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Some things I remember !

Posted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 9:02 pm
by scottyd
Steam trains that went from Saltcoats to Kilmarnock
Standing at Saltcoats station with my boggie waiting to help the Glasgow Fair tourists to their "digs"
Going to the Countess Cinema and pretending to be 16 so I could see my first horror film
Swimming in the sea at South Beach
Playing putting
Watching the Orange Walk in July
Drinking free milk at school
Packets of crisps with the wee blue twisted paper portion of salt
Getting fish suppers in the pink edition of the Evening Times
Getting my first Academy blazer
Going tattie howkin
Knickerbocker glories

Re: Some things I remember !

Posted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 9:13 pm
by Catherine Belle
Excellent post, scottyd! :D

here's my tuppence worth....
Playing out side till after ten oclock at night in the summer ('cause it was still light out)
Street games like rounders
Glasgow Fare visitors
picking brambles
tattie howkin (for only one memorable season...luvved it!)
picnics up the country and doon the shore.
picking bluebells
making daisy chains
flying home made brown paper kites

Re: Some things I remember !

Posted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 9:24 pm
by Milda
Some of mine

Playing peevers at the front pavement
Doublers against the coalhouse door
Taking peoples babies for a walk
eating condensed milk sandwiches
Mum meeting me from school and going to the beach
Going shopping in Glasgow with my mum
Practically living in the Melbourne cafe
Continually playing Runaway on the juke box
Meeting Christine Breen in the plantation after school,me from A.A.and her from St.Peters and going to the Olympic cafe and buying 5 Bristol and a 1d book of matches between us
Where are you Christine?

Re: Some things I remember !

Posted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 10:33 pm
by maggie T
I Remember.
MacNamaras in factory place,Queing for oranges on a saturday morning.
Mr Anderson crying Fresh Herring,Fresh Herring.
The Salvation Army singing outside the Crown on Saturday Night.
Midnight Bathing in the pool after working in the cafe all day.
Going up the country to pick brambles.
going on the Clydecoast bus to the glen in WestKilbride.
Sitting round the fire and toasting bread.My Grandpa putting
studs on the heels of our shoes,and we would slide down the Brae.

Re: Some things I remember !

Posted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 11:11 pm
by Catherine Belle
Milda wrote: ......Taking peoples babies for a walk.....
I Remember that!? :D

Changed days now tho, eh, Milda? :(

Re: Some things I remember !

Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 5:23 am
by maggie
I remember all of the thing's that you are all
talking about The light night's were great
we used to go to South beach and watch the older
one's dancing to the music near the putting Green
and also when the steam train came we would go up on the bridge
at the castle hill or cannon hill whatever and let the steam
go over us. going down the inches at Ardrossan
Maggie

Re: Some things I remember !

Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 9:43 am
by Milda
Hi Catherine Belle,yeah you're right you are frightened to say hello to anyone's child now.It's a shame the way things have gone.Milda

Re: Some things I remember !

Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 1:35 pm
by georgeflemingard
Brlliant, I remember all of the things the other members have mentiond, I`m sitting here with a wee tear in my eye at the thought of all those happy times. I also remember, cold winter nights, sliding down the Cannon Hill on home made wooden sledges, when the hill was covered with Snow. We never seemed to feel the cold untill we got home and put our hands in front of the fire, then they would really hurt.

Re: Some things I remember !

Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 1:45 pm
by Lynda
I remember playing whatever sport was on the telly at the time.Tennis ,football even cycling.We would be in the street playing them.Racing round the block on our bikes hoping to win the game and get a medal.Kick the can ,german ropes and beds.Great fun.The grandkids just look and laugh when I talk about it

Re: Some things I remember !

Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 2:13 pm
by Hughie
George, you didnae have far to go home to that warm fire. Those nights on the Cannon hill were magic to us weren't they? With the Cannon Hill under snow and the moon shining which it always seemed to do on those cold still cloudless nights we could see for miles. Us young ones felt so very safe - there wasn't even a question about bad guys being around In those days - they were only in the movies.

There was one year when the thaw didn't come for over a month and the hill was pure ice - I ended up in the swing park a few times and I'm sure a few others might have hit that wall behind the Castle Craigs. Magic memories there and it brought our woodwork skills to the fore too 'cause we made our own sledges didn't we? That stood me in good stead during our early years in Oz when we were chasing a dollar - maybe I should have signed all the things I made. Ermmm that's another wee story for later. Hughie

Re: Some things I remember !

Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 6:25 pm
by Robert Cook
I remember sledging on Cannon Hill too but mainly in a particularly hot summer when the grass turned yellow like straw and all the weans took cardboard and slid down all the way to the swings. We went faster than we did in the snow. Other memories are

picnics at the North shore
Big Jumbo and Wee Jumbo
climbing the greasy pole
saturday matinees at the Lyric
playing pirates on the gravestones on Cannon hill
pick up fitba games in Harveys Park
the back road to West Kilbride

Re: Some things I remember !

Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 7:36 pm
by brvhrtjimmy
collecting ginger bottles along the shore in summer
catching sticklbacks in the plantaiton
the sea queen ceromony one year when it was raining,a lady paid for me to get into the old pavillion for the crowning.
the long summer school holidays
bonfire night at guy fawkes in new engalnd road
having letting folk
dressing up for halloween
a bygone age never to return
James Barr (brvhrtjimmy)