This document contains all the previous guestbook entries from Feb 2000 until the new Guestbook in February 2012.

 

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Wednesday 02/01/2012 6:10:47pm

Name:

Elsie Oscroft nee Hutchison

E-Mail:

elsetrev@talktalk.net

Referred By:

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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 Mum\92s 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 Stirling\92s, 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 Elliot\92s, 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.

 


 

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

Name:

Peter Nicholson

E-Mail:

peternicholson@aapt.net.au

Referred By:

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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\92 from that time.

 


 

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

 


 

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

Name:

Jim Gillies.

E-Mail:

jgillies@blueyonder.co.uk

Referred By:

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Location:

Kirkcaldy, Fife.

Comments:

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


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

Name:

Jim Parker

E-Mail:

jimjoho@sky.com

Referred By:

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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 Gardiners, 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:

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Location:

Lochgelly Fife

Comments:

Very interesting site. I applaud your efforts.

 


 

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.

 


 

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.

 


 

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.

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.

 


 

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!

 


 

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

 


 

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

 


 

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


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.

 


 

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

Name:

Shaun Reynolds

E-Mail:

Shaun.Reynolds@diageo.com

Referred By:

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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.

 


 

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

 


 

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

 


 

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

Name:

Stuart

E-Mail:

stuartbrown777@hotmail.com

Referred By:

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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.

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

 


 

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

Name:

Jim McDowall

E-Mail:

jasmcdowall@live.co.uk

Referred By:

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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.

 


 

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 brother\92s class of 1957. My brother passed away in 1998, it was very heart-warming to see this picture. Thank you so much for this site.

 


 

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

Name:

Jim Galloway

E-Mail:

jamesgalloway50@hotmail.com

Referred By:

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Location:

travelling around Australia

Comments:

Hi Rab it\92s 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

 


 

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

Name:

Janine Sutter

E-Mail:

janine.sutter@hotmail.com

Referred By:

Just Surfed In

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.

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

 


 

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

 


 

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.

 


 

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

 


 

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

Name:

Elsie Oscroft nee Hutchison

E-Mail:

elsetrev@talktalk.net

Referred By:

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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.

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. I hit 60 in April and would do it in honour of my Mum, Olive, who died 2009 and loved Catrine and its surrounds. Could you advise me on when would be best and what footwear to use. I should hope to finish in 2 days so would require B@b, can you recommend a place? Best wishes and happy Christmas.

 


 

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. .

 


 

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

 


 

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

Name:

William Nicol

E-Mail:

williamnicol567@msn.com

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Location:

Larges

Comments:

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

 


 

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

Name:

Robert Steele

E-Mail:

krsteele@talktalk.net

Referred By:

Friend

Location:

blackwood ave

Comments:

The Nephew

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 ancestor William Duncan blacksmith,
lived in Catrine, doing family history.

 


 

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 bairn when we left for England. I did 1 year at Cumnock Academy, so many lovely memories.
Keep up the good work Rab.

 


 

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

 


 

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

Name:

Marlene Campbell

E-Mail:

marlenespeight@googlemail.com

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Location:

blackwood ave Catrine

Comments:

 


 

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

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.

 


 

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

 


 

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

Name:

Jack Patterson

E-Mail:

jackpatterson960@hotmail.com

Referred By:

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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 hear from you.

 


 

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

Name:

George Fowler

E-Mail:

g.fowler1@sky.com

Referred By:

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Location:

Maltby, SYorkshire

Comments:

Nice to see my old home town, visited again in May 2008,Indian valley not so hot now

 


 

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!

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

Name:

stan stojsavljevic.a.k.a. stan little

E-Mail:

stankostojsavljevic50@ymail.com

Referred By:

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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..

 


 

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

Name:

Robin Stevenson

E-Mail:

robin_linda2001@yahoo.co.uk

Referred By:

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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.

 


 

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

Name:

Robin Stevenson

E-Mail:

robin_linda2001@yahoo.co.uk

Referred By:

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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.

 


 

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

Name:

Jackie Webber (Jaqueline Ross)

E-Mail:

jackie.webber@tesco.net

Referred By:

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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)

 


 

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 scary for a wee boy. sincerely B Grundy

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

Name:

Mary

E-Mail:

BRIONTINO@aol.com

Referred By:

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Location:

Florida(USA)

Comments:

Rcently, 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!!

 


 

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.

 


 

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!

 


 

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

Name:

William Angus Muir

E-Mail:

billmuir1@msn.com

Referred By:

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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 Catrine Church Cemetery 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

 


 

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!

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

Name:

Lynn

E-Mail:

lynnfauldsypu2moi@yahoo.co.uk

Referred By:

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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

 


 

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

 


 

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

Name:

Ian Noyce

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Hertfordshire

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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 it\92s a long time ago - does it still exist and are there any of the family still around - can you help.

Thanks
Ian

 


 

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

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Alex

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It`s sites like this that make the internet 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)

 


 

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

Name:

Margaret Fraser (Cairns)

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Irvine

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

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

Name:

john sym

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Logan

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hi Rab
good site, I keep surfing in from time to time to see if some old photos 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 an 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)

 


 

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

Name:

Jim Draper

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Newmilns

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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

 


 

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

Name:

Allan Gregory

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Carlisle

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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.

 


 

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

Name:

David Raeside

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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.

 


 

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

Name:

James Thomson

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I am the son in law of tomas a houston

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

Name:

Steven Gilmour

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Catrine

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Interesting to see what the place was like and what\92s changed

 


 

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

Name:

Gary Blackwood

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Mossblown Ayrshire

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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

 


 

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

Name:

John Stirling

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Alness Ross-shire

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Interesting web page. I am trying to find the location of my great Grandfather Alexander Stirling. On my grandfather\92s marriage certificate dated 1917 he has his address down as Wood Street Catrine. Would appreciate any information on either of them. Thank you.

 


 

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

Name:

Russell Samson

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North Vancouver Canada

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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

 


 

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

Name:

MacLean Scott Taylor

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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 medallist 1951, always wondered what happened to the big board in the school hall with our names on it.

 

 

 

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

Name:

Yvonne Rivera

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Location:

USA

Comments:

just looking around

 


 

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

Name:

Jack Scott

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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

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Ottawa

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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.

 


 

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

Name:

Jean Guthrie (nee Niven)

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Location:

Cheshire

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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.

 


 

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

Name:

Elsie Hutchison

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Nottinghamshire

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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.

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

Name:

Don Gillies

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Wellington New Zealand

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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!

 


 

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

Name:

Lawrence McCann jr

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Location:

Farnsworth Bolton Lancs,

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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.

 


 

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

Name:

Tina Gemmell

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Location:

Ontario, Canada

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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 it\92s history.

 


 

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

Name:

Alex McEwan

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Location:

New Cumnock

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born Catrine 1943 left 1962

 


 

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

Name:

Robert Mackie Forrest {Jnr }

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Location:

Ayr

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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

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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.

 


 

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

Name:

Barbara Wilde

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Location:

Tasmania, Australia

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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.

 


 

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

Name:

Willis Marshall

E-Mail:

willismarshall@hotmail.co.uk

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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

 


 

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

Name:

Diana Lees

E-Mail:

dlees@post.harvard.edu

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Location:

Boston, MA

Comments:

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

 


 

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

Name:

John McKenzie Hind Sr

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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.

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

Name:

Ian Fowler

E-Mail:

ian@ccfinteriors.com

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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\92ll look in more. PS been in Brum 30 years.

 


 

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

Name:

Elsie Oscroft

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Location:

Nottinghamshire

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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.

 


 

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

Name:

Joyce Gray (nee Edgar) Mauchline

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Location:

South Africa

Comments:

Love it...brings back many happy memories

 


 

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

Name:

Bill Morland

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Location:

Ayr

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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.

 


 

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

Name:

john mc connachie

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Location:

Weymouth Dorset England

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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

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

Name:

Mike McCluskie

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Shipley, West Yorkshire

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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!!

 


 

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

Name:

heather mckissock

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Location:

st cuthbert st

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I 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".

 


 

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

Name:

John Clark

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Location:

Annbank

Comments:

grandfather was ivie piper of barrshoose

 


 

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

Name:

Scottie

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Stockholm

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

Catrine Village In Scotland

 


 

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

Name:

Evelyn O'reilly

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Location:

Ayrshire,

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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 the parents of James were, 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.

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

Name:

Ella Goldie (Borland)

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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 McCredie

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Location:

Ontario Canada

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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 (McCredie\92s) 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

 


 

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

Name:

Charles Hackett

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Location:

Boston, MA US

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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!

 


 

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

Name:

Hazel Duncan

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Location:

Catrine

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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/Gardiners. Saw both my dad and dad-in-law( Harry Parker and Gerald Duncan) in the school photos. Keep up the good work.

 


 

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

Name:

Bill Ferguson

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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?

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

Name:

David Pratt

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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 father\92s name was Henry(Harry) Harkin and would be nice to hear from anyone who knew him, my wife's name is Sharon, thanks

 


 

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

Name:

Dawn Harvey-Major

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Lincolnshire

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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 i.e. 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

 


 

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

Name:

Jean Dignam

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Location:

Adelaide Sth Australia

Comments:

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

 


 

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

Name:

Mary Ann Stewart {Kerr}

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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

 


 

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

Name:

christine millin duncan

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Location:

catrine

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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

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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

 


 

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

Name:

Susan Wise (Gardiner)

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Location:

Catrine

Comments:

HI RAB
GREAT SITE

 


 

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

Name:

Isabel Dunlop. Stocks

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Location:

Roseburg Oregon USA

Comments:

My nephew Billy Rogerson bought the old parish 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.

 


 

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

Name:

Judy Paxton

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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

 


 

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

Name:

Patrick Whitaker

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Spain

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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?

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

Name:

Tom Pollock

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Cumbernauld

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my parents came from Catrine and i found your site very interesting tom

 


 

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

Name:

David Bell

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London

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.

 


 

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

Name:

Justin Robertson

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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.

 


 

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.

 


 

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

Name:

Cheryl Blackwood

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Catrine

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hey Cheryl here live in Catrine have done all my life only 16 though, but I would like to know a bit more about the history of the village where i stay and your site has taught me a lot of history about it cheers.

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

Name:

Anne Gardiner (Cree)

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Location:

Catrine

Comments:

it was good to look back at the old pictures of Catrine and the old school pictures

 


 

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

Name:

Jean Guthrie

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Location:

Cheshire

Comments:

Just popped in for a wee bit of nostalgia.

 


 

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

Name:

Bernard [ Barney] McDowall

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Location:

Catrine

Comments:

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

 


 

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

Name:

Bill Kirkpatrick

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Location:

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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largs

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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

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Bill Macdonald

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London

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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

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Jim Galloway

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Adelaide South Australia

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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

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George Ewing

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Rugby Warwickshire

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Hi Rab it\92s 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, it\92s so important to have good memories

 


 

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

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Ronnie Alexander

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Perth

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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

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Ann Barfield

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Arizona

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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

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Stewart Hogg

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Holbeach, Lincolnshire

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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

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Robert Watts

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Duncan family (great gfather)born here
1826.smithy

 


 

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

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Maurice Irvine

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Canada

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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

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Susan Brown

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South Ayrshire

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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

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Joan Hamilton

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Berks

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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)

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Manchester

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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

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Lesley & John McCowatt

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Northamptonshire

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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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Catrine

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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.