Unfortunately his site, ayrshirehistory.com is no longer accessible for some reason. Do you have another email address for Kenny please?

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Thursday 09/25/2008 7:51:29pm

Name:  Tom Pollock

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Comments:  My parents came from Catrine and I found your site very interesting. Tom

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Friday 09/12/2008 3:30:32pm

Name:  David Bell

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Comments:  Well I lived in Riverside Cottages, the house at the end next to the play-park for 5 years when I was a kid, went to the Primary School and then to Auchinleck Academy before moving to Aberdeen.

Never realised that I knew so little about the place I spent so long in.

Thanks for the site.

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Saturday 09/06/2008 5:19:29pm

Name:  Justin Robertson

E-Mail:  justin.rbrtsn@yahoo.co.uk

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Location:  Aberdeen, Scotland

Comments:  Hi Rab,
Great website and want to thank you for including the obituary of my late grandfather Alex Cairns. It's been almost ten years since I've been to Catrine but it brings back a lot of memories.

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Tuesday 08/26/2008 12:57:58am

Name:  Murray Steele

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Location:  Catrine

Comments:  Very good site, though those primary photos are a bit before my time, in fact the primary school was bit before my time.

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Tuesday 08/19/2008 3:53:22pm

Name:

cheryl blackwood

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hey cheryl here live in catrine have done all my life only 16 though but i would like to know abit more about the history of the village where i stay and your site has taught me alot of history about it cheers.

 

Tuesday 08/12/2008 5:43:35pm

Name:  anne gardiner (cree)

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Comments:  It was good to look back at the old pictures of Catrine and the old school pictures.

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Tuesday 07/22/2008 1:38:49am

Name:  Jean Guthrie

E-Mail:  spivvyniven@aol.com

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Location:  Cheshire

Comments:  Just popped in for a wee bit of nostalgia.

 

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Monday 06/30/2008 3:30:43pm

Name:  Bernard [ Barney] Mcdowall

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Comments:  Still living in Catrine, good to see some old names from the past.

 

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Thursday 06/26/2008 4:13:14am

Name:

Bill Kirkpatrick

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Bradford Yorkshire

Comments:

Nice site Rab, my brother Jim told me about it, think he's been on here a number of times. Thanks for the memories, keep up the good work. Bill

 

 

 

Thursday 06/12/2008 8:28:56pm

Name:

William Nicol

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Location:

largs

Comments:

Good to see a lot of well kent faces. HOW MANY ODF THEM REMEMBER ME

 

Saturday 04/12/2008 1:56:41am

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Myra Hamilton

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Sunday 03/16/2008 6:45:11pm

Name:

Bill Macdonald

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Comments:

Nice photo from 1955,I even saw my former wife in the middle of the picture (Euphemia Poole).

All the best for the future.

 

 

 

Friday 03/14/2008 8:23:47am

Name:

Jim Galloway

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Adelaide South Australia

Comments:

Hi Rab nice to see an old school mate you are looking good, I was looking through the guest book and remembering faces as people`s names came up. I have lived in Australia for nearly 28 years.My 3 kids are now married and I have 5 grandchildren

 

 

 

Friday 02/01/2008 11:34:14am

Name:

George Ewing

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Location:

Rugby Warwickshire

Comments:

Hi Rab its nice to see that your website is still as popular as ever, I now live and work in Rugby, just surfed in to see all the new updates, keep up the good work, its so important to have good memories

 

 

 

Tuesday 11/20/2007 10:07:09pm

Name:

Ronnie Alexander

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Location:

Perth

Comments:

Glad see so many familiar names and places.I remember especially Dick (Dicky)Harrison and have one or two photos of him.One of them is with Nety Gray.My father was Willie (bank manager) my sister Helen.

 

Tuesday 11/13/2007 5:54:42pm

Name:

Ann Barfield

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Comments:

Lived in Catrine and went to school there for one year,1968. Grandparents, Annie and Johnny Gilmour, sadly papa passed away earlier this year. Many fond memories. Hope to take a trip back in 2008. Love to hear from anyone who remembers.

 

 

 

Wednesday 10/10/2007 3:17:51pm

Name:

Stewart Hogg

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Holbeach, Lincolnshire

Comments:

It's taken me 58 years but I'm coming up to Catrine next week to see where my grandfather, David Muir Hogg, was born around 1894. His father John McKinzie Hogg, a pit joiner, lived in Stewart Place, which I believe is no more, with mother Jessie (nee Muir) and 6 brothers and sisters. His sister Barbara was a dressmaker, sister Jessie a cotton spinner and brother William a miner's drawer. The others were Joseph Gilbert, Maggie and Robert. Thanks for the photographs!

 

 

 

Thursday 10/04/2007 10:37:29pm

Name:

robert watts

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duncan family (great gfather)born here
1826.smithy

 

 

 

Saturday 09/29/2007 2:32:46am

Name:

maurice irvine

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My mother's cousin Margaret Ellen Christy was a District Nurse in the area during (and after?) WW2.
Just curious to see what Catrine looked like.

 

 

 

Friday 08/17/2007 9:14:59pm

Name:

susan brown

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Comments:

very fond memories of Catrine. Born there and grandfather and father owned shop in Mill Square - W C Fishers.

 

Saturday 07/21/2007 11:43:25pm

Name:

Joan Hamilton

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Location:

Berks

Comments:

Hi Rab
Great site. Don't know if you remember me but I was born and grew up in Catrine. I remember the In Set too!

 

 

 

Tuesday 07/17/2007 11:57:33pm

Name:

Beth Thomson (brown)

E-Mail:

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Location:

manchester

Comments:

Born and bred in Catrine moved to Netherthird then to Manchester 18 yrs ago, recognised a few people in your guest book. If anyone remembers me send me an email. Great site rab enjoyed looking through it.

 

 

 

Friday 06/29/2007 11:38:14am

Name:

Lesley & John McCowatt

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Northamptonshire

Comments:

We are returning home to Scotland in July 2007, and your pages on Catrine encourage us to house hunt here. Maybe we will see you soon. excellent site - well done

 

 

 

Tuesday 06/05/2007 8:40:12pm

Name:

Carole

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Location:

Catrine

Comments:

So glad to see some school photographs on your site.You are doing a great job keeping Catrine in the spotlight!Keep up the good work.

 

 

 

Wednesday 05/16/2007 8:49:24am

Name:

daniel rafferty

E-Mail:

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Location:

goa india

Comments:

recovering from head injury los of memory born somerville st 1956 lived at 1 montgomerie st this is a great site found 2 relations in this book sister rose lives in montgomerie st mite be home in the summer keep up the good work danny

 

Tuesday 05/01/2007 3:53:08pm

Name:

Jackie Webber (Jaqueline Ross)

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Location:

Oxfordshire

Comments:

I left Catrine in the 60s to move up to Dumbartonshire then down to Oxfordshire where I have lived ever since. I was last in Catrine in October 2006 and have seen many changes over the years. My brother and I went to Catrine School and most people living in Catrine in the 50s 60s and 70s will probably remember my Gran - Wee Sarah - who lived in Bridge Lane and always seemed to have visitors in. My Dad (John Ross) was Catrine born and bred but sadly died in June 2006, my Mum is from Mauchline and lives near me in Oxfordshire. I'd like to hear from anyone who remembers us.

 

 

 

Sunday 04/15/2007 4:39:39pm

Name:

Karen

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Comments:

Left nearly 20 years ago. Mixed memories. Nice to look back. Thanks for taking the time.

 

 

 

Tuesday 04/10/2007 9:15:40pm

Name:

Carolyn Dale Hall

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Location:

College Station Texas USA

Comments:

Just discovered ancestors from Catrine and will begin research and plan visit in summer 08.

 

 

 

Monday 04/09/2007 3:29:24pm

Name:

Jim McCluckie

E-Mail:

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Location:

Catrine

Comments:

Hi Rab,
Using your page to get hold of Scott McCluckie. The address he left on your page does not work.

Regards,
Jim

 

 

 

Monday 04/09/2007 7:48:58am

Name:

sinclair currie

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Australia

Comments:

Just researching where my family came from

 

Sunday 04/01/2007 0:40:51am

Name:

Netta Pelley nee McIlvaney

E-Mail:

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Location:

Newfoundland, Canada

Comments:

Nice site and good way to trace old friends - like Elsie Hutchison.

 

 

 

Saturday 03/31/2007 10:35:25pm

Name:

Billy McILvaney

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Location:

Deseronto, Ontario, Canada

Comments:

nice to read about people from Cotrun,
left in 63, miss the place. seen a picture os Anderson's Hole couldny believe the difference

 

 

 

Saturday 03/31/2007 10:15:02pm

Name:

Linda Smith (McIlvaney)

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Location:

London, Ontario

Comments:

I was born in Catrine in 56 and lived there for 6 years before emigrating to Canada. Went back for our 25th wedding anniversary and just loved the scenery.

 

 

 

Saturday 03/31/2007 4:41:29pm

Name:

Elsie Oscroft nee Hutchison

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Location:

Nottinghamshire

Comments:

Hi Rob , Well what a surprise as you know I often pop in to have a wee nosy and it seems so do others, I have just had an email from my dearest school friend (when we were at Catrine Primary, 1953-59) Netta McIlvaney, she moved to Canada and I moved to England and we lost touch and thanks to you and your web site we have found each other again. Thanks Rob. I love to read all the news and enjoyed the videos, I well remember a whole lot of families picnicking together by the river,and how we all learned to swim in it. Alas I also remember my brothers went swimming around 1957-8 and their pal drowned up the water.Most of my memories are good ones though.My Granny used to live on Cuthbert Street and then she lived with us on Shawlands Street, number 33 right next door to "Brusher" Elliot, I brought my parents back to see Margaret Elliot when she lived at 31. We saw a few changes then, I used to tell my husband about the salmon leaping up the waterfalls and when we got there the falls was dry---- change! Thanks again Rob and keep up the good work.

 

 

 

Friday 03/16/2007 4:34:27pm

Name:

Katie Blondell(Harrison)

E-Mail:

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Location:

Michigan

Comments:

Loved the web site. My father(Dick Harrison) and his sister, my Aunt Mary were born and raised in Catrine. Was alittle nostalgic so I typed in Catrine and what a shock. I am planning a visit this month to scatter my parents ashes and am really looking forward to visiting Catrine.

 

 

 

Monday 03/12/2007 8:03:48pm

Name:

graeme wren

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Comments:

my mother was born in catrine lovely place

 

 

 

Monday 03/12/2007 0:34:46am

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David

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Comments:

Like the new videos Rab.

 

 

 

Tuesday 03/06/2007 10:00:55am

Name:

Bob Robertson

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Location:

East Kilbride

Comments:

I walked from Muirkirk to Sorn on Sat 3 March. Two bridges down and detours required. There was no sign of any bits of the bridges, they couldn't have been very substantial in the first place. River was impossible to cross.
I enjoyed your 'rant', you sound like me and my mate John setting the world to rights when out walking.

 

 

 

Wednesday 02/07/2007 7:52:51pm

Name:

Svetlana

E-Mail:

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Location:

USA

Comments:

STILL GOING STRONG RAB KEEP IT UP!

 

 

 

Wednesday 01/10/2007 8:14:55pm

Name:

christine (millin) duncan

E-Mail:

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Location:

catrine

Comments:

born in catrine and still love to find out about it:s history. Keep up the good work.

 

Saturday 12/09/2006 9:15:39am

Name:

gladys cutajar

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I have a lot of photos taken in Ayrshire around the turn of the century. One is by R Duncan of Catrine. A group of around 45 children gathered together with a large sign saying GOODBYE. My Grandparents came form Glengarnoch and Saltcoats. Grandfather worked at Sorn Castle before WW1 then for a short time after. Could have been taken at Sorn. Could send it to you if you're interested.
Regards
Gladys

 

 

 

Tuesday 11/07/2006 8:32:24pm

Name:

donald william david clark

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Location:

farnworth england

Comments:

just looking at the place again, mt family are from the area

 

 

 

Sunday 10/29/2006 10:17:31am

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sunny

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Saturday 10/14/2006 5:41:58am

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STAN LITTLE

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STILL GOING STRONG RAB KEEP IT UP

 

 

 

Tuesday 10/03/2006 10:54:18pm

Name:

Robert Gillies

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Glenrothes Fife

Comments:

I am the son of Allan Gillies who was born in Catrine on 29/11/1922 one of triplets (Allan Stuart and Margaret). They lived in Mill Square and then St Cuthbert Street. Anyone remember?

 

Monday 10/02/2006 0:05:48am

Name:

glenda richardson

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i stayed in catrine for a couple of years well on the sorn road in the keepers cottage i was 14 at the time,i was so sad when i had to come home as the people of catrine had made me feel i belonged there.that little bit of scotland is i hope still as lovely as i remember ,the pictures are great they really capture the spirit of catrine as i see them in my minds eye.i hope to return soon.thank you.

 

 

 

Wednesday 09/20/2006 10:21:38pm

Name:

Gillian Davies-Nippel

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Location:

Colton, CA

Comments:

I just bought a home in Catrine. I agree, it is very beautiful and well worth preserving.

 

 

 

Thursday 08/31/2006 7:18:57pm

Name:

john kerr

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Born in Catrine in 54 and went to Catrine primary, then Cumnock Academy and Strathclyde Uni. Lived and worked in England from 79 - 93.
Living now in St Andrews since 93.
If you play golf - I can arrange for a wee fee (only jokin)
aka Boone.
Great site - www.catrine - yes!!
Thanks

 

 

 

Wednesday 08/02/2006 1:04:25pm

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Lee Clark

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Wednesday 08/02/2006 2:34:43am

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Jill Miller

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Hi, have just found out my GG grandfather, Alexander Heron, was born in Catrine in 1817 so I have just dropped in to have a look at the area. Your Catrine looks lovely.

 

Friday 07/14/2006 3:39:26pm

Name:

John McKinnon

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Location:

Galway, West Coast Ireland.

Comments:

Rab,
Really enjoyed your web site, stories and life experiences. You have certainly led a colourful and bohemian lifestyle. Admire the fact that you have adapted your career choices along the way - Well done. My aunt Jane Wilson (nee Rennie)was the daughter of Sannie & Susan Rennie that you refer (Owned the 1st TV in the street).

All The Best
John (Ex Mossblown/Annbank - left 1975)

 

 

 

Monday 07/10/2006 1:31:01pm

Name:

Chris

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Comments:

Hi all,
My girlfriend comes from Catrine but now lives away near London, but I know she misses the place. She had told me about this site so I looked it up to see where she comes from. It looks a lovely place and I hope that some day I will be able to visit it.

I donít live too far away so I donít have an excuse not to visit really.

To all that visit this site, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

To Rab, keep up the good work, itís a great idea to maintain a site like this.

 

 

 

Friday 06/30/2006 3:30:37pm

Name:

david john morrison

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Lanark

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Brought back many happy memories. I even remember queueing outside Madges for a pint on a Sat Morning! Re David.

 

 

 

Friday 06/23/2006 5:32:49pm

Name:

Stephen Varney

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Location:

Catrine

Comments:

Hi Rab,
Have you any old photos or knowledge of the history of or stories about Burnside Cottage, Mauchline Rd? We have lived here 12 years now but as "outsiders" know very little about before this other than "Headmaster Campbell" used to live here and that it was originally a farm.
Thanks

 

 

 

Friday 06/09/2006 1:44:37am

Name:

Catherine

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North Carolina

Comments:

Like S. Baker I was in Catrine with Teen Missions but one year later, '79! I remember the Ayr river and how clear it was. Also fish and chips at a local shop. We had a big walled garden behind the stables where we were sleeping, and in the garden a gooseberry bush. We don't have gooseberries in the States and I would go out every day, by myself and eat handfuls of these delicious, novelty gooseberries. One day the cook said, "I was planning to bake a gooseberry pie but there are no gooseberries left on the bush! Someone ate them all!" I didn't say a word!!
I also remember not being able to understand the people speaking-- The first time I asked someone a question I thought they said, "I don't care!" I thought it was so rude. Finally I realized they were saying, "I dinna ken!" When I got back to the States it took me ages to stop saying "aye" instead of "yes"... I really loved Scotland and especially Ayrshire and Catrine!

 

Wednesday 06/07/2006 8:34:17am

Name:

Hugh Mcdowall

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Northampton

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Hi everyone, nice to see a web site about Catrine. Left in 1982 at the age of 10. Will be back to settle one day.

 

 

 

Friday 05/12/2006 10:49:12pm

Name:

Patricia Sherrington

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Solihull

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My great grandparents lived in St Cuthberts street and my grandparents in Mauchline rd - Heath and Nessie Dalziel. I spent my childhood in Mauchline and catrine and loved particularly the cattle show which used to take place just across from gran and grandpa's house. Love the site..hope you can keep it going

 

 

 

Sunday 05/07/2006 7:58:24pm

Name:

MICK MCCONNACHIE

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CATRINE

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ENJOY LIFE AND SUPPORT CELTIC. HAIL HAIL

 

 

 

Monday 05/01/2006 1:31:17am

Name:

Kevin

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Location:

East Kilbride

Comments:

I used to spend my summer holidays through the 70s/early 80s in the R.C. church visiting my aunt Mary Obrien who was the housekeeper for Father Mathews. I was wondering if anyone had any memories of them? Im sure a lot of people must remember Fr. Mathews as he was hilariously funny and very well liked.

 

 

 

Tuesday 04/25/2006 6:55:54pm

Name:

sandra snyder

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My Gran and Papa had a pub in Catrine for many years. Their last name was Gilmour. It was near CeCe's(?)fish and chip shop. I was very young at the time, but have alot of fond memories.

 

Tuesday 04/11/2006 7:22:45pm

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annette (brown )flannagan

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enjoyed the memories

 

 

 

Tuesday 02/28/2006 3:32:24am

Name:

Scott McCluckie

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Location:

Curve Lake Ont Canada

Comments:

I Rab just thought I would drop in and say hi again,been a while, also trying to get hold of cousins Jim&John McCluckie hopefully they will see this and get in touch. Nice to visit again.

 

 

 

Tuesday 02/07/2006 11:12:56am

Name:

john mc connachie

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hi rab just surfed in good to see your web is still going strong i am still in showbusiness catch my web at www.entertainer.org.uk jonny mack i am hoping to be in catrine sometime this year be nice to see friends and family again

 

 

 

Friday 02/03/2006 10:43:02pm

Name:

S BAKER

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I spent the summer of 1978 at Daldorch Manor with Teen Missions. I loved your village and hope to someday return. Whatever happen to the property? Do you know where I could find some pictures and history of it? Thanks

 

 

 

Thursday 01/26/2006 12:18:57am

Name:

Joe Stirling

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Location:

Edinburgh

Comments:

Hello Coturn! "Josie" here (Bird's oldest boy), hope all who know me are well, and enjoying life. I'm studying social work at Edinburgh University (don't laugh!), hope to hear from anyone who remembers me. Be happy.

 

Sunday 01/15/2006 11:42:02pm

Name:

nicola

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london

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it was nice to find a page on catrine.sometimes miss it and i never thought id say that!!

 

 

 

Thursday 01/05/2006 9:18:49pm

Name:

elaine robertson

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glasgow

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I was trying to find info on the Crown Inn where my husbands gt gt gt grandfather John Paterson lived in the mid 1800's when I stumbled on your site.Can anyone help?Very interesting and informative. Will look again

 

 

 

Wednesday 01/04/2006 1:08:07pm

Name:

Elsie Oscroft nee Hutchison

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Hi Rab, Happy New Year to you and yours. Just keep looking in , it brings back so many happy memories. Elsie x

 

 

 

Saturday 12/31/2005 10:34:36pm

Name:

Heather Hunter

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Location:

Livingston

Comments:

Spent this evening with friends who used to live near Sorn - got talking about our lovely stays at Catrine House Caravan Site so I went surfing at found your great site. Have spent a long time looking around it - will be back - your AOL article is just so true. I would love to have your website building expertise. Mine is amateurish in comparison
http://www.mccaskie.org.uk
Have a Happy New Year. I will look at your website in detail tomorrow Heather

 

 

 

Saturday 12/10/2005 3:38:07pm

Name:

madge kyle

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Location:

glenrothes fife

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dad from around this area. aunt and uncle and grandparents lived in catrine on farms mr bryston i think was the farmer. used to spend lots of holidays there.

 

Friday 12/09/2005 11:50:34am

Name:

Ian Scade

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Rab, hope you are well. I was looking for a photo of the great water wheels.
Your email[rab@voes.fsnet.co.uk] keeps bouncing. can you let me have your latest email address?

 

 

 

Wednesday 12/07/2005 6:17:45pm

Name:

Robin Stevenson

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Location:

Ogden Utah USA

Comments:

Hi Rab,
Me again. I was thinking I should ask you to let anyone who wants help in tracing their ancestors know that I am willing to help anyone with Scottish ancestors search for them provided they have already got back to before 1855.I have a family history centre only 4 block from home here and enjoy this work.So far helping over 200 folks find their ancestors (Scottish) and found 6 living relatives in the process. My service is absolutely free and I can e-mail the results to the person. I also have a list of websites to send anyone which could be a great help to them. All I need is for them to be before 1855 and to be told as much info as they have on the person; dates,places any family info etc.I hear that you have found a new relative through me helping Janice Dowie trace her folks;congrats!! My address is robin 'underscore' linda2001@yahoo.co.uk

 

 

 

Wednesday 11/30/2005 12:43:15am

Name:

John Stirling

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My Great Grandfather was born and lived in Catrine. He was a Hawker and travelled around the area selling what ever he could. I have recently started to trace my family tree on my fathers side and have my Grandfathers wedding certificate giving my Great Grandfathers name and occupation. Can you guide me to any records office in Catrine where I may obtain more details.
His name was Alexander Stirling and was alive in 1917 for my Grandfathers wedding. Unfortunately my living aunts cannot remember any details.
Best Regards
John Stirling (Born Kilmarnock 1947)

 

 

 

Monday 11/28/2005 7:25:25pm

Name:

Libby Papworth

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Monday 11/21/2005 1:26:01am

Name:

bet

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Location:

glasgow

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Hi all, i am looking for info on John Hildich i was told he was a shop-keeper in the village of catrine at some point may be from 1946 his nickname was seagull i think can any-one help,hopefully this will lead me to my brothers children whoes names are i think evelyn and john not too sure, i was told he had two shops and a mobil van in catrine in the 50 ,hope someone can help. great site

 

Saturday 11/19/2005 3:10:47pm

Name:

Laura Carroll

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Catrine

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Thought i would type in catrine and get nothin as per! Nice shock. Maybe someone should try and get us on some maps haha.

 

 

 

Sunday 10/16/2005 7:24:34pm

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Andrew Hood

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Interesting

 

 

 

Sunday 10/09/2005 7:55:56pm

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keith nimmo

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as an ex resident of catrine. I left aged 18 in 1983, its comforting to find little bits of info around.

thank you for taking the time to do what you do here

regards

keith

 

 

 

Sunday 09/18/2005 6:39:34pm

Name:

Peter Smith

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My wife and I - a fit and sociable couple in our sixties - are considering retirement in your part of Scotland. We would love to hear from anyone who is keen to recommend Catrine to a couple of "foreigners"! I must say it looks delightful from what I have been able to discover so far.

 

 

 

Tuesday 08/09/2005 5:33:50pm

Name:

Elsie

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Location:

Nottinghamshire

Comments:

I don't believe it, I only found the website yesterday by chance and it looks as if I've made contact with my Uncle John through it. Thank you Rab x

 

Monday 08/08/2005 4:40:28pm

Name:

John Wallace

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Location:

Luton

Comments:

Hi there Elsie!!!

 

 

 

Monday 08/08/2005 3:35:56pm

Name:

Elsie Oscroft nee Hutchison

E-Mail:

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Location:

Retford Notts

Comments:

Hi Rob I found you by mistake really just looking at Catrine on the web. I was born in Shawlands Street,went to school in Catrine and did one year at Cumnock Academy before moving to Mansfield Nottinghamshire with my family. I have two older brothers Geoff and Ian and a younger sister and brother May and Jim. It would be great to hear from any old Catrine friends.

 

 

 

Thursday 08/04/2005 4:16:59pm

Name:

teemy

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Location:

catrine

Comments:

good to see catrine on the web

 

 

 

Thursday 06/30/2005 2:04:17am

Name:

Trish Watson

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Interesting site my Gt Grandfather Anthony Milligan son of Peter left Catrine in 1858 to come to NZ. Are there any of Peters descendants still in Catrine, do you have an historic Society? Are th church records still there?,I have 2 rather lively letters from Peter to Anthony telling news of Catrine a local historic soc may be interested in copies.

 

 

 

Monday 06/20/2005 6:47:11pm

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Sören Valfridsson

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Hi, I found your site while looking for infromation about Catrine. My partner who lives in Cumnock is looking for a flat for us and she found one in Catrine last week. Your site include a lot of useful information so I will return and find out more about Catrine.
I live and work in Sweden but spend most of my sparetime in Scotland.
Sören

 

Saturday 06/11/2005 2:01:55pm

Name:

Neil

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Location:

the moon

Comments:

Hi rab hows it hanging? im working jist doon the road fae u noo at the whisky bond and its crap suprise suprise.

 

 

 

Thursday 05/26/2005 2:53:23pm

Name:

Inglis Thomson

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Location:

Midlands, England

Comments:

Hi Rab
Congratulations on a great webb site. Its helped me to re-establish contact with long lost friends e.g. Robin Stevenson. Keep up the good work.
Inglis

 

 

 

Wednesday 05/25/2005 11:20:02am

Name:

nina baker

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I am confused by the "100 years ago" book. I gather it was published in 1903. But does the 100 years ago refer to a hundred years ago from now or are the contents are reprint of a guide published in 1803??
My interest is that I am trying to trace info on a woman called Mary Meikle (nee Picken) who was married to William, a farmer at Templehouse. However, in Slaters trade directory for 1882 and in her will she is down as being a painter and glazier. Clearly these would have been unusual occupations for woman then, as now. This is part of a larger project I am doing on the history of women in the building industry in Scotland. As she would be an early example, I would be delighted if you could point me towards any known living relatives. I am assuming that the advert for Meikle's painters in the guide were her son/s (if it refers to a firm working in 1903) but conceivably there may still be Meikle's around who have connections. Any help acknowledged in published papers etc of course.

 

 

 

Thursday 05/19/2005 9:00:53pm

Name:

JOHN Mc CONNACHIE

E-Mail:

john@johnmcconnachie.wanadoo.co.uk

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Location:

weymouth dorset

Comments:

hi rab i am still clicking on to catrine been through your book a lot of names i recall some old pals tober cree my cousins hope to visit soon allthe best johnny

 

 

 

Thursday 05/05/2005 3:09:04pm

Name:

Robin Stevenson

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Location:

Ogden,Utah USA

Comments:

Great site Rab!!! Thanks to your site have renewed vontact with long lost school friend,Inglis Thomson.Met him way back early in 1990's,but lost contact.Had a chance to help out a Janice Dowie from Lancs who was searching for ancestors in Sorn/Catrine.She was in the area last weekend having a look.If anyone knows anything about the Dowie family please let me know and I will forward it to her.Be pleased to hear from anyone who remembers me.Lived at 39 Newton St until 1959,then in London.

 

Tuesday 05/03/2005 6:46:20pm

Name:

John Wallace

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Location:

Luton Beds.

Comments:

Thought I would add to my original entry.I lived in Catrine from five years old.I also lived at No19 St.Cuthberts St for a short time. After I left school, I worked in Kilmarnock for about four years, then I had a short spell at Dales Nursery in Mauchline until I was called up for Nationl Service in 1946.When I was demobbed in 1948,I worked for J.C.REID the local builders,and helped to knock down the building that housed the Big Wheel also the old mill and erect the new building.I stayed with the firm until I Renlisted in the Royal Air Force in 1951,and eventually completing 22yrs service,as an Engine Fitter.During my years in the RAF.I married and left the RAF.in 1971 and settled in Luton where I worked for Monarch Airlines and Britannia Airways till I retired in 1989.

 

 

 

Monday 05/02/2005 6:38:11pm

Name:

Inglis Thomson

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Location:

Worcester

Comments:

Excellent pictures, which took me back to my childhood days in Catrine when my Grandfather was Headmaster of the local school.

 

 

 

Saturday 04/30/2005 4:47:38pm

Name:

johndouglaswallace

E-Mail:

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Location:

lutonbeds.

Comments:

Great to see pics. of catrine. I used to live in Shawlands St-no.33.Prior to that I lived in St.Cuthberts St. No16.But that was during the war years.I also helped build the new Mill.

 

 

 

Friday 04/29/2005 3:18:14pm

Name:

JOHN Mc CONNACHIE

E-Mail:

john@johnmcconnachie.wanadoo.co,uk

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Location:

weymouth dorset

Comments:

HI RAB NICE TO SEE YOUR SITE I STILL REMEMBER KATAMAS I AM STILL IN THE MUSIC GAME MY SITE IS www.entertainer.org.uk jonny mack thats my stage name i havnt been home for awhile i will have to keep track on your site its the biz all the best johnny

 

 

 

Friday 04/15/2005 8:50:22pm

Name:

alex kirkwood

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Location:

catrine

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lots of info i remember you and toni in the three wheel van but no mention of the KEEN EDGE ? great site

 

Thursday 04/14/2005 9:43:08pm

Name:

Alison Logan

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Location:

Watford

Comments:

Great site. I hope to come to Catrine soon to see St Cuthbert street where my Sliman ancestors lived. Feel more enthused to do it by your lovely pics. The new info I have from your site is that the Slimans were not there in ab 1800 so must have moved in soon after as James Sliman was born in Catrine in 1805 and died there in 1877 - by which time most of the family had moved elsewhere. They were in the weaving trade.

 

 

 

Friday 03/25/2005 3:46:49pm

Name:

Robin Stevenson

E-Mail:

robin_linda2001@yahoo.co.uk

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Location:

Ogden,Utah,USA

Comments:

I was brought up in Catrine.My father was Wullie Stevenson the builder,who may be remembered by some older residents.He was building maintainance man at the bleachworks and liver in Newton Street.I left Catrine in 1959 and was a police officer in London for 26 years until I retired in 1986.Now living in Utah.I have three sons who all live over in USA,all married.Will visit the site again when I have more time to browse.Say hello for me to the former Jean McCluckie who now runs the congregational church in Catrine where my father was an elder.

 

 

 

Wednesday 03/16/2005 4:49:20pm

Name:

Charmaine Robertson

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Location:

Catrine

Comments:

Rab I enjoyed your site and was moved by your inclusion of my dad's obituary. I am now in Aberdeen working in the oil industry. I have two sons Justin 18, and Paul 14. Paul takes after his grandad - he is a musician but not a keyboard player - a trumpeter!!! Hope you are well. Best regards Charmaine

 

 

 

Monday 03/14/2005 6:08:46pm

Name:

Sam Peden

E-Mail:

sammy.ped@tiscali.co.uk

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Location:

Catrine

Comments:

Hi Rab,
You may not remember me but your brother Gordon and I have been friends for years he was also best man at my wedding, if you have his address or e-mail address I would be grateful if you could pass it on.
Love your web site, nice to see old places and faces.
Keep up the good work.

 

 

 

Wednesday 02/16/2005 4:59:58am

Name:

Andrew McMurtry

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Just thought I might find something on Robert Mure / Muir and wife Margaret Fergusson who apparently had their family born in Catrine.

I would love any information you care to pass along.

Thanks,

Andrew

 

Thursday 02/03/2005 2:13:19pm

Name:

michelle hayward

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Location:

chester

Comments:

Ilived in coturn up in till 2 years ago and moved to chester it is still a nice little village is till go home now and then

 

 

 

Tuesday 02/01/2005 6:44:14pm

Name:

sheree donnelly

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Youth Centre

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very good sight

 

 

 

Sunday 01/23/2005 6:03:18pm

Name:

jel tyson

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chicago usa.

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I was born in Irvine but my family were from Catrine We moved to England when I was 5 years old. I returned to Catrine periodically I have not been back there now for 25 years as I now live in the usa. I have fond memories of the river ayr the distant peaks of black ceden(don''t know if that is the correct spelling?)jacobs ladder leading upto auchinlech. love your pictures some seem familiar. My family lived on Montgomorie st.
surnames Raffertys and McConnachies.

 

 

 

Thursday 01/06/2005 11:30:01pm

Name:

Mick Coyle

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Location:

Glasgow

Comments:

cheers
Mick

 

 

 

Tuesday 01/04/2005 9:46:57pm

Name:

Kenneth McCormick

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Stamford

Comments:

Just surfed in, great site. Nice to see Catrine on the web.

 

Sunday 12/26/2004 5:50:36pm

Name:

sheila

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Location:

cleveland, england

Comments:

hi...love the site...well done and keep up the good work.my gran nessie lithgow lives in gordon street...she is 95 years old....is she the oldest resident of catrine?...have been tracing her family history and it appears that the family go back a long way on her mothers side and all from catrine.
will keep checking the site for any updates.

 

 

 

Wednesday 12/22/2004 11:16:04am

Name:

Jim Muir

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Location:

Catrine

Comments:

Very nice site well done Rab

 

 

 

Thursday 12/16/2004 1:54:56am

Name:

stan little

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coventry city

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hope everyone has a great xmas and a happy and prosperous new year all the best for 2005

 

 

 

Thursday 12/09/2004 7:37:16pm

Name:

John Peden

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Cumnock

Comments:

person in photo with Davy Johnstone who is unnamed is Jacky Mackie & Wullie Boyle

 

 

 

Saturday 10/30/2004 11:43:05am

Name:

Colleen Rafferty

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Location:

Catrine C-Turn Rulez

Comments:

hey its good tae see that sum 1 has made this site up for C-Turn coz we dnt really get anythin Robert ur page is well cool and thanx for this page as least we can say we have sumthin

 

Saturday 01/10/2004 2:38:34am

Name:

stan little

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stanlittle@catrine,co,uk

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Location:

Coventry city

Comments:

rab keep up the excellent work look forward to visiting again good luck

 

 

 

Sunday 09/28/2003 10:06:59pm

Name:

John Gardiner

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Catrine

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Hi Rab just surfing and found your site its really good to see someone has done a site for Catrine i used to live in the next block to you in Shawlands St but you'll probably remember my dad better thanks for the site John

 

 

 

Thursday 09/11/2003 10:15:49pm

Name:

Guthrie

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Location:

The back room

Comments:

Message to wee Beryl Duncan

Hiya! I'm an auld shool freen o' yours - in fact, I think am yer only yin!

Ye micht jist hae mine o' me.

Here's to great nights at the Friday 10 to 2 Auchinleck dance and Rogers wee stack o' whisky. Remember the piano?

 

 

 

Sunday 09/07/2003 0:43:35am

Name:

 

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Alsager. Cheshire

Comments:

Dear Rab,

I'm Jean. I used to live in St. Cuthbert Street with my parents Jim (Pivvy)and Meg Niven and my brother Roger. Best mate was wee Beryl Duncan.

I'm new to this lark: I'm currently trying out a free trial with AOL. I think I like it. First thing I did was look up Catrine. I've thoroughly enjoyed browsing through your site, and shall continue to visit it. Your piece about smoking particulary interested me as I am hoping to give up on the 20th September, but I'm not as brave as you, I'm opting for the 'easy' way out - hypnotherapy. I'll be reading through your comments often though as I'm sure they will help me in my efforts to stop.

Once again, love your site, and thanks a million for the smoking article.

Say 'hello' to Betty Miller for me if you see her doon the street. She was my mum and dad's wee angel.

Jean G

 

 

 

Tuesday 08/12/2003 11:25:57pm

Name:

ian jamieson

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lived in catrine in the 1940's

 

Sunday 07/27/2003 2:33:07pm

Name:

John Robb Macnab

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Location:

Perth. Western Australia

Comments:

Many thanks for a LOT of nostalgia. I am an Auchinleck lad myself but like to see the old haunts.

 

 

 

Tuesday 07/15/2003 9:09:32pm

Name:

Tober

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ok Rab,,,,,viewed your photos,,,,,I give in,,,who the hell are they

 

 

 

Friday 06/06/2003 8:56:32am

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Samantha

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Hi Rab, what a brilliant site, brings a wee tear to the eye, it would be even greater to see old Coturn Primary pictures. Please keep up the good work on this site, as you can see by the guestbook its appreciated - thanx

 

 

 

Monday 03/10/2003 5:38:42pm

Name:

presspin

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kirkconnel

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very clever wee man

 

 

 

Wednesday 03/05/2003 9:14:34am

Name:

scot james

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Stockholm Sweden

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Great site nice to see pictures of the crescent where my mother Sheena Ruddie still lives.Would be great to see some old School photographs so I could show my wife to be where I was educated.A village sports section would be great.Top job Rab keep up the good work.

 

Monday 03/03/2003 10:30:54pm

Name:

margaret steele burton

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Location:

rugeley staffs

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hi uncle rab i have just had my computer fixed lost your web site can u email me it again margaret

 

 

 

Wednesday 01/29/2003 10:05:11am

Name:

Dougie King

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Corby, Northants

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Nice to see that you're keeping up the very good work.

 

 

 

Friday 01/03/2003 11:06:49am

Name:

ROD CAMPBELL

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CYPRUC

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Good to see some old pictures and new. I don't get home much being in the forces

 

 

 

Sunday 10/20/2002 11:12:28pm

Name:

Chris Steele

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Location:

Llanwrtyd Wells

Comments:

Nice to have you on board the Streamer Steele site Rab (love to Rita too). Printed the photo to show Gordon - how about putting some of the old ones onto the Streamer Steele site? Have contacted family who have signed your guestbook and invited them to join. Anyone else who is related may request to join through any member of the family.

Nice site - well done!
Love to all
Chris & Gordon

 

 

 

Monday 09/02/2002 3:46:34am

Name:

James Kennedy

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Melb Aust

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I had the good fortune to visit Catrine in 1997. It was the home of my Great Great Grandparents and one of their sons, James left Catrine to come to Australia. He wrote a journal of his wife's ('Jeannie' Farquarson)journey out.http://www.standard.net.au/~jamesk
Follow my Celtic ancestory link to see them. Cheers James (ps I have no email at present)

 

Monday 08/19/2002 2:37:24pm

Name:

Andrew Waugh

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Location:

co.durham

Comments:

Great site Rab keep up the good work.

 

 

 

Sunday 08/11/2002 0:59:51am

Name:

Iris Reilly

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Location:

Catrine

Comments:

Really enjoyed having a look at your site Rab, and I did recognise some of the runners in the picture....Jim Steel, Bill Gordon to name but two.

 

 

 

Friday 06/14/2002 8:47:07pm

Name:

Paul Lambie

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Meltham, West Yorkshire, England

Comments:

Great to see the area that my ancestors lived in. The Lambie's were generations of tailors in Mauchline, Sorn and Catrine.
Looking forward to visiting in August.

 

 

 

Thursday 06/06/2002 1:53:20am

Name:

George Ewing

E-Mail:

tartanjre@ntlworld.com

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Location:

Stafford Staffs

Comments:

Hi Rab its been a long time since I moved from Catrine 1974, I remember yourself and your brother David when you use to practice with the band up in the towers of the village hall with Tom Welch (drums) Billie McCluckie (base) its nice to look at your web site and see and remember the names from olden days I lived at Flemings Way hope to hear from anyone who remembers me and my brothers Drew Robert and Kevin keep up the good work Rab it has a lot of good memories that we all need to remember of our roots.

 

 

 

Sunday 06/02/2002 1:31:47pm

Name:

andie

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Location:

mauchline

Comments:

the moaner is my grampa
but he is nice.

 

Wednesday 04/17/2002 9:01:16pm

Name:

johnny mc connachie

E-Mail:

surfed in

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Location:

harlow essex england

Comments:

great site rab great to surf in to my old village keep it rockin

 

 

 

Tuesday 04/02/2002 1:03:32am

Name:

billy roulstone

E-Mail:

billy@myfcn.co.uk

Homepage Title:

pcinfo

Homepage URL:

http://www.pcinfo.co.uk

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Location:

ayrshire

Comments:

hi
nice site and plenty of information.its always worth a visit from time to time.good to see a site for the locals who can keep up with whats happening and also hiv a guid moan.
keep up the good work
awra best
billy

 

 

 

Wednesday 03/13/2002 10:21:44am

Name:

zillah warner nee girvan

E-Mail:

susiezil@hotmail.com

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Location:

sydney australia

Comments:

I was born Newmilns and had an Aunt Elizabeth and Uncle Tom Gray they lived in Catriona cottage they had a daughter named Netty who married a Rowan they had two girls would dearly like to say hello would anybody know of there whereabouts

 

 

 

Monday 03/11/2002 11:19:59am

Name:

wilma steele

E-Mail:

miss_flintstone@hotmail.com

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Location:

rugeley staffordshire

Comments:

Dear uncle rab how are u these days i am glad to read about the old times it makes me miss it very much hope to hear from u soon can u send me my other uncles email addresses and cousins if u know them thank u the site is great well done take care love wilma and kids

 

 

 

Monday 03/11/2002 11:06:54am

Name:

margaret steele burton

E-Mail:

sweetlips203@hotmail.com

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Location:

rugeley staffordshire

Comments:

hi uncle rab i have seen your web page and think its great it bought back memories of all the holidays i spent at catrine which id never forget love from your neice margaret

 

Monday 03/04/2002 2:07:46am

Name:

Ken Brown

E-Mail:

kenbrown@myplace.net.au

 

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Location:

Gold Coast Australia

Comments:

Congratulations on your site. I would love to get my own (If I had the time) There's always an excuse isn't there. I'm into the genealogy hobby and am still searching. The Brown's & Hay's having come from Dundonald. I also sympathise with the smoking. I am finding it a real struggle to give up and reading your remarks find that I am VERY similar.
Again congratulations and best of luck with the fags.
Regards

Ken Brown

 

 

 

Tuesday 02/12/2002 9:46:57pm

Name:

May Hastings

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Location:

Yorkshire

Comments:

I'm glad your back on the move again Keep up the good work Robert.

 

 

 

Friday 08/03/2001 10:32:59pm

Name:

scott campbell conner campbell

E-Mail:

 

 

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Location:

Catrine

Comments:

very good

 

 

 

Sunday 07/22/2001 0:03:08am

Name:

Irene Bates

E-Mail:

ireneb7@hotmail.com

 

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Location:

Muirkirk

Comments:

Hi Rab just dropped in for a wee browse and found some pictures of Muirkirk that must have been taken just along the road from us. How are you all? We're as always, love Irene.

 

 

 

Saturday 07/21/2001 10:08:26pm

Name:

Jim Bell

E-Mail:

Jimedwardbell@aol.com

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Location:

Newton Aycliffe Co Durham

Comments:

It was good to see the photographs of Catrine where I was brought up

 

 

 

Sunday 05/06/2001 9:30:11pm

Name:

Laura Thom

E-Mail:

Laurhthm2@aol.com

Referred By:

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Location:

Coturn

Comments:

Great to see this on the net.
Well done. Keep up the good work Rab!!!!!!

 

 

 

Friday 03/16/2001 9:19:12am

Name:

Dawn

E-Mail:

dmitch83@hotmail.com

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Location:

Edinburgh

Comments:

great site....and keep up the good work

 

 

 

Thursday 03/15/2001 8:29:06pm

Name:

Jacqui

E-Mail:

sparkle45uk@hotmail.com

Referred By:

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Location:

Kent

Comments:

I was told about this site by my two good friends Jay and Sam Butchart. Thank you guys - a site worth visiting often.

 

 

 

Thursday 03/15/2001 8:21:43pm

Name:

Jacqui

E-Mail:

sparkle45uk@hotmail.com

Referred By:

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Location:

kent

Comments:

I was asked to visit this page by a friend in Scotland

 

 

 

Thursday 03/15/2001 8:12:12pm

Name:

Raine

E-Mail:

raine_86@hotmail.com

Referred By:

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Location:

San Jose, California, USA

Comments:

Great site...keep up the great work..i love your garden...and cant wait to try some of your recipes..will check back often to see whats new..thank you for sharing your friends site John Butchart

 

Thursday 03/15/2001 6:50:26pm

Name:

Sam Teach

E-Mail:

riot85@hotmail.com

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Location:

Livingston

Comments:

Pretty good , would like a web site of my own may be you could help
Thank you Sam.

 

 

 

Monday 03/12/2001 1:57:59pm

Name:

Sue Wiley

E-Mail:

stormyone61@home.com

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Location:

Vancouver, Washington

Comments:

I really enjoyed your web page and will be coming back again to look at the new additions as you add them. I've recently begun to have an interest in Scotland and its people and love any and all history I can find. Thank you to my dear friend John Butchart who sent me your url.

 

 

 

Monday 03/12/2001 5:04:45am

Name:

Mary Harrison

E-Mail:

Nnachas@AOL.com

Referred By:

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Location:

Burnaby, B.C.

Comments:

Congratulations Robert, great work.

 

 

 

Saturday 03/10/2001 10:39:26am

Name:

John Butchart

E-Mail:

kiltie140@hotmail.com

Referred By:

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Location:

Maybole

Comments:

Congratulations to you Rab on creating this site. The History content and general interest information is very good, I will recomend this site to my online friends.

 

 

 

Tuesday 03/06/2001 7:54:51pm

Name:

Malcolm Bryson

E-Mail:

mmbryson@aol.co

 

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Location:

Newmarket Suffolk England

Comments:

Good to see Catrine famous at last

 

Saturday 02/10/2001 2:32:03pm

Name:

james a steele

E-Mail:

james.seele2@ntlworld.com

Referred By:

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Location:

rugeley staffs

Comments:

very good to see the village again
where i was brought up not much has
changed lots of luck with this site

 

 

 

Tuesday 01/16/2001 4:19:15am

Name:

john boyle

E-Mail:

johnboyle13@hotmail.com

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Location:

canada

Comments:

I was pleased to find your web site as I come from Catrine. Nettie Boyle is my mother.I hope to visit it more often now I know it's there. John Boyle.

 

 

 

Thursday 12/28/2000 6:40:24pm

Name:

MICHAEL MCCONNACHIE

E-Mail:

MICHAEMICY@AOL .CO

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Location:

CATRINE

Comments:

GOOD SITE VERY INTERESTING

 

 

 

Friday 12/22/2000 1:14:47pm

Name:

william nicol

E-Mail:

willie.nicol@laht.scot.nhs.uk

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Comments:

Good to see Catrine on the NET.

 

 

 

Saturday 11/25/2000 7:09:38pm

Name:

Darren & David

E-Mail:

dairysupplies@hotmail.com

Referred By:

Just Surfed On In

Location:

Bingley West Yorkshire

Comments:

What a fine looking,most proffesional site,very impressive.
All the best from Bingley,the land that time forgot.
LEEDS UNITED FOREVER !!

 

Sunday 07/16/2000 0:34:29am

Name:

sandra

E-Mail:

 

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Location:

kilmarnock

Comments:

researching family history - interesting site - will be recommending it to others.

 

 

 

Tuesday 05/02/2000 5:02:04am

Name:

bob guthrie

E-Mail:

jascam@aol.com

Homepage Title:

History of the Parish of New Cumnock

Homepage URL:

http://members.xoom.com/guthrienew/nchistory/welcomex.html

Referred By:

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Location:

Barrhead via New Cumnock

Comments:

Great to see CAW-TURN on the web - brilliant site.
cheers bob

 

 

 

Thursday 04/20/2000 6:12:35am

Name:

John Richmond

E-Mail:

johnrichmond@canada.com

Referred By:

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Location:

Ottawa, Canada

Comments:

I have just started looking for my roots. I believe they reach toward Dykefield Farm, Mauchline.
I could not leave without telling you how much your efforts
are appreciated.
A fine, professional, and helpful site.
Thank you..... John

 

 

 

Thursday 03/23/2000 0:01:19am

Name:

Anne-Marie Steele & Dale Woodward

E-Mail:

dale@woodw22.freeserve.co.uk

Referred By:

From a Friend

Location:

COTURN

Comments:

Nice to see that even a place like Catrine can get on the World Wide Web. Looks great Uncle Rab, you'll need to give us some instruction sometime

Biee for now Anne-Marie & Dale

 

 

 

Friday 03/17/2000 4:58:08am

Name:  Johnny Kerr

E-Mail:  johnsmithkerr@yahoo.com

Referred By:  Just Surfed On In

Location:  Catrine

Comments:  My brother Euan pointed me in this direction - great site!

 

 

Monday 02/28/2000 12:50:53am

Name:  George Bryson

E-Mail:  george@howford.demon.co.uk

Homepage Title:  Howford Hydraulics

Homepage URL:  http://www.howford.demon.co.uk

Referred By:  From a Friend

Location:  Catrine

Comments:  Hello Robert , trust you are enjoying village life. I bet you are missing your old landlords !!!!

Interested in your article about Catrine House.

 

 

 

Wednesday 02/16/2000 0:20:35am

Name:  George Shields

E-Mail:  georgeshields@hotmail.com

Referred By:  Just Surfed On In

Location:  Catrine

Comments:  good site